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El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition supports youth

Did you know that 11 percent of youth in ninth grade and 31 percent in 11th grade (almost 1 of every 3) in El Dorado Hills admitted to drinking alcohol in the last 30 days? And that 18 percent of 11th-graders (almost 1 of every 5) either drove after drinking or were a passenger in a car of a drinking driver […]

Comments Off / November 18, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Vision Coalition hands out grants

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, far left, poses with members of YELL (Youth Executive League in the Library), which received a grant to continue its programs at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recently awarded more than $16,000 in mini-grants, giving the money to local organizations that empower and reach out to youth. “You are the partners who are doing the magic and we’re here to help you,” said Vision Coalition Executive Director DJ Peterson as he performed a card trick […]

Comments Off / September 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition partners with food bank

Residents line up to receive groceries at a food bank distribution site. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition for Safe, Healthy, Drug-Free Youth continues its work in the community, serving youth and families and low-income populations of El Dorado County. Recently the coalition partnered with the Food Bank of El Dorado County to provide nutrition education, food tastings and cooking demonstrations at the food bank’s food […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Put on your best hat for the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition

Place your bet and don your favorite party hat for El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition’s Kentucky Derby fun-raiser to improve and enhance the lives of young people.  Festivities will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills. Delicious appetizers, games, live music by “Rhythm […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Community Vision Coalition celebrates exceptional young people

Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, left, and coalition coordinator Raeann Jones, right, pose with Youth Star Award winner McKenzie Jones, Raeanne's daughter. In addition to receiving an award, McKenzie helped serve the awards banquet's delicious dinner Friday night. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Celebrating young people seemed more important than ever Friday night at the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition’s annual Youth Star Awards. In the wake of what happened across the country in Connecticut, a lengthy moment of silence opened the ceremony at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. Vision Coalition Board President Roger Taylor […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition makes a big difference with mini grants

Sophie Geyer with the Hopeful Arts program, left, thanks Vision Coalition members for the grant given to her group while Dr. Vicki Barber, District 1 Supervisor-elect Ron Mikulaco and DJ Peterson, left to right, listen. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Local organizations dedicated to youth received a financial boost last week when the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition handed out mini grants. This is the seventh year the Vision Coalition has giving grants up to $1,500, according to Executive Director DJ Peterson. He commended the group receiving grants, calling them “a coalition of partners […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition hosts Town Hall on underage drinking

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition “for safe, healthy, drug free youth” is collaborating with local schools, law enforcement, parent groups, public agencies and others to address the topic of underage drinking. Youth will take a lead role in hosting the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking on Thursday, May 10, at the Oak Ridge High […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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