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A Tug-of-War Between Hope and Decline; The Dharma Ship Rescues Students From a Life of Gangs

In the Hunters Point community of San Francisco, two-thirds of the students are from low-income households. In 2004, local Tzu Chi volunteers initiated the Happy Campus Project in collaboration with local schools to distribute free school uniforms to students from low-income households. However, when Tzu Chi volunteers first came into this neighborhood, the first lesson they learned was just how tough and dangerous the environment is that the students live in. Roxanne Buchwitz, the Tzu Chi volunteer in charge of the project, said, “Once, a child asked me, ‘(Aunty) Tzu Chi! Tzu Chi! Are you scared to come here?’ I looked at the boy and said ‘a little bit.’ He told me, ‘Don’t be scared; you just have to stay low and cover your head and you should be okay.’”Read more...
 

Jing Si Aphorisms Ease the Mind, Just as a Sea Breeze Changes the Climate

On September 18, 2013, as soon as the Tzu Chi volunteers finished the breakfast-... Read more...

A Circle of Love – Jen Tsao and the Tzu Chi Scholars Program in Northern California

A single generous act can be enough to create a circle of love that spreads acro... Read more...

Taking Care of Life and Protecting Our Health – A Community Health Clinic Event in Modesto, CA

Tzu Chi’s Northwest Regional Office joined with the Modesto City Recreational Pa... Read more...

Blessings and prayers for Asiana Flight Crash Victims

I was having lunch on July 6, 2013 when I received a text message from a friend.... Read more...

Warming Wounded Hearts - Care for Fire Survivors in Northern California

On July 7, 2013, a fire destroyed the Hallmark House Apartment in Redwood City, ... Read more...

Tzu Chi Distributes 2013 Scholarships in Northern California

UC Berkeley freshman Leanza Tupfer is one of nine recipients to receive a four-y... Read more...

Connecting to the Dharma through Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings – All-English Volunteer Certification Training in San Jose

On June 22, the fourth seminar of 2013 for Tzu Chi Certification Training in Eng... Read more...

Food Distribution at Gordon Lau Elementary School in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns outside of Asia. It i... Read more...
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