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September 24 2017

A huge week for one of our Executive Directors!

Congratulations to Michele Huntzinger, Executive Director of StandUp For Kids - Silicon Valley, for winning the San Francisco ...

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September 21 2017

Why Alejandra Loves StandUp For Kids

"They are here to help with our personal needs, school needs, and to guide us when we have don't have anybody on our side."  

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September 20 2017

A Small yet Mighty Team in Denver

By Maureen McPadden Here in Denver, Colorado, we do street outreach most Tuesdays year 'round where just go out and connect with youth, catch up and ...

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September 19 2017

StandUp For Kids Resources on DACA

Post updated since originally appearing September 6.  "If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much" - Marian Wright ...

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September 13 2017

Cassie's Story, in Her Own Words

I was about 15 or 16 years old when I first heard about StandUp For Kids.  A few friends I was hanging out with introduced it to me.  ...

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September 4 2017

National Innovation and Research Roundup

By Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair  It might sound strange, but I love how many email lists I subscribe to! I find it the best way for ...

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September 1 2017

A post Harvey update from StandUp For Kids - Houston

All of our volunteers are safe and doing what they can for our clients. We want to thank all of our volunteers for helping out those in Houston. We ...

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September 1 2017

Check Out Our 2016 Annual Report

We have compiled information about our services, impact, and supporters for the 2016 fiscal year, and assembled it into our 2016 Annual Report. We ...

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August 29 2017

CBS46 hit the streets with us last week! Check it out!

They not only shined a spotlight on the prevalence of youth homelessness in our city, but also on the ability of our community to do something ...

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August 24 2017

A Moving Letter Reveals Her Reason for Volunteering

From Jessica Lizardi, National Board Member 2015-2017   I started volunteering in the StandUp For Kids - Detroit program while I was in graduate ...

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August 23 2017

The Struggle is Real!

Growing up in San Jose wasn’t always easy for Billy. He was born into a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic dad from Guatemala who ...

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August 22 2017

Meet Alejandra and Beto

Alejandra, age 16, and Beto, age 15, are brother and sister who both attend weekly meetings at our Anaheim Outreach Center. The two of them were ...

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August 21 2017

Greenlight Sets Students Up for Success

By Megan Ayala A founder and CEO of a local IT company hopes to raise funds to deliver 50 new computers to the StandUp For Kids - Orange ...

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July 26 2017

A Special Message From Our Board Chair

Click on the video above to find out why Eddy gives monthly. Will you join Eddy and become a Champion For Youth with a monthly gift? Thank you!

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July 26 2017

SUFK - Chicago on WGN!

Check out WGN's segment on StandUp For Kids - Chicago below, and grab your tickets for Purplepalooza here: Purplepalooza Tickets

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July 24 2017

Chattahoochee High School's Star Senior

Every year Fulton County Schools recognizes an outstanding senior from each high school.This year two of StandUp For Kids - ...

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July 23 2017

Welcome New Board Members!

Click here to learn more about Elizabeth, Robert, and Nikki.  On behalf of everyone at StandUp For Kids, we would like to thank them for ...

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July 21 2017

Thank you!

A special thank you to all the donations through the Kitsap Great Give 2017. These funds will assist in providing meals for our local at ...

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July 17 2017

Meet Quis

Quis, 21 years old, grew up in Blythe, CA. He says, “Where I’m from, people are dying left and right.” His mother was a gang ...

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July 10 2017

Sam's Story

Sam* was homeless and hopeless till he met a StandUp volunteer. That changed his life! Here’s what he told me: “I was on the streets ...

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June 21 2017

Meet Brittany

Check out the video below to meet Brittany and hear her story.

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June 14 2017

StandUp For Kids - Silicon Valley Recognized by Assembly Member Ash Kalra

Sunday June 11th Leadership San Jose held an Open House at our outreach center, The Village, that attracted electeds (thanks Ash Kalra and ...

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June 11 2017

June Is Pride Month And SUFK Is Here To Support!

Meet Carl, a youth that comes to our Outreach Center, The Village. "In my opinion The Village is the very definition of human compassion.  ...

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June 9 2017

48 Hours - San Diego Style

Why "48 Hours"? The first 48 hours a kid is out on the streets are crucial. They are the most vulnerable, scared, alone and often victims of crime or ...

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May 31 2017

Coming to StandUp For Kids Feels Like Coming Home

That’s how it felt when I first met the amazing volunteers and kids at StandUp For Kids my Junior year of college, and that’s how it felt ...

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May 25 2017

An Old Car Becomes a New Lease on Life

StandUp For Kids recently launched a fundraising Vehicle Donation Program through Donation Line, LLC, a car donation processing organization. ...

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May 25 2017

48 Hours All Across the Nation

From April 28-30, 2017, our local teams across the country did it again! They conducted Street Outreach, kept Outreach Center doors open, ...

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May 22 2017

Billy's Story

Billy was five when he was adopted with his 3-year-old brother.  His life was never normal, he said.  The adoptive parents were physically ...

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May 4 2017

Walk For MA Children Donations At $820 and Still Coming In

BIG THANK YOU to Roosevelt Westbrook for a $500 donation to StandUp For Kids - Worcester at the event. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the ...

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April 24 2017

Interview with StandUp For Kids Chair of National Board, Dr. Eddy Ameen

Mike Zelnio, Former Board Chair (left) and Eddy Ameen, Board Chair (right) presenting our vision statement at our 2016 ...

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April 18 2017

New Study Finds One in Five Homeless Youth Are Trafficked

From our colleagues at the National Network for Youth:  "Yesterday, Covenant House International and The Field Center for Children's Policy, ...

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April 17 2017

Our Annual 48 Hours Event Kicks Off April 28th

StandUp For Kids will kick off its annual “48 Hours” outreach and community awareness events. Outreach where trained volunteers walk the ...

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April 13 2017

16 More Days Until Walk For MA Children!

16 more days till Walk for MA Children! Get your walking shoes ready!  The Third Annual Walk for MA Children Tim and Susan Crane are doing the ...

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April 12 2017

Check out the new StandUp For Kids PSA

Many thanks to one of Orange County's talented volunteers for helping us improve the lives of all homeless and otherwise vulnerable young people, ...

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April 11 2017

Young Entrepreneur Academy Investor Panel Winner Named

Young Entrepreneurs Seek Funding for Startups “Shark Tank Style” Jessica Cedillo accepting her award Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 10, ...

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April 11 2017

2017 Viewbook Now Available

We are happy to announce that our 2017 StandUp For Kids National Viewbook is now available. Learn more about our history, programs, 2016 ...

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April 10 2017

StandUp For Kids Gets Extreme Makeover

By Justine Palmore Great news! Our online home at www.standupforkids.org has had an extreme makeover. We just launched an entirely new website ...

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April 4 2017

Thank you to SpencerBANK for the donation!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:04/04/2017 For More Information Contact:Lori KowalVice President - MarketingSpencerBANK508-885-5313 ext 19257 Pictured (L to ...

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March 29 2017

Buy This Bracelet to Help Raise Awareness

Raise awareness by purchasing a bracelet for National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month!   For a limited time, choose your ...

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March 29 2017

Young Entrepreneurs Face A Mock Investor Panel

Pictured are:  Brian Montes (KEB Global Business Development and Strategy Management Consulting and Managing Partner, Co-Founder of Fluidity ...

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March 24 2017

Community College Students Struggling with Hunger, Homelessness

By Alicia Neaves, KENS5 Eyewitness NewsClick here to read the story on the KENS5 website SAN ANTONIO - A recent national study highlights the ...

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March 22 2017

We Believe in Housing Not Handcuffs

StandUp For Kids proudly endorses the Housing Not Handcuffs campaign.  "In order to end the crisis of homelessness, the criminalization of ...

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March 21 2017

Chicago Math and Science Academy Stands Up For Kids!

Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) is a college prep charter school located on 7212 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626. It's Concert band has won ...

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March 20 2017

Mikaila's Story

By: Savanna Clevenger StandUp For Kids is continuing to change the lives of the OC youth. For twenty two year old Mikaila, joining StandUp For Kids ...

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March 8 2017

One-on-One with Maggie McWhorter

via Lisa Deaderick at the The San Diego Union-Tribune Maggie McWhorter, Executive Director of the Oceanside outreach and drop-in center of ...

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March 8 2017

Seattle Outreach: A glimpse into our weekly outing

Written by: Briona Allen, Seattle Volunteer and Outreach Lead On any given Thursday night in downtown Seattle, our outreach team could encounter ...

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March 8 2017

StandUp For Kids - Atlanta awarded the 2016/2017 Fulton County Public Schools Partner of the Year

The Legacy of Excellence Awards are given to the Principal, Teacher and Partner of the Year for the Fulton County Public School District In ...

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March 6 2017

Meet Carol Brady

We wanted to take a moment to highlight a very special donor.     Carol has been a long time supporter of the Oceanside chapter of StandUp ...

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March 2 2017

StandUp For Kids National Conference Lifetime Achievement Award

This past October at the StandUp For Kids National Conference in Irvine, California, StandUp For Kids - San Diego Executive Director Teri Burg was ...

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March 1 2017

HulaFrog's Most Loved Non-Profit!

StandUp For Kids - Worcester tied for "Most Loved Non-Profit" in Worcester. Thanks to all the followers of Hulafrog!

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February 28 2017

Meet Miguel and Roberta

StandUp For Kids - Orange County continues to help make a difference for the homeless and at risk youth of Orange County through their Anaheim ...

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February 28 2017

Homeless In Orange County

Homeless in Orange County from T V on Vimeo.A non-profit documentary about the unexpectedly harrowing ...

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February 27 2017

San Diego Is A Winner Again!

"A little before Thanksgiving each year Fortune 421 produces our Bowling for Turkey event. The event raises awareness and funds for ...

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February 27 2017

Words from Abbey Cross, Executive Director

The work we are doing is just so important. There are over 15,000 homeless youth on the streets of Chicago and only about 100 beds available to them ...

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February 27 2017

Jimmy's Story

Jimmy has been a street kid for the past 4 years, since he was 15. The outreach team found Jimmy playing his guitar outside of Horton Plaza and began ...

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February 27 2017

LeAnn Rimes shot a music video with some of our youth

LeAnn Rimes shot a video for her song "Give" with a lot of the homeless and street youth that we work with on a daily basis. Check out the video ...

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February 27 2017

Beanies For A Cause

Thanks to Michele at Lil Red Knitting Hood Street Outreach, the Village receives knitted beanies and scarves to give to our homeless ...

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February 27 2017

Silicon Valley Tech Company Helping The Homeless

Being in the heart of Silicon Valley, all this wealth and support of technology companies would be awesome. Being an all-volunteer organization, we ...

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February 27 2017

Helping The Homeless

By Rebecca Simms, Marketing Intern, SUFK Seattle We care about helping the homeless population in our community. How do we take the first step? Here ...

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February 27 2017

A Celebration of You: Martin Luther King Jr Day 2017

AmeriCorp and StandUp For Kids - Olympia brought a safe place for homeless youth and young adults on Marting Luther King Jr. Day.Twenty- six youth ...

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February 27 2017

Student Brings Family & Community Together through Food Donations

At 10 years old -- and just a few days shy of her eleventh birthday -- Sophie Horst already knows the definition of community service. A District of ...

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February 27 2017

Our Drop In Center

February is a big month for StandUp For Kids - Houston. We are proud to be opening our drop-in center Friday nights. Kids can come get dinner, ...

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February 27 2017

Alamo Empire Reign XX Stands Up For StandUp For Kids - San Antonio

StandUp For Kids - San Antonio is very proud to announce that Alamo Empire Reign XX raised funds for our organization for the past 12 ...

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February 27 2017

Ongoing Efforts and Support

StandUp For Kids - San Antonio has had a busy year helping homeless and at-risk youth in our community. In addition to providing food, clothing, job, ...

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February 27 2017

Vanguard Championship Wrestling Stands Up For Kids

Local professional wrestlers are trying to defeat a tough opponent -- the factors that contribute to children being homeless. "Words can't express ...

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February 27 2017

Young Man Earns GED Thanks to StandUp For Kids - Hampton Roads

At age 14 Blaise was homeless after dropping out of the ninth grade due to circumstances at home. At age 17 he was addicted to drugs and in jail in ...

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February 27 2017

Check us out on Cox Connections!

http://www.cox11.com/standup-for-kids/  

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February 27 2017

A Call To Action

In order to grow our program here in Denver, several things must happen:  The first thing is to find more leaders to sit on our Leadership Team, ...

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February 27 2017

Around Tucson

Thank you to Mr. Heads and Jessica for hosting another successful fundraiser! Performances by Austin Counts, Rival Shapes and Saer 1 were ...

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February 27 2017

For The Sender

For The Sender is a book and album written by songwriter Alex Woodard and Grammy-Award winning, platinum-selling artists about real-life ...

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December 21 2016

Thank You Worcester Railers!

The Worcester Railers with Trax came to the Outreach Center and presented StandUp For Kids - Worcester a check for $5,000. StandUp For Kids is ...

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December 20 2016

Jennifer Greenlee: FACES of Atlanta

December 2016, StyleBlueprint.com "Kids forced to live in any level of homelessness are regularly targeted by gangs, human traffickers and ...

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November 21 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Center

StandUp For Kids - Worcester held a Thanksgiving Dinner for the youths on November 21, 2016. The volunteers and staff at the Outreach Center ...

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August 5 2016

Homeless Teen Falls Into Tears After Life-Changing Gift

A special thank you to @11Alive for sharing one of our kid's stories!! Chinasa is a tremendous young lady with an amazing heart and future! This ...

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August 1 2016

Standing Up For Kids

August 1, 2016, Northside Woman "Beyond the gated subdivisions and manicured lawns that dot North Fulton, are nearly 650 students who attend ...

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June 12 2016

Testimonials

"It is very positive place. After StandUp For Kids on Saturdays, I remember feeling full and rejuvenated and grateful.  It felt like a safe ...

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