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Our Community2018-09-25T16:47:11+00:00

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. View Site >>

La Casa Hogar exists to provide a range of practical education and self-development opportunities especially suited to the needs of Latina/o immigrant families who comprise one of the most economically fragile, but socially important segments, in the Yakima Valley. Most are at-risk from language, income and education limitations, eroded self-esteem, reduced mobility, few marketable skills, and a scarcity of available resources. But they are not alone, for as models and caretakers for those children who will shape the majority in the Yakima Valley before the middle of this century, the community’s well-being is equally exposed.

The organization confronts these issues through education, relationship development, and building trust. Classes offered to this population of immigrant families include English/Spanish literacy, adult basic education, digital inclusion, financial literacy, health education, parenting, pre-school preparation for their children, and citizenship education. Also provided are lessons in social skills, cultural contexts, communications, confidence building, civic involvement, and common safety and survival skills essential to participants’ success. In the end, these programs serve as building blocks of social change, helping to overcome existing barriers, impart mutual values, and reduce the potential for inter-generational obstacles and adverse effects that many families and the community as a whole may face. View Site >>

The First Tee is a youth sports organization whose mission is to grow the game of golf by transforming the experience that kids (and families) have with the sport. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has reached more than 15 million kids, positively impacting their lives. Reaching more than 5 million kids annually, The First Tee offers programs in all 50 states through: The National School Program in more than 10,000 elementary schools, 150 chapters at more than 1,200 golf courses and The First Tee DRIVE at 1,300 youth centers. The First Tee is expanding globally and currently offers programs at six international locations. View Site >>