Child & Family Resource Center
Zumba, Egg Hunt, and ReThink Your Drink
April 1, 2017
Saturday Community Playtime along with other partners (Room to Bloom,
Lotus Bloom, Youth Uprising, Best Baby Zone, and ACPHD) hosted a
community event to celebrate health, fun, and family. Check out the
video for more information.
A UNIFIED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THAT INCLUDES INFANTS & TODDLERS
March 31, 2017
Principal at Allendale Elementary School shares his vision and thoughts about having infant/toddlers at elementary schools.
FULL CIRCLE FUND
December 6, 2016
In June 2016, Lotus Bloom became a grant recipient ($15,000) and partner with Full Circle Fund. Over the last 6 months, Full Circle Fund worked with Lotus Bloom to figure out the "secret sauce" that makes our programs so successful and create a messaging kit to support our promotional and content materials. On November 30, Full Circle Fund held the 5th Annual Demo Day at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. The event served as a capstone presentation, which showcased 7 nonprofit Grant Partners. Lotus Bloom's Executive Director, Angela Louie Howard and the other nonprofit leaders took the stage in front of a crowd of 500 to build awareness around the innovative solutions organizations are pioneering in the areas of Education, Environment, Economic Opportunity and Health.
ALLENDALE SCHOOL: A COMMUNITY PERSEPECTIVE
BY KENNETH RAININ COMMUNICATIONS - November 16, 2016
Gary Yee, former Superintendent of Oakland Unified School District along with Susan True of Kenneth Rainin Foundation visited Allendale Elementary School to focus on improving education by focusing on the early years. They visited Lotus Bloom playgroup that takes place in a classroom at Allendale Elementary.
KIDS DAY AT THE SHOP
BY NBC BAY AREA NEWS - February 29, 2016
Lotus Bloom and two dads that attend playgroup, created an
event to provide free haircuts for boys under 12 years old at
Megah Browns in Uptown Oakland.
Thanks to Fairyland & Oakland Ice Center for donating tickets for
CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUP A SAFE HAVEN IN EAST OAKLAND
BY SAMANTHA CLARK, OAKLAND TRIBUNE - JUNE 11, 2014
After being featured on NPR, a subsequent article reported on Room to Bloom and its positive impact in the Castlemont Corridor.
IN OAKLAND, FINDING A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS TO PLAY
BY RYDER DIAZ, THE CALIFORNIA REPORT: STATE OF HEALTH - MAY 7, 2014
Lotus Bloom's Castlemont playgroup, Room to Bloom, was featured on NPR's "The California Report". The story is told by Maria Peña and how she found our playgroup to be a safe place for her daughter to socialize and participate in activities with other children.
JEFFERSON AWARDS CEREMONY
JANUARY 15, 2014
Our Executive Director, Angela Louie Howard, received a Bronze Medallion at the Jefferson Awards Ceremony. Angela was among many truly outstanding individuals dedicated to public service and their local communities. The Jefferson Awards was established in 1972 to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service. Guest speaker, Ronnie Lott, legendary 49er and founder of All Stars Helping Kids, was on hand to present awards to Students in Action.
BERKELEY BOARD FELLOWS 2013 IMPACT PROJECT AWARD
MAY 2, 2013
University of Berkeley Haas School of Business Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership Berkeley Board Fellows & Foundation Boys 2013 Impact Project Award was presented to Lotus Bloom Child & Family Center. On behalf of the children and families, we are honored to receive the Impact Award!
JEFFERSON AWARD WINNER HELPS OAKLAND PRESCHOOLERS THRIVE
CBS KPIX(5), APRIL 10, 2013
Lotus Bloom's very own Executive Director, Angela Louie Howard, has been presented with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The Jefferson Awards was created in 1972 as a Nobel Prize for public service. The Jefferson Awards are presented at both the national and local levels. Through media partnerships with local newspapers and television station, the Jefferson Awards seek to inspire public service and volunteering in local communities.
OAKLAND MOM'S FAMILY CENTER CATERS TO DIVERSE COMMUNITY
BY LOUISE RAFKIN, THE BAY CITIZEN - JUNE 18, 2012
Our Executive Director's journey to creating Lotus Bloom. See her vision come to life and how it all got started.
CIVIC PRIDE AWARD
AWARDED BY CIVIC PRIDE - OCTOBER 27, 2011
On Thursday, October 27, at the Youth Ambassador Scholarship & Civic Award Dinner, Civic Pride presented an award to Angela Louie Howard. Civic Pride is a volunteer nonprofit youth-oriented civic origination dedicated to celebrating civic values, individual responsibility, and cultural diversity. "Making our communities better to live, work and grow" is their mission. "Angela Louie Howard was awarded the Civic Award along with California Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, Oakland City Councilmember Nancy Nadel, Performer/Artist Ise Lyfe, Retired Councilmember City of Richmond Corky Booze, Emeryville city councilmember Nora Davis, among others..."
BY CHANGE CONSULTING, LLC - DECEMBER 07, 2009
Just a few short months after opening on Park Boulevard, Lotus Bloom Child & Family Resource Center was voted best new space for tots by the East Bay Express in July 2009. Change Consulting spoke with founder and Executive Director Angela Louie Howard about the inspiration behind Lotus Bloom.
LOTUS BLOOM VOTED BEST NEW SPACE FOR TOTS
BY EAST BAY EXPRESS - JULY 2009
Lotus Bloom was voted Best New Space for families with toddlers in 2009 by East Bay Express.
YOUNG BOOST DIVERSITY AS POPULATION AGES
TYCHE HENDRICKS, CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER - MAY 14, 2009
"In the Bay Area, the population's growing diversity can be seen in its preschools. At the Lotus Bloom Child and Family Resource Center in Oakland's San Antonio neighborhood, Monday's playgroup takes place in Vietnamese and English, Tuesday's in Chinese and English and Wednesday's in Spanish and English, said director Angela Louie-Howard."
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