Tiffany Yim (SHP `06) serves as the Director of Operations for The Fit Kids Foundation (Fit Kids)

Tiffany Yim (SHP `06) serves as the Director of Operations for The Fit Kids Foundation (Fit Kids), co-host for the 2nd annual Children’s Champions being held at Stanford Football Stadium on May 16, 2015.

Children’s Champions is a fun, family-friendly event benefiting at-risk children in the Bay Area. The Wender Weis Foundation for Children (WWFC) and Fit Kids are coming together to help make fitness fun. Held at Stanford Stadium, Children’s Champions will feature sports drills, clinics, and demonstrations with Stanford athletes, including members of the Stanford football team, Fit Kids activities, such as an obstacle course, relay races, capture the flag games, arts and crafts, photo opportunities with professional athletes and mascots, pop-up fitness activities for adults, and more.

“The goals for both foundations are closely aligned so the decision to combine forces for this event was obvious. We both want to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children,” explains Amy Wender-Hoch, WWFC’s Founder. “We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to help kids discover fun ways to lead healthy, active lifestyles,” adds Fit Kids’ founder, Ashley Riley.  Both organizations are looking forward to sponsoring the attendance of 150 at-risk children and their families for this fun-filled afternoon at the Stadium.

Ticket and sponsorship packages range from $250 for a family of up to five to attend the main reception and $500 – $15,000 to attend the VIP portion. There are also opportunities to sponsor an at-risk child or family at Children’s Champions. All donors will join in the fight to provide children in underserved circumstances with encouragement and self-confidence.

For more information about tickets, sponsorship, or volunteer opportunities at Children’s Champions, please visit http://www.childrens-champions.org.

WWFC’s mission is to improve children’s self-esteem and self-confidence. We strive to do this by funding existing programs, and creating new programs, that provide children living in underserved communities with the gift of encouragement and self-confidence. When children believe in themselves and have others believe in them, they are able to develop the emotional, social, and physical skills that allow them to lead healthy, motivated, and inspired lives.

Fit Kids’ mission is to promote a healthy active lifestyle among children in underserved communities through high quality youth fitness programs and nutrition tips. By offering increased opportunities for physical activity among children, we hope to inspire an early love of sports and fitness that will serve as the foundation for a healthy way of life.

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Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton Lower & Middle Schools Steven Library Earned Net Zero Energy Building Certification

The Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton Lower & Middle Schools Steven Library has earned Net Zero Energy Building certification by the International Living Future Institute. Combining a serene learning environment for students, the library is independent from fossil fuels and has reduced the campus’ resource usage.  – See more at: http://www.shschools.org/page.cfm?p=375&newsid=1808#sthash.jEPL254S.dpuf

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Nicholas Taylor (SJSH `94, SHP `98) Quoted in January 26, 2015 Issue of New Yorker

Alum Nicholas Taylor (SJSH `94, SHP `98), Stanford’s Web archivist is quoted on page 40 in the January 26, 2015 issue of the New Yorker in the article “The Cobweb- Can the Internet be Archived?”.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/26/cobweb

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Abby Dahlkemper (SHS `11) is Top 3 Pick in Women’s Pro Soccer Draft

Former Sacred Heart Prep girls soccer standout Abby Dahlkemper (SHS ’11) was the number three pick overall in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft by the Western New York Flash Friday morning in Philadelphia.
Dahlkemper made a name for herself as one of the top defenders in college women’s soccer over her four-year starting career at UCLA. During that span she was a four-time All-American, All-Pac-12 and all-region selection, among numerous other accolades, and helped guide the Bruins to the program’s first-ever national championship in 2013.

The defender, who is also a member of the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team, heads east to be teammates with women’s soccer legend Abby Wambach.

– See more at: http://www.shschools.org/page.cfm?p=375&newsid=1814#sthash.iPFdJy08.dpuf

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Four Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton Alums Named 2015 Forbes “30 Under 30” List

Four Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton alumni were named to the 2015 Forbes “30 Under 30” list. The list features 600 millennials spanning 20 different fields.

Topher Conway (SJSH ’00, SHP ’04), partner, SV Angel (Venture Capital)

Jonny Dorsey (SJSH ’99, SHP ’03), White House fellow, Department of Education (Social Entrepreneurs)

Brandon Farwell (SJSH ’00), partner, Rothenberg Ventures (Venture Capital)

Marco Zappacosta (SJSH ’99, SHP ’03), cofounder, Thumbtack (Retail)

http://www.forbes.com/30under30/#/

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Kristin Duriseti (SH Forest Ridge ’87) is a Menlo Park Candidate for City Council

KDursetiFRaluman24 October 2014 – Kristin Duriseti, an alumnae of Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, WA (class of 1987), is running for Menlo Park City Council in the election next week on November 4. A sixteen-year resident of Menlo Park, Kristin hopes to bring her background in economics and climate policy to guide Menlo Park towards a truly sustainable future that promotes economic vitality as well as environmental sensibility.

As a Menlo Park Environmental Quality Commissioner for six years, Kristin has worked to develop the city’s Climate Action Plan and greenhouse gas emission targets, which were adopted by the city council, and has advocated strongly for a proactive Water Demand Management Plan, elimination of the use of pesticides on city property, especially in park areas near children, flood protection of San Francisquito Creek that is both more effective and preserves the fragile ecosystem, and support for businesses to implement “green” practices and upgrades that save money and natural resources.

On the controversial local ballot initiative regarding two proposed development projects along El Camino Real, Measure M, Kristin believes that it is more important to ask what the candidates will do after the election to fulfill the vision of the Menlo Park residents to create a more vibrant downtown. Irrespective of the outcome of the vote on Measure M, Kristin has stated that she would support increasing public open space in the development projects and a more balanced jobs-to-housing ratio. Regarding the particular mix of office space proposed by the measure, Kristin believes that this is an important opportunity to hear from the voters. In addition, Kristin proposes to address traffic concerns directly through negotiated traffic demand management programs that have been quite successful in neighboring communities and Stanford.

Perhaps the most significant issue facing the next Menlo Park council will be the General Plan Update, which will establish a city-wide transportation plan and new zoning regulations in the Belle Haven neighborhood (between 101 and the Bay). As an appointed member of the General Plan Advisory Committee, Kristin is working with residents and commercial property owners to achieve the shared vision for a walkable, livable, and sustainable community. Kristin will bring a holistic approach to ensure that commercial land-use, housing, and transportation are meaningfully integrated, and that the community, economy, and environment are protected and enhanced.

When asked why she is seeking office, Kristin credits in part her Sacred Heart education to inspire women to be responsible, creative, and compassionate global citizens and contribute meaningfully to their communities on a local, national, and international level. In fact, the plaque in our main building that displays the five core values reminded Kristin of this deep connection and commitment when she was bringing her son to camp at SHS over the past summer. The value most meaningful to Kristin is “a social awareness that impels to action.” Having spent the last two years as a Chapter Scientist for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Kristin decided to turn her attention to effecting change at the local level.

Kristin graduated from Forest Ridge in 1987 and attended Stanford, where she received her undergraduate degree in Political Science. After receiving a Master’s degree in Economics and a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Kristin and her husband, Ram, moved to Menlo Park, where they have raised their two sons, Amal (age 17) and Kiran (age 9). Kristin currently works for the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, where she manages the academic journal, Climatic Change. On most days, she rides with her son on their yellow, tandem bike down Valparaiso on the way to and from school at Encinal. Look for her and wave hello!

Please learn more about Kristin Duriseti at her website, http://www.KristinForMenloPark.com

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Kendall Cody (SHP `11) Participating in Philanthropic Fundrasier for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

Kendall Cody (SHP `11), a current Stanford University student and her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta is participating in a philanthropic fundraiser event in the form of a 5K/10K walk/run through Stanford campus on October 26.

Theta is proud to host multiple events a year to fundraise for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (CASA). CASA mentors and speaks for the 170,000 abused and neglected children who have been temporarily placed under the supervision of the court system for their own safety. CASA pairs individual children with trained volunteers who represent them in court and support them through an arduous court process, ensuring that each child will grow up in a healthy, safe, and loving environment.

Our largest fundraising event is called Theta Breakers, a 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run around the Stanford campus. Stanford students, faculty, alums, and community members join together and participate in the race to support CASA.

Over the past twenty-five years, the Theta Breakers 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run for Children has raised over $250,000 for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. We annually have the most successful philanthropy event of any greek organization on campus. You can learn more about CASA by visiting http://www.cadvocates.org. This year the race takes place on October 26th at 9:00 AM at the Stanford University Pac-12 Plaza.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider running the race this year. You can sign up to race either the 5K or 10K by visiting http://www.active.com/stanford-ca/running/races/theta-breakers-2014. Or you can donate directly to Child Advocates of Silicon Valley through this link http://www.razoo.com/story/29th-Annual-Theta-Breakers-Run-For-The-Children.

Thank you so much for considering my request! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Child Advocates, Theta Breakers, or Kappa Alpha Theta.

Thank you,

Kendall Cody
B.S. Candidate | Earth Systems: Energy, Science, and Technology
Stanford University | Class of 2015
(SHP Class of 2011)

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