UCP of the North Bay
Community Outreach Update
June 26, 2020
Advocacy and Legislative Update
The California Legislature and Governor Newsom have come to an agreed budget and we are fortunate that no significant cuts have been made to our programs if we receive federal assistance by the end of September. Although our economic situation remains fluid and the budget could be adjusted multiple times in the coming year depending on the accuracy of revenue projections, this is a good start to a very challenging year. Stay tuned for advocacy action alerts as we move forward. We can all congratulate ourselves on the efficacy of our advocacy outreach so far!
BOOST Conductive Education Program Fundraising Event
Our BOOST Conductive Education Program is entering its 20th year of operation and now includes a year-round classroom at Cypress School in addition to our original BOOST Summer Program for children with cerebral palsy and other motor disabilities. We have been very fortunate to have foundation funding for many years that has helped BOOST grow and flourish. Unfortunately, that needed financial support is no longer available this year due to the effects of the pandemic. So, what do we do…?
We go to the summit of Mt. Everest to raise money and awareness for UCP of the North Bay and BOOST! That’s right, we’re going to climb and descend 29,029 feet in a single day. However, we’re going to do it at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, CA. Our goal is to raise $2,902.90 (the height of Mt. Everest) to support the incredible work of BOOST that will continue throughout the next school year.
On Saturday, June 27, Saskia Kramer, BOOST Director, along with Volunteers Michael Wong and Colorado Reed, are going to climb up-and-down a large 300 foot hill at Redwood Regional Park, a combined 100 times, to effectively climb and descend Mt. Everest. They are going to start at 5:00 a.m. and plan to finish around 10:00 p.m. The only thing they are missing is your support, but you can remedy that by donating to their incredible climb of Mt. Everest at:
UCP of the North Bay Leadership Team
After 13 years of service to UCP of the North Bay, we are wishing Laura Briggin, Cypress School Director, and Ron Hamilton, Chief of Operations, well in their retirement. They were both part of our original Leadership Team that formed in 2007 along with Ludy Noguera, Chief Financial Officer, Mike Lisenko, President of Business Operations, and Margaret Farman, Chief Executive Officer. We are now welcoming three new members to our current Leadership Team that also includes Dennis Blong, President of Business Operations at Gone for Good: Nate Yates, Director of Educational and Behavioral Services, Jen Whalen, Director of Community Programs, and Christina Isetta, Director of Administration.
Public health organizations emphasize that we must continue to take preventive steps that insure safe physical distancing. Work hard, be kind, stay safe and stay connected.
- Should you have any additional questions, please contact, via email or text, your Program Coordinator, Manager, Administrator, or Director.
- We hope to return to normal locations and hours as soon as possible.