The GreenHouse

February 2020 our high school students volunteer at the GreenHouse and are shown here with the new friends they made

Seventeen years ago, a group of recent UC Davis graduates living in Sacramento, learned that the Gardenland Northgate neighborhood of Sacramento, an area with one of the lowest average family incomes, had one of the highest concentrations of children in the Sacramento area. Knowing this, the group initiated safe and …

Open Mind, Open Heart By Dunja Popovic

Student-Teacher Relationships In a recent opinion piece entitled “Students Learn From People They Love,” New York Times columnist David Brooks discusses the crucial role the quality of student-teacher relationships plays in learning. Citing research that shows the importance of relationships for learning outcomes, he bemoans the lack of emphasis on emotional …