All posts tagged homeless

  • The Making Of An Organic Food Forest 10 Week Course (4/10)

    Over a course of ten (10) weeks, Charles Malki will be continuing to teach his ten (10) week class on important plant/ tree care concepts: The Making of an Organic Food Forest. Concepts taught will include, but not be limited to, learning ‘new era’ methods for planting, caring & propagating all types of fruits & vegetables; plus improving soil, irrigation options & fertilizing. The classroom lesson will last about 20-30 minutes, followed by a 5-10 question quiz, then followed by 30 minutes practical gardening time. Those who participate in the classroom lesson will have the added incentive of $5, which upon completion of all 10 classes can earn a $50 gift (what type of gift has not been decided yet). Outside guests that participate will be charged $5 for participation, plus a plant gift from A.M.D. to offset their investment (such as our succulent arrangements… we will always have excess plants, especially as we go into spring & summer in our garden). Additionally, those who graduate the class will receive an IV Organic Certificate of Completion, plus recommendation for any horticulture or nursery-based business; as it is expected that those who complete the course to have an understanding that will place them in the top 10% in the industry. There will be make-up courses for those who miss one of the classes for the following four (4) weeks, before repeating the course again to the next group of interested participants.

  • Game Night At A Million Drops!

    So we had our first ever Game Night at the A Million Drops Learning Center! It was a full house with games of Scrabble, Jenga, Chess, Catan and others! It was lots of fun and had a bunch of delicious food! Thanks to our awesome supporters Heidi and Robert Urbina, Ed and Dana Robledo and Karen Cota Sheahan. A special thank you to Mother Moo Creamery for donating the most delicious, organic ice cream!

     

  • Homeless Realities Documentary

    We went on a small outing to view our very own Brian Sicurella portrayed in Jovrnalism’s 360 degree documentary, Homeless Realities. The documentary was a surprisngly intimate and beautiful piece of art spotlighting several people who are experiencing homeless in Los Angeles. The spotlighted participants were not only the focus of the documentary, they were also trained on new emerging technology while being involved in the creative side of the project!

     

  • Game Night!

    Saturday, February the 16th, from 5pm – 8pm A Million Drops will be open for Game Night! Lots of food, snacks and sodas will be provided! Please come on out and have some fun!

  • Free Hair Cut Day!

    Our first free haircut day was a success! Thanks so much Erick Orellana, Donnie Thorpe and Robert Rea from Cristophe Beverly Hills and José Eber Hair who had volunteered their time and skills, tirelessly working all day, cutting, styling and blow drying the hair of dozens of people who had signed up for a free hair cut! While waiting, clients enjoyed free coffee and snacks and the music program put together by DJ Aaron Paar. Thank you Andrew Froemming and the Hollywood Adventist Church for providing space for the event. Thank you Joshua Townsend, Brian Sicurella and Andrew Froemming for helping set up!

  • The Making Of An Organic Food Forest 10 Week Course (3/10)

    Over a course of ten (10) weeks, Charles Malki will be continuing to teach his ten (10) week class on important plant/ tree care concepts: The Making of an Organic Food Forest. Concepts taught will include, but not be limited to, learning ‘new era’ methods for planting, caring & propagating all types of fruits & vegetables; plus improving soil, irrigation options & fertilizing. The classroom lesson will last about 20-30 minutes, followed by a 5-10 question quiz, then followed by 30 minutes practical gardening time. Those who participate in the classroom lesson will have the added incentive of $5, which upon completion of all 10 classes can earn a $50 gift (what type of gift has not been decided yet). Outside guests that participate will be charged $5 for participation, plus a plant gift from A.M.D. to offset their investment (such as our succulent arrangements… we will always have excess plants, especially as we go into spring & summer in our garden). Additionally, those who graduate the class will receive an IV Organic Certificate of Completion, plus recommendation for any horticulture or nursery-based business; as it is expected that those who complete the course to have an understanding that will place them in the top 10% in the industry. There will be make-up courses for those who miss one of the classes for the following four (4) weeks, before repeating the course again to the next group of interested participants.

  • Anger Management Workshop With Les Harris Of 2nd Chance For Recovery

    Is life really grinding your gears? Do you find yourself lashing out at those around you? At yourself? Please come on out on Tuesday, February the 12th at 2:30pm for an anger management workshop! Learn new techniques and tools for dealing with those upset moments!

  • This Past Weeks Acting Workshop

    In our past weeks acting class, under the guidance of professional actor and teacher Robert Galinksy, our class experimenting with various walking techniques to develop and create unique characters!

  • Charles Teaching His Organic Food Forest Workshop!

    Charles J Malki teaching his 2nd out of 10 lessons for his class: The Making Of An Organic Food Forest 10 Week Course (2/10). We will be hosting his 3rd workshop next Wednesday at 2pm! It’s still soon enough to get involved if you are interested. There will be 4 weeks of make up classes after the 10th week! Thank you Charles J Malki once again for all the amazing information on plants, gardening and organic fertilizers! And thank you and your family for the gift basket! Always a pleasure to have you around!!!

      

  • Poetic Perspectivez with Kiki

    Kiki is a professional spoken word poet set to lead us through another poetry workshop this week! Do you enjoy creative writing? Spoken word and performance? Are you just interested? Come try it out!