Marion Institute's Grow Education Program has been selected as the beneficiary of the @StopandShop Bloomin’ 4 Good Program! Each time a $10.99 bouquet in the sleeve marked “Bloomin’ 4 Good” is purchased at the Stop & Shop at Wareham, MA during the month of April we will receive a $1 donation.
This month's newsletter is dedicated to the incredible 18 year legacy of Angela Silva, MI's Director of Finance and Operations. We say Good Luck! but not Goodbye. Angela's work ethic, efficiency, conscientious approach, and consistently positive outlook is something we admire and are grateful to have experienced daily. It is with heavy, but very proud and happy hearts that we wish Angela well as she sets out on her new path as a women-led business owner.
Our FoodCorps members designed a lesson to connect to the third-grade history curriculum around the Boston Tea Party which was supported by an herbal tea lesson where students were able to pick and choose the loose-leaf herbs of their choice to make their own cup of tea.
The road to financial wellness is rarely a straight line. It bends and curves, at times doubling back, depending on a multitude of factors including our income, saving and spending habits, and retirement goals. But it’s often our health — both physical and mental — that determines whether we reach our destination at all.
Atlas misalignment is when your first cervical vertebrae, the top-most bone in your spine, has shifted out of place. As little as a 1-2mm shift can make a big difference in our body, disrupting your spine, blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid flow, hormones, stress response system, and other body functions.
February is Black History Month and our newsletter highlights the fantastic soul food lessons that Shay Brooks, one of our FoodCorps service members, has been providing to her students. There's also info about a new program for the MI – "Path of Freedom", an 11-week mindfulness-based emotional intelligence (MBEI) program for at-risk and incarcerated youth and adult prisoners. Good Stuff!
We are so proud of Shay Brooks, one of our FoodCorps service members in the Grow Education Program, for being interviewed on Today.com for her Soul Food lesson for Black History Month!
One of our Greenhouse Initiatives, STEAM the Streets, is in the news with the engaging STEAM The Streets App! They are shifting the culture to embrace STEAM fields as a possible career path.
It's the new year - welcome 2023! After a bit of a break on updates from the MI we're back on track giving you the scoop on what's up. This month we announce the addition of two new dedicated individuals to our board of directors as well as the latest progress updates from the SFPC Working Groups.
The Southcoast Food Policy Council (SFPC) Quarterly meeting on January 11 provided an opportunity to share the activities over the past four months and the successes during the fall and winter.