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    Harvardwood Helps at the Great LA River Cleanup

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Steelhead Park in Los Angeles, CA

    Volunteer with Harvardwood Helps at the Great LA River Cleanup on April 22nd!

    This fun outdoor event is attended by A TON of volunteers! After you RSVP to us, Harvardwood Helps Director Stacy Cohen will get in touch with you so you can find her the day of the event and meet with other Harvardwood volunteers.

    Steelhead Park in Elysian Valley is one a series of about a dozen small parks along the LA River in the Glendale Narrows. Designed by North East Trees, the park features native vegetation, a small outdoor classroom, and artistic gates and fences commemorating the steelhead trout that used to be plentiful in the LA River. The river here is soft bottom, with tall trees and plenty of ducks.

    Volunteers will receive a FoLAR t-shirt and reusable grocery tote at the CleanUp. Note: supplies may be limited and are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.


    Bike: Located at the downstream end of the LA River Bike Path.

    Transit: Take Metro line 96 and get off at the corner of Elmgrove Street and Riverside Drive, then walk two blocks southeast to Oros. Alternately, take the Metro Gold Line and get off at Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park (Avenue 26) Station. Walk northwest two blocks on Avenue 26. Turn left on North Figueroa. Cross the Riverside/Figueroa Bridge, and continue upstream on the River two blocks to Steelhead Park at Oros Street.

    Driving: Take the 5 Freeway. Exit at Stadium Way / Riverside Drive. Go southeast on Riverside Drive. Turn left at Oros Street.

    Parking: Limited street parking on Oros, Blake, Riverside or other neighborhood streets.

    Please print and complete this waiver (PDF download) and bring it with them on the day of the CleanUp. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have their waiver signed by their parent/guardian.

    Harvardwood Heads To... Earth Day Family Story Time!

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Barnes & Noble in Thousand Oaks, CA

    EARTH DAY STORY TIME! Bring your families and friends to BARNES & NOBLE to celebrate Earth Day with The Adventures of Camellia N.  The environmentally-focused book series not only educates and entertains, but helps create pint-size global ambassadors who will change our planet! 


    So hope to see fellow HARVARD students there!!

    Harvardwood Heads To... Multi-awardwinning documentary, "Is Anybody Listening?"

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 08:00 PM · $18.00 USD
    The Wild Project in New York, NY

    Paula J. Caplan's multi-awardwinning, 50-minute documentary will be screened in the American Stories/Forgotten Voices program of Spotlight On!'s Rise of the Phoenix festival (Spotlighton.org). It is the story of one woman's journey across the chasm that so often divides veterans from nonveterans and is unhealthy for people from both groups and for the nation. Veterans who have seen it say, "THIS is what I want my loved ones -- and the nation -- to know," and nonveterans say it humanizes veterans for them. Humanizing is always good, yes? The trailer and other info are at isanybodylisteningmovie.org Also included in the program are Cynthia Granville's 8-minute dramatic film, "In Memoriam," about a veteran and his daughter and Matthew Widman's very short play, STOP AND FRISK. Q&A with filmmakers and playwright will follow.

    The Wild Project is at 195 East 3rd St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. TIckets are only $10 for seniors and veterans with ID.

  • Bay Area members, tell us what you want out of Harvardwood!

    Aligned with the mission of Harvardwood, the purpose of the SF/Bay Area Chapter of Harvardwood is to bring together Harvard alumni and affiliates working in arts, entertainment, and media to build a community dedicated to the cultural sector.

    Now through May 15, 2017, we're administering a short survey (3-5 minutes) for NorCal-based members to inform our events and programming in the upcoming year as we revive the chapter. TAKE THE SURVEY!

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    Apply for a $500 community service grant | Harvardwood Heroes

    This April, apply to become a 2017 Harvardwood Heroes and receive a $500 unrestricted grant! The deadline to submit your grant proposal is Saturday, April 22, 2017.

    Harvardwood awards $500 grants* to applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later. 

    You do not need to be a Harvardwood member to receive a Harvardwood Heroes grant (applicants must be current students, alums, staff, or faculty), although Harvardwood members and/or applicants whose service project is arts-related will receive priority consideration.

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