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TWO BEST FRIENDS

12/14/2018 By ABRAHAM REGUNTA It was a normal morning at the Collegium. Rachel came rushing into my office and asked me to take a picture of two little boys who visit the Collegium Café almost every day. I took my camera and sat close to where the boys were sitting. I…

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The Carroms Tournament

12/07/2018 By Abraham Regunta It was another dark, rainy evening in Pasco. Inside the Collegium Café however we had lots of activity. It was noisy, and the kids were excited and in high spirits. This time the excitement was due to the Carroms Tournament. Carroms is a cue sport-based table…

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Coffee With A Cop

The evening program is not just about games and children. It’s a place that gives each and every one a chance to express themselves. It could just a regular day or a special event day like the Coffee with the Cops, or Karaoke Night or a career defining acquaintance, or…

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Helping A Friend In Need

Christian and Jennifer(Jenny) come to the Collegium almost every day that it’s open. These two have lived in the Tierra Vida community since it was first built. One afternoon as Christian was struggling to do his math homework, Jenny, without hesitation stepped in to help. When asked why she was…

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Chess Tournament

On August 23rd the Evening Program held its first Chess Tournament. 8 children were taught from scratch how to play the game. While these games are fun they also are also contributing to their development as they get the opportunity to think, reason, and strategize their next moves. Quite often there…

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Jim Hunter

Jim Hunter visited the Collegium for a sit down with a few core leaders from each of our local PAC communities. This gave us an opportunity to ask Jim some questions and share with him about some of the work we’ve been doing. J.D. Hunter Associates, LLC, a Leadership Training &…

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Ali Noorani

Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, was in town on August 24th and visited us here at The Collegium for an informal dialogue on immigration. Ali has been a friend and partner to the Center for Sharing and Vista Hermosa Foundation for a number of years. You…

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Exemplary Sportsmanship

We recently held a chess tournament at the Collegium. The format was simple: we had eight participants starting from the quarterfinal stage, and the winner moves to the next round. Eight (8) year old Chava Soto who just started playing chess recently was the youngest among the participants. He played…

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Servant Leadership July 2018 Alumni Event

A “community of servant leaders” alumni event is held quarterly, to provide a space for SL alumni to share stories, socialize and in the process continue to nurture understanding and community amongst each other.  The 19th July, 2018 was one such evening complete with delicious food, drinks and fellowship. We also…

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Resolving Conflict Through a Sensible Approach

One day at the Collegium, I noticed that Nathan and Azhar were having a conversation. For some reason I sensed that there was an argument between them. I intervened and almost immediately Nathan left. I asked Azhar if everything was fine. He said he was upset and told me that…

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