Common Ground For Common Good

TUESDAYS AT 6:44 P.M. AND WEDNESDAYS AT 7:45 A.M.

Common Ground for Common Good is a public awareness collaboration that was initiated by North Valley Community Foundation. It's now the name of a series on North State Public Radio in partnership with both NVCF and Shasta Regional Community Foundation. The program highlights grassroots methods to simple solutions to complex, compelling challenges.

Each week you'll hear from community members working hard to make things just a little bit better.

Our previous Common Ground for Common Good series can be found here and here.

Located in the heART of downtown Dunsmuir, California, the Siskiyou Arts Museum strives to enrich the lives of artists, residents and visitors to Siskiyou County through exhibition, sale and interpretation of the visual, literary and performing arts by presenting programs and events that will educate, strengthen, serve and sustain our community.

Irlen Syndrome is a visual processing disorder that affects 1 in 5 individuals. The Irlen Method is a non-invasive, drug-free therapy that improves the brain’s ability to process visual information, using colored filters to relieve headaches and visual distortions. 

The Irlen Ambassadors Charitable Fund exists to raise awareness of Irlen syndrome, and to raise funds to pay for the lab fees for low-income individuals.

Courtesy of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

Project Healing Waters-Shasta County is a free program provided to all wounded, injured or disabled veterans and active duty military personnel.  According to its website, PHW-Shasta County is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing, fly tying education and other fly fishing events. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is a national organization with chapters across the United States. For more information visit the Project Healing Waters - Shasta County website or Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Cycle for Sjögren's

An annual charity ride that takes place in Chico, California dedicated to raising awareness, community support, education and research towards Sjögren's Syndrome. The event has a family-friendly 5-mile ride and a longer 30-mile ride for more advanced cyclists. Learn more at www.cycleforsjogrens.com.

Shasta Library Foundation

The Shasta Library Foundation’s sole purpose is to support the Shasta Public Libraries in Anderson, Burney, and Redding. The foundation strives to transform Shasta County through the power of libraries, which it believes are at the heart of community, culture, education and democracy. The Shasta Library Foundation’s support for the Shasta Public Libraries enhances high-caliber programs that nurture literacy, the imagination, and lifelong learning.

For more information about the Shasta Literacy Program at the Redding Library or if you would like to participate as a tutor contact Kayla at 530-245-7237 or go to http://www.shastalibraries.org/literacy.

ChicoSol's mission is to provide cross-cultural feature-writing and bold investigative reporting in the Chico area of the Northern Sacramento Valley.

ChicoSol is a nonprofit news organization covering issues overlooked by traditional media that are starved for resources or intimidated by controversy, providing a digital platform and partnering with other outlets to distribute our work. Their stories cross cultural borders, including those related to race, ethnicity, immigration status, language and class, and examine how power and policy affect the most vulnerable communities.

The Siskiyou Child Care Council is a private, non-profit organization funded by the California Department of Education’s Early Education and Support Division and public/private grants. Since 1980, Siskiyou Child Care Council has provided child care and family resources to all of Siskiyou County. In the 2014-2015 fiscal year SCCC paid approximately $950,00 for child care and over $265,00 for preschool for children and families throughout Siskiyou County.

Chico Street Pastors are part of an international initiative first pioneered in the UK in 2003 that forms an inter-denominational Christian response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. The Chico Street Pastors come together to offer practical assistance to whomever they encounter while walking the downtown area from 10PM to 4AM, Friday and Saturdays.

Lassen Park Foundation

The Lassen Park Foundation provides philanthropic support to preserve and interpret the special natural and cultural resources of Lassen Volcanic National Park and its environs for present and future generations.

The North Valley InTune Music Foundation raises money for local public school music programs and inspire children to learn music and instruments. They also raise money for local foster children’s scholarships.

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