Easter, traditions, and Black and White Angel Food cake recipe

Easter season is a time for Christians all over the world to celebrate the victorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Early Christians adopted many pagan beliefs, incorporating them into new Easter season celebrations.

As chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chickens, flavored jellybeans and colored Easter eggs line store shelves, many earnest buyers are unaware that such highly sought confections actually symbolize the advent of spring with its promise of fertility and rebirth.

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Preventing child abuse, honoring the youngest among us

The devastation of child abuse will be brought front and center across America this April through the impact of the Blue Ribbon Campaign.

Childhood abuse comes in many forms; these include psychological and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and abuse by neglect. It strikes children in families everywhere, regardless of racial or socioeconomic status.

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Senior Community Centers serving seniors in San Diego and preventing homelessness

ServingSeniors“Senior Community Centers has changed its logo, but not its commitment to serving seniors in San Diego and preventing homelessness,” states Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful fundraiser and event ‘Experience of a Lifetime,’ which was hosted by Senior Community Center’s President and CEO Paul Downey, and held last evening at the beautiful Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier.”

Invited guests were dazzled by the displays of photographic artistry by award winning photographer Derek Slevin whose work brilliantly captured the many faces of homeless persons in spectacular, realistic detail.

For further information about Senor Community Centers and how you might get involved in support of their efforts, visit servingseniors.org.

Alcohol Awareness Month is nothing to joke about on April 1st

April Fool’s Day marks the beginning of Alcohol Awareness Month,  and it is no laughing matter.

Established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), the theme for this year’s Alcohol Awareness Month, “Help for today. Hope for tomorrow.” raises awareness for the millions of Americans suffering from alcohol-related disorders, including the multitude of family members, friends, co-workers, and others whose lives they touch.

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Thanks to Amanda Young Rigby

“On behalf of At Your Home Familycare, I wish to express our gratitude for City of Vista’s City Councilwoman, Amanda Young Rigby, for sending her congratulatory note in acknowledgment and support of At Your Home Familycare’s 30th Anniversary!”  Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO.


Springtime ignites with melodious birdsong

Gracing humanity with their melodious symphonic sounds, North American songbirds call attention to the advent of springtime.

Many species of songbirds fly northward from faraway lands imbued with migratory passion.

This predictable migratory event is fueled by their desire to find plentiful food supplies, suitable mates, and ideal nesting places for female birds to lay their eggs and tend to offspring.

According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 4,000 species of songbirds worldwide, with evidence suggesting they evolved over 50 million years ago.

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Honorary CEO’s Against MS breakfast

IMG_3376“Attending the Honorary CEO’s Against MS breakfast at the beautiful University Club was inspirational,” says Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare.

“All of us at At Your Home Familycare wish to commend Rich Israel, CEO, Pacific South Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and his dedicated team of staff and volunteers, for being a shining light leading us in the race to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.”

For further information about chapter programs and services, call 1-800-FIGHT-MS.

Springtime: A glorious time for spring cleaning and renewal

For those residing in the northern hemisphere of the Earthly globe, springtime is upon us.

With spring’s promise of rebirth and new beginnings, few can deny the experience of pure joy created by seeing melting snow, blossoming leaves, or blooming flowers and hearing the sound of nature’s melody created by birdsong, croaking frogs, or wind in the trees.

Spring’s warmer days and increasingly brighter sunlight brings the anticipation that there are new possibilities for enjoying more of everyday life.

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Grant and Scholarship Information from Senator Joel Anderson

Thank you California Senator Joel Anderson for providing invaluable scholarship information to help aspiring college-bound students.


Dear Friends,

Do you know a college student or soon-to-be college student? Please forward this valuable information to them.

In the upcoming months, a lot of young people will be deciding where they’ll go to college. Others are figuring out how to finance the rest of their education. So, we have created a short list of available grants and scholarships to assist you.

My wife and I are the proud parents of two college graduates and we know first-hand how expensive college can be these days. That’s why we want you to have this valuable information.

The list below is not meant to be all-encompassing, nor is it endorsed by the State Senate. It is simply a helpful starting point. In fact, if you are aware of additional resources not included, please forward them to Senator.Anderson@senate.ca.gov and we will promptly add them to our list.

A word to the wise: these scholarships and grants have a wide range of eligibility requirements and deadline dates, so please be sure to read them thoroughly and act quickly. We have arranged them so that the ones with upcoming deadlines are at the top, but a number of the links included list multiple opportunities with deadlines that vary.

As always, it is an honor to serve you.


PS. If you are interested in receiving updates to the Scholarships & Grants list, please email me to request those updates. Or, use our newsletter sign-up to make sure you don’t miss out on other exciting and useful information! http://district36.cssrc.us/


Scholarships & Grants Programs for Veterans & Dependents (CalVet Fee Waiver): https://www.calvet.ca.gov/veteran-services-benefits/education


Search College Board for Scholarships: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search


Name: Change a Life Foundation Website: http://changealife.org/scholarship-program/  Amount: Up to $5,000 Deadline: March 20, 2014


Name: Health Professions Education Foundation Bachelor of Science Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program Website: http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/bachelor-of-science-scholarship-and-loan-repayment-program/2011081/  Amount: Up to $19,000 Deadline: March 24; September 11


Name: San Diego Chinese Women’s Association Website: http://sdcwa.net/scholarships/  Amount: Up to $1,500 Deadline: March 27, 2014


Name: Jessie Klicka Foundation How to Apply: (760) 720-5429 Website: http://www.sandi.net/Page/28971  Amount: Up to $2,000 Deadline: March 30, 2014


Name: Eve Hall Memorial LMI Scholarship Program Website: http://static.squarespace.com/static/51a7729be4b0f071f28e353b/t/51bb2f95e4b086f6858c0497/1371221909632/2014%20Eve%20Hall%20Scolarship%20Application%20Form.pdf Amount: $1,395 Deadline: March 30, 2014


Name: Culinary Arts/Nutrition/Physical Education Scholarship Website: http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?id=15397  Amount: Up to $1,500 Deadline: March 31, 2014


Name: Gloria Barron Scholarship Website: http://wilderness.org/content/gloria-barron-scholarship-guidelines  Amount: Around $10,000 Deadline: March 31, 2014


Name: California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA) Scholarships Website: http://ccnma.org/ccnma-scholarship-application-now-open/  Amount: $500 Deadline: Apr 1, 2014


Name: California Sea Grant College Program—John D. Issacs Scholarship Website: http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?id=17837  Amount: $12,000 over 4 years Deadline: April 1, 2014


Name: Deputy Sheriff’s Association Of San Diego Website: http://www.dsasd.org/scholarships  Amount: $1,500 Deadline:April 1, 2014


Name: Directed Energy Professional Society Scholarship Website: http://www.deps.org/DEPSpages/scholarships.html  Amount: Varies Deadline: April 1, 2014


Name: Don Diego Scholarship Website: http://dondiegoscholarship.org/scholarships/don-diego-scholarship-application/  Amount: $5,000 Deadline: April 1, 2014


Name: Jack & Jill of America Foundation Website: http://www.jackandjillfoundation.org/scholarships/  Amount: Up to $2,500 Deadline: April 1, 2014


Name: Rotary Club of La Jolla Website: http://www.rotarycluboflajolla.com/scholarships/  Amount: Up to $5,000 Deadline: April 1, 2014


Name: San Diego Air & Space Museum Website: http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/education/scholarship_information.php  Amount: Up to $4,000 Deadline: April 1, 2014


Name: Spencer Reese Scholarship Website: http://www.sdyouth.org/Scholarships.aspx  Amount: $4,000 over 4 years Deadline: April 1, 2014


Name: Spence Reese Scholarship by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego County Website: http://www.sdyouth.org/Scholarships.aspx  Amount: $16,000 Deadline: April 1, 2014


Name: AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest Website: http://www.afsascholarship.org/  Amount: $2,000 Deadline: April 2, 2014


Name: American Lung Society Website: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/fuels/scholarship2014.cfm  Amount: $1,000 (1st place) $500 (2nd place) Deadline: April 4, 2014


Name: Resource Conservation District Scholarship Website: http://www.rcdsandiego.org/conservation_scholarship.aspx  Amount: : $1,000 Deadline: April 11, 2014


Name: Army Nurse Corps Association Website: https://e-anca.org/ANCAEduc.htm  Amount: $3,000 Deadline: April 15, 2014


Name: American Legion Website: http://www.legion.org/scholarships  Amount: Varies Deadline: Varies; April 15, 2014, May 15, 2014


Name: College JumpStart Scholarship Website: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us  Amount: Up to $1,500 Deadline: AApril 15, 2014


Name: Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs Website: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm  Amount: Up to $20,000 Deadline: April 15, 2014


Name: Taiwanese-American Foundation of San Diego Website: http://www.taiwancenter.com/about/scholarship/en-index.html  Amount: $1,000 Deadline: April 15, 2014


Name: National Tourism Foundation (NTF) State Scholarship Website: http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?id=11796  Amount: Up to $1,000 Deadline: April 15, 2014


Name: American Association of University Women—San Diego Branch Scholarship Website: http://www.aauwsandiego.org/localscholarships.html  Amount: Up to $1,500 Deadline: April 19, 2014


Name: Comerica Charitable Foundation Scholarship Website: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/previewScholarship?scholarshipId=1003522  Amount: Up to $2,275 Deadline: April 26, 2014


Name: The Fountainhead Essay Contest Website: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/TheFountainhead.aspx?theme=blue  Amount: Up to $10,000 Deadline: April 26, 2014


Name: Armed Forces Electronics and Communications Association Website: http://www.afcea-sd.org/education/8000-college-scholarship-program/  Amount: $8,000 Deadline: April 30, 2014


Name: A.W. Bodine — Sunkist Memorial Scholarship Website: http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?id=2008  Amount: $2,000 Deadline: April 30, 2014


Name: Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach Communications Website: http://www.cappex.com/page/scholarships/details.jsp?scholarshipID=3708&sortBy=&reverse=false  Amount: $5,000 Deadline: April 30, 2014


Name: SanDisk Corporation Scholarship Website: http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/corporate-responsibility/community/scholars-program/  Amount: Up to $2,500 Deadline: April 30, 2014


Name: Byron Hanke Fellowship Website: http://www.cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx  Amount: $3,000 Deadline: May 1, 2014


Name: Copyright Awareness Scholarship through the Music Publishers Association Website: http://www.mpa.org/  Amount: $5,000 Deadline: May, 2014


Name: Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Website: http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/JaneMKlausmanWomenInBusinessScholarship.aspx  Amount: Up to $5,000 Deadline: May 1, 2014


Name: Joe Perdue Scholarship Website: http://www.clubfoundation.org/joePerdueScholarship.htm  Amount: Awards Vary Deadline: May 1, 2014


Name: The Nordstrom Scholarship Programs Website: www.nordstrom.com/scholarship  Amount: $10,000 Deadline: May 1, 2014


Name: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship Website: http://www.sdias.org/PDF/2014-Gandhi-Scholarship-Form-2014.pdf  Amount: $40,000 Deadline: May 08, 2014


Name: John Wright Memorial Scholarship Website: http://www.treefund.org/scholarships/tree-fund-scholarships  Amount: $2,000 Deadline: May 15, 2014


Name: Santee Kiwanis Community Service Scholarship Website: http://santeekiwanis.org/scholarships/  Amount: Up to $1,000 Deadline: May 15, 2014


Name: California Restaurant Association Scholarship Program Website: http://www.calrest.org/foundation/our-programs/scholarships/craef-scholarship-qualifications-and-procedure/  Amount: TBD Deadline: May 16, 2014


Name: Association of Iranian- American Professionals Website: http://www.iasfund.org/applications/  Award: Varies Deadline: May 17, 2014


Name: B. Davis Scholarship Website: www.sandiegocalsoap.com  Award: $1,000 Deadline: May 26, 2014


Name: MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship Website: http://www.mcca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=477  Award: Up to $10,000 Deadline: May 29, 2014


Name: MyBookBuyer.com Textbooks for a Year Scholarship Website: http://mybookbuyer.com/mybookbuyer-scholarship/  Award: $1,250 Deadline: May 31, 2014


Name: American Society of Professional Estimators Website: http://www.aspenational.org/Education_Scholarships.aspx  Award: TBD Deadline: June 1, 2014


Name: National Pathfinder Scholarship Website: http://www.nfrw.org/programs/scholarships.htm  Award: $2,500 Deadline: June 1, 2014


Name: Optimist Club International Website: http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships4.cfm/  Award: Up to $2,500 Deadline: June 15, 2014


Name: Tylenol Scholarship Website: http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/tylenol-scholarship.html  Award: Up to $10,000 Deadline: June 15, 2014


Name: Jack B. Eckley Minority Scholarship in Telecommunications Website: http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?id=7226  Awards Vary Deadline: June 30 (fall); November 30 (spring); April 30 (summer)


Name: Harold E. Ennes/Robert D. Greenberg Scholarships Website: http://www.cappex.com/scholarship/listings/Harold-E-Ennes/Robert-D-Greenberg-Scholarships/-s-d-2228  Award: $3,000 Deadline: July 1, 2014


Name: Avis Budget Group Scholarship Website: http://college-scholarships.findthebest.com/l/1673/Avis-Budget-Group-Scholarship  Award: Up to $2,000 Deadline: June 30, 2014


Name: Lincoln Forum Platt Family Scholarship Essay Contest Website: http://www.thelincolnforum.org/scholarship-essay-contest.php  Amount: $1,500 Deadline: July 31, 2014


Name: Western Union Family Scholarship Program Website: http://foundation.westernunion.com/education_programs.html  Amount: Up to $5,000 Deadline: Summer, 2014


Name: Quest Bridge Scholarship Website: http://http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/ncm-how-to-apply  Amount: Various Awards Deadline: August, 2014


Name: National Association of Women Business Owners Website: http://www.aie.org/scholarships/detail.cfm?id=16406  Amount: $1,000.00 Deadline: September 15, 2014


Name: San Diego Chinese Center Year of the Dragon Scholarship Website: http://www.awib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=811  Amount: $500 Deadline: September 15, 2014


Name: Xerox Minority Scholarship Website: http://www.xerox.com/jobs/minority-scholarships/enus.html  Amount: $1,000 to $10,000 Deadline: September 30th, 2014


Name: Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Scholarship Website: http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?id=15358  Amount: Up to $2,500 Deadline: October 4, 2014


Name: Coca Cola Scholars Foundation (High School Only) Website: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/+programs  Amount: Up to $1,500 Deadline: October 31, 2014


Name: Sharps Compliance Inc. Website: http://www.sharpsinc.com/learning-center/scholarships http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/scholarships/sharps-scholarship-program.php  Amount: Varies Deadline: October 31, 2014


Name: Proof-Reading.com Scholarship Program Website: http://www.proof-reading.com/proof-reading_scholarship_program.asp  Amount: Up to $1,500 Deadline: November 1, 2014


Name: Veterans of Foreign Wars – Voice of Democracy Scholarship Website: http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/  Amount: Up to $30,000 Deadline: November 1, 2014


Name: VFW – Voice of Democracy Website: http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/  Amount: Up to $30,000 Deadline: November 1, 2014


Name: ROTC/Air Force Four-Year Scholarship Website: http://afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/scholarship-types/  Amount: Up to Full Tuition with book stipend Deadline: December 1, 2014


Scholarships with Multiple/Various/Unspecified Deadlines


Name: American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF) How to Apply: Telephone (866) 866-8642 or email: scholarships@nrc1.org Website: http://www.nrcprograms.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aief_progs_sf_scholarshipfund  Amount: $2,000 Deadline: Varies


Name: American Society of Landscape Architects Website: http://asla.org/contentdetail.aspx?id=23766  Amount: $4,000 – Two Scholarships Deadline: Varies


Name: California Land Surveyors Associations Website: http://www.californiasurveyors.org/scholarsh.html  Amount: Varies Deadline: Varies


Name: California Society of Certified Public Accountants Website: : http://www.calcpa.org/content/scholarship.aspx  Amount: Varies Deadline: Varies


Name: Easley National Scholarship Program Website: http://eaop.ucsd.edu/college/paying-scholarships.html  Amount: Multiple, various Deadline: Multiple, various


Name: Hemophilia Association Website: http://www.hemophilia.org/NHFWeb/MainPgs/MainNHF.aspx?menuid=55&contentid=36  Amount: Up to $4,000 Deadline:Varies


Name: Holiday Bowl Memorial Scholarship Award Website: http://www.holidaybowl.com/about-us/scholarship.html  Amount: $10,000 Deadline: TBD


Name: James D. Phelan Art Award Website: http://artadia.org/awards/  Amount: Up to $7,500 Deadline: Varies-June, July, October


Name: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Website: http://www.lls.org/resourcecenter/helpfulorganizations/financialresources/scholarships/  Amount: $1,000 per year Deadline: Varies


Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness Website: http://www.namisandiego.org/education.php  Amount: Up to $500 Deadline: Varies


Name: Public Relations Society of America Website: http://www.prsafoundation.org/scholarships.html  Amount: Up to $5,000 Deadline: Varies


Name: RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources Scholarship Website: https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fRMHC  Amount: $2,500 Deadline: Varies


Name: San Diego County Medical Society How to Apply: Email gehring@sdcma.org  Amount: $1,000 Deadline: TBD


Name: StudentScholarships.Org Website: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php  Amount: Multiple, various Deadlines: Multiple, various


Name: Texas Exes – The University of Texas Incoming Freshman Website: https://www.texasexes.org/ch/index.asp?c=523&m=3  Amount: Up to $2,000 Deadline: application submitted with UT application

Name: United Negro College Fund Scholarships Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/  Amount: Multiple, various Deadline: Multiple, various Ongoing/Rolling Scholarships

Name: The ECPOA Memorial Fund Scholarship Website: http://www.elcajonpoa.org/scholarship.html  Amount: $500 Deadline: Ongoing

Name: San Diego County Plant and Flower Association Website: http://www.flowerandplant.org/scholarshipopportunities.html  How to Apply: Jan Berry (760) 431-2572 or email info@flowerandplant.org Amount: Variable Deadline: Ongoing

Name: San Diego Insurance Adjusters Association Website: http://www.sdiaa.org/education.php  Amount: Up to $350 per course Deadline: Ongoing

Name: Sharp Grossmont Hospital – Volunteer Nurse Scholarship Website: http://www.sharp.com/grossmont/volunteer-opportunities.cfm  Amount: Up to $2,000 Deadline: Ongoing

Laurie Edwards-Tate in San Diego Metro News’ Women in Business spotlight

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare is featured in San Diego Metro News in the Women in Business spotlight!

All of us at At Your Home Familycare wish to congratulate San Diego North Chamber of Commerce’s CEO, Debra Rosen, for launching another successful Women’s Week event with a prestigious line-up of noteable and accomplished women.

See the article here, on page 16 »