“You Feel the Love” ( A longtime volunteer embraces the magic of Camp. )

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Magic. Silliness. Fun. Empowerment. Those are the ingredients of The Painted Turtle as described by Vicky Nguyen⁠, who has been a volunteer since the moment Camp opened its gates in 2004. She has also been a supporter in countless other ways, including participating in the ambassador program and running in the LA Marathon to benefit …

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Well Read: Preventing Literacy Slide through Lectura Infantil

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To promote literacy over summer break, Friendly Center’s CEAC (Community Engagement Advisory Committee) hosted a 4-week program titled “Lectura Infantil” through the month of August. Lectura Infantil, which translates to Child Reading, gave parents and their children a space to read books, work on literacy exercises, and participate in other activities. Coming at the close …

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