Nancy Speaks at the Hip Hop Chess Federation’s Spring Classic

Nancy Speaks at the Hip Hop Chess Federation’s Spring Classic

Founded by award winning Lecturer and Author, Adisa Banjoko and Hip-Hop graphic artist Leo Libiran, the Hip Hop Chess Federation is dedicated to providing an inclusive setting for individuals to interact, play and develop life skills with people they view as mentors. Along with recreational activities, the Hip Hop Chess Federation also provides workshops and sponsor supported education scholarships.

San Jose Neighborhood Council Event

San Jose Neighborhood Council Event

Sunday, May 15, Nancy joined Community United, the San Jose Chapter of Happy House, for the Starbird Park Community Event. The event played host to more than 200 people and praised the work of Community United and other neighborhood councils and communities. There were talks by Councilman Pete Constant, Timothy Starbird (son of the center’s namesake), Adisa Banjoko, Jan Nikitin and Nancy Cartwright.

Anti Gang Coalition Takes on Crime

Anti Gang Coalition Takes on Crime

The San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs held its monthly meeting at Church on the Way in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday, May 5, where they reviewed programs to reduce gang violence and crime in the Valley.  Attended by over fifty members and guests, with representatives from the LAPD Divisions in the valley, the meeting was presided over by Coalition Chair Sandy Kievman.  After a brief welcome, officers from each division reported on statistics and incidents in their jurisdictions.

The San Fernando Valley Heritage Festival Is Almost Here

The San Fernando Valley Heritage Festival Is Almost Here

Nancy Cartwright and her Happy House team are proud to be participating in the San Fernando Valley Heritage Festival at Northridge Park on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. Organization of the event—formerly known as the Salute to Recreation—has been taken over by the Northridge Kiwanis and the North Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the festival will play host to more than 30,000 people over two days.

Good Choices—Good Citizens

Good Choices—Good Citizens

If good citizens make good choices and good choices make good citizens then the Santa Barbara Boys and Girls Club is creating the best citizens of all. What an incredible night!  The Happy House Good Choices team was invited to attend the annual awards night put on by Executive Director Carolyn Brown and her team of superlative staff and extraordinary volunteers.   We filled a table and felt more than honored to be a small part of what was clearly a very big acknowledgement for the staff, Board, volunteers, coaches and kids that make this club such a resounding success. It all kicked off with music and more music.  There were […]