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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Edwin from Reseda, California who was selected from hundreds of entries as the basket winner at Children’s Day 2010. Edwin is pictured at the right with his children. We hope you all enjoy the basket full of great Simpsons goodies. Happy Holidays!
Saturday November 20th was the “rain or shine” day set aside to bring families together in Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley to have fun and find out what resources are out there to help kids.
Nancy, along with co-ED Peter Kjenaas and Happy House administrative executive Kathie Heard, drove out to Malibu to visit the Boys and Girls Club on the campus of Malibu High.
It’s nearly November, and for the third year in a row, that means Children’s Day and a chance to celebrate our local children. Join Nancy and the Happy House team at Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley on Saturday, November 20th from 8 AM to 4 PM. There will be carnival rides, games, music, food, a petting zoo, climbing wall and a ton more. The event will, once again, be sponsored by Radio Disney, so bring the whole family for a celebration of children. And of course, Happy House will be in attendance with tons of resources, some of Nancy’s voice over friends, crafts and other great activities. See […]
Friday August 20th was graduation day for seventy some children ranging in age from 9 – 18 who completed the Happy House Good Choices Program through Migrant Workers Education run by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Their families and teachers joined them in celebrating this remarkable achievement.
Nancy helped give out awards on Saturday, June 19th, at the 8th Annual Scholarship Celebration for Project GRAD, supported by friends Anne Archer and Marisol Nichols and run by CEO of Project GRAD Ford Roosevelt.