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Leadership Burbank class of 2009-10

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Credit: Creative Commons

Credit: Creative Commons

The Leadership Burbank Board of Directors recently announced 27 participants for the program’s class of 2009-10.

Leadership Burbank, a nonprofit organization that trains residents and individuals who work in the community, puts participants through a  nine-month program where they tackle issues facing the city.

Sue Georgino, a newly minted adjunct instructor for the department of organizational leadership, joins Don St. Clair, vice president of Woodbury University, Dr. Phyllis Cremer, associate vice president and adjunct instructor, and adjunct instructors Emma Misner and Mary Alvord.

The class of 2009-10:

Jacqueline Amaya-Garcia, Language Line Services

Judith Arandes, Burbank Housing Corporation

Cathleen Bambas, Providence High School

Ellen Burditt, Our Community-Families of Deafness Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Christopher Cadelago

September 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm

BTAC: ‘Immediate help is needed’

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Burbank Temporary Aid Center officials reporting unprecedented demand from residents continuing to outstrip the organization’s food bank supply. (Alex Collins/The Leader)

Burbank Temporary Aid Center officials are reporting that unprecedented demand from residents continues to outpace the organization’s food bank supply. (Alex Collins/The Leader)

Just a few weeks ago Burbank Temporary Aid Center officials reported that unprecedented demand had stripped the organization’s food bank supply.

With no end in sight to the debilitating recession, “immediate help” is still needed, Executive Director Barbara Howell wrote in an e-mail.

“We’ve never had to put out a call for help at this time of year, and this is our second in several weeks,” Howell said. “We typically have a small fundraising event in the early summer, then give the community a rest until we try to be everywhere you look as we prepare for traditional increased demand through the holidays.

“But this year, with unemployment hitting record levels, and those with jobs seeing their regular hours and overtime slashed, there are more Burbank families having to ask for help with the most basic of needs: Groceries.” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Christopher Cadelago

September 14, 2009 at 11:31 pm