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Recent News

The Stars Come Out for the 5th Annual Norma Jean Gala

Posted April 22, 2016

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Wednesday night, April 20th, celebrities, philanthropists, and supporters alike gathered for the 5th Annual Norma Jean Gala for a glamorous evening to raise money for Hollygrove Los Angeles at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The Norma Jean
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Kathleen Felesina, Director of Fund Development at Hollygrove
Kathleen Felesina Is New Director of Fund Development at Hollygrove

Posted April 8, 2016

CAMPBELL, CA, April 8, 2016 – Kathleen Felesina is the new Director of Fund Development for Hollygrove. In this position, she will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing fundraising programs in the Los Angeles region. “Among her many strengths,
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EMQ FamiliesFirst CEO Named Silicon Valley Power Executive

Posted March 29, 2016

EMQ FamiliesFirst President and CEO Darrell Evora was named one of Silicon Valley’s Power Executives by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The award was given because of Evora’s leadership in key initiatives during the past 18 months. Some of the
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Building Stronger Families in Broadway – Manchester

Posted March 28, 2016

Even though the teenage birth rate has declined over the past 20 years, there is still room for improvement in some areas of the country. For example, teenagers in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood are more likely to have a baby (4.1
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Popular Chef Gives Back to Troubled Kids

Posted March 24, 2016

Nick’s Next Door owner and chef Nick Difu has been passionate about cooking since he was a young boy watching his grandmother prepare Italian delicacies. Once a year, Difu shares that passion with youngsters from EMQ FamiliesFirst by inviting between
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Silicon Valley Community Awards Luncheon to support mental health
Community Leaders Recognized for Their Mental Health Support

Posted March 9, 2016

More than 250 business leaders, elected officials and community members attended EMQ FamiliesFirst’s Silicon Valley Community Awards Luncheon on March 4, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel. Together, they recognized three honorees, raised $180,000 for the organization, and learned about the
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