Interviewing My Mom

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This week I got a chance to interview my mom about money, how money should be use and her opinion on it. After the interview, I learned that my mom spend her money on things that she needs not wants. She told me her opinion on the needs and wants issue. She says” money should spend on what you needs, not what you wants. If you spend on what you needs, you probably needs it. But if you spend it on what you wants, then you probably won’t able to use it after you got it. I agreed with her, because many young person just buy things that thought was cool but,  later, realized it wasn’t cool anymore. Also I asked my mom about the matters of handled money in a family. She responded” money should be share equally in a family”. Base on a family, I believed that a kid shouldn’t deserved less money because she/he wasn’t smart as her/his other siblings.  In conclusion, my mom gave me some secrets to a joyful and fulfilling life  are be myself, be positive, be honest, love myself and believe in myself. 

Hey Ana Has A Blog

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This week I interviewed my mom because I feel like you can’t ever know enough of someone even if you see them every day and they happen to be your mother.  I asked her questions related to handling money, her experiences as a young woman, and what she has done in charity and community service.

I learned new things about her like how involved she is in the community, like on her days off I didn’t know she helped out at food banks!  She also said that it is important that I, as a young person, help out as well so that others take the hint and also make some a difference for others and see how that makes a difference in us.
A piece of advice about money she gave me that I think is very true is that if you don’t know how to handle money financially and mentally, no matter how much of it you have it will never be enough.  This is also makes true to the saying, “Money doesn’t buy happiness.”  If money is your world then your world will never be complete.

Having something as your passion whether that be helping autistic children or being the head chef at a restaurant is the best way to complete your life and find the core to happiness. Because happiness is the answer to life.

April 19

We have begun contacting way more organizations and the response we have been getting is amazing! Even though I had been disappointed about a recent set back, finally contacting some people has been really motivating.   I began to realize that there are so many people working to achieve my goal and that  is really uplifting and I know that something great will come from this.

As I have learned there are two ways of evaluating an organization; qualitative and quantitative.  Personally I value the qualitative more because even though someone can have all the right numbers they probably don’t care too much about the cause they say they are all for helping.

But what I do know is that when someone is really passionate about a cause they will let you know not only with the words they speak but with feeling or vine they give.  This might sound weird but its like choosing the right cake for a wedding, when you know you know, it will never be a forced feeling.

MSP- Week 3

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The organizations that we have looked up so far are Promises 2 Kids, Voices for Children, and SAY San Diego.
Promises 2 Kids is mainly about finding the right home for foster children.


       SAY San Diego is about helping troubled kids and their families.
Voices for Children is about changing the lives of abused children.

MSP- Week 2

This was the second week of MSP and today we did a Brown Paper Bag Activity. We were to bring three items inside of the bag and share what they mean to us with our team. I brought in a bracelet, a picture, and an apple. The bracelet was the last thing my grandmother gave me. The picture was from my childhood and it was to represent that I enjoyed my childhood and that I would like to help other children have a great childhood as well. The apple represented health and that I am grateful to be healthy. This week I hope to find out what exactly organization do and how they help out. 

Adult Interview

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I interviewed my mother and asked her how her live back at home was and how much live has changed for her since then. I interviewed my mom because she means the world to me. I am grateful to have her as my mother. My mother said that she went from trying her hardest to help her family back home at Mexico, to having a nice, stable job in order to support my sister and I. I learned that she faced many struggles with school, family, and helping around her house. She says that compared to back at her home in Mexico, money is needed here in order to do anything, that you can’t go one day without spending money in some way. She has told me countless time to save my money, so I can be able to have a backup fund in case of an emergency, or just to save so I can do activities with friends and family.

Pit Bulls Are not Monsters

Now that I am thinking about this fieldtrip we are taking as a class; which is to hand the check with the donation persoanly to the organizations; has me wondering that when we get a call back from the San Diego Humane Society I want to ask if its possible to show us some of the animals that were remved from an abussive situation, if they could possible share a Pit Bull and educate more about this beautiful breed.


Stephanie Hernandez

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From the work I have been doing in this program I think it is more difficult than I expected. It is not as easy to work in groups as I imagined, especially if some are not as motivated as you are, and you have to go an extra mile to get them to where you are at; which is sometimes stressing; luckely I had a team mate to support me. What Arelis and I overcame was a phone call to the San Deigo Humane Society which felt rewarding after many phone calls gone wrong. I can say the work that has to be done for this project is the least hard; what is hard is having the whole team working productively. I am learning that committment is very important.


Guys I found A Pit Bull Organization

Guys I am so glad I found a Pit Bull rescue organization in San Diego! I am planning
to go visit the organization during spring break so I can see if the place is as awesome as it sounds, in order to convince my team mates. This is something I want to accomplish, which is donating money to a pit bull organization. Although I don’t see my team mates wanting to support a pit bull organization as much as I do, so I must find a way to enroll them into considering it.
I also want a leader from the organization to come and give a presentation to my class about pit bulls to spread the knowledge about these beautiful dogs.
I am very determined about this main street philanthropy program ! 🙂 <<——— Visit the website!!!!

Stephanie Hernandez

Autism Awareness Month

So after many attempts at contacting our first organization, we finally heard back from The Help Group just to be told that their board members and volunteers were too busy to talk to us.  I can understand this because April is Autism Awareness month, but at the same time I am disappointed because we had thought that their board members should be willing to help anyone that wanted to help this wonderful cause.

This was a major set back so we now have to once again start from the beginning and look through more organizations working with our common goal.  We have been researching more organizations and have had much luck in finding more and even better ones.

This is a great lesson to learn not only about donating but also other things in life since once in a while we will have set backs but that itself won’t really matter.  What will matter is our attitude and response to a sitaution like this, it makes truth to the saying, “When one door closes another one opens.”  All I want to do is make sure there are enough doors to be avaible for entry for people who are treated different because they have something like autism and I want to find people who feel the same.

Hey Guys I just wanted to mention that April is Autism Awareness Month.