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A Case for JOY Activism – Kelly D. Carlisle

 April 26, 2022

Let’s start with my RAGE and a reminder of why we do what we do. I know that I probably don’t have to tell you, but ANV is ALL ABOUT joy. Every single thing Acta Non Verba does is INTENTIONALLY designed to bring maximum delight to everyone who interacts with us and participate in our … Continue reading A Case for JOY Activism – Kelly D. Carlisle




Acta Non Verba announces RJ Martin, AAMS® as ANV’s Youth Financial Investment Advisor

 March 31, 2022

RJ Martin began his career at Edward Jones in 2012. As the son of an educator that taught special-needs children for over 20 years, he has taken the same care and attention he learned from his mother and has applied those skills in guiding his clients as a financial advisor. He is a true educator … Continue reading Acta Non Verba announces RJ Martin, AAMS® as ANV’s Youth Financial Investment Advisor




Acta Non Verba Announces Shannon Wirth, FNP as Organizational and Program Medical Advisor

 January 27, 2022

Shannon Wirth is a Family Nurse Practitioner dedicated to the service and support of her community.  A Bay Area native, she was educated at UCSC where she earned her Bachelor’s in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, and later at Samuel Merritt University where she earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing.  Shannon has over ten years experience … Continue reading Acta Non Verba Announces Shannon Wirth, FNP as Organizational and Program Medical Advisor




Breanna Madison- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Staff Member Of The Year

 December 9, 2020

Breanna Madison Breanna believes community engagement is an important way to enact change and the work of Camp ANV is reflective of that. Breanna was a camp counselor for CAMP ANV’s first virtual summer program and is currently a counselor for the after school program. Her position entails tutoring the elementary students and assisting with … Continue reading Breanna Madison- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Staff Member Of The Year




Remi & Angela Bereola- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Camp Parent Of the Year

 

Remi & Angela Bereola Remi & Angela Bereola are the proud parents of Adanya (9) and Kaden (7) Bereola. As a family, they enjoy travel, learning, spending time in nature, playing games, and enjoying music. The kids love biking, making and discovery, creating arts and crafts, singing and dancing, and playing retro video games. The … Continue reading Remi & Angela Bereola- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Camp Parent Of the Year




Rachel Ruiz- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Intern of the Year

 

Rachel Ruiz Rachel is a happy and proud first generation Peruana who was raised in Long Beach, California. Growing up, she quickly began to realize the power and knowledge that exists within families and communities. With this, came an understanding that there is a prominent struggle that exists in accessing and achieving food and health. While … Continue reading Rachel Ruiz- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Intern of the Year




Debrah R. Giles- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Foundation Of The Year

 

DEBRAH R. GILES Debrah Giles is a philanthropic and non-profit management professional that serves as a Senior Program Officer for the East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland, CA.  She specializes in supporting initiatives with in EBCF that foster education and youth development.  In her role, she serves as the Senior Program Officer for The Clorox … Continue reading Debrah R. Giles- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Foundation Of The Year




Tony “Chicago” Bennett- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Volunteer Of The Year

 

Tony “Chicago” Bennett Tony “Chicago” Bennett was born and raised in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.  He came to California in 1989 for the Navy and was stationed in Oakland for 9 years.  Although Chicago is new to agriculture and farming he is a valuable part of the BeetBox team and community for the past … Continue reading Tony “Chicago” Bennett- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Volunteer Of The Year




Althea Raiford- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Donor Of The Year

 

Althea Raiford Althea Raiford is a 20 year Navy veteran, farmer, sister, friend and list goes on.  She presently works as Physical Security Specialist (think cameras and security systems) for the federal government, prior to this she was Police Officer for over 10 years.  Her and her brother, Matthew Raiford are 6th generation farmers in … Continue reading Althea Raiford- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Donor Of The Year




Mandela Grocery Cooperative- 2020 Victory V. Lee Awardee Organizational Partner Of The Year

 

Mandela Grocery Coop Unlike conventional supermarkets and grocery stores, Mandela is operated, centrally governed, and democratically controlled by our worker-owners. Our structure and operations are guided by cooperative principles and a strong community centered mission.