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Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Do Now: Government and Civics | June 27, 2014 | 362 Comments

Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Several years have passed since Occupy Wall Street protests flared up throughout the country, and although the issue has largely faded from national debate, the degree of income inequality that sparked the movement remains rampant. Do you think income inequality is a problem in our society?

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Sexism in Science is Caused by Traditional Gender Roles

Community Voices | June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sexism in Science is Caused by Traditional Gender Roles

Women have made great strides in fighting for equality in America, but are there factors that still hold women back in certain areas like science? In our #DoNowSexism post, we asked students, What do you have to say about the reasons and realities of sexism in science? What are the barriers, if any, to women in STEM careers?

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Career Opportunities in Community Health

ESL Insights | November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Career Opportunities in Community Health

There are expanding job opportunities for ESL students as Community Health Workers (CHWs) mainly in public health and community based organizations. It is a growing field requiring a whole range of skills that are developed during the certification program, which at City College of San Francisco includes a semester-long internship in a local organization or clinic.

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Work Voices 15: Sara Bonomi, Marketing Trainee at Type A Machines

Work Voices | July 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

Work Voices 15: Sara Bonomi, Marketing Trainee at Type A Machines

Sara Bonomi is from Italy and has been living in San Francisco for a few months, having learned English by living abroad. She is a trainee in marketing at Type A Machines, a start up company in San Francisco that designs and makes 3D printers. Her job involves communicating and reaching out to potential customers and finding new external markets to sell printers. Customers include architects, industrial designers and engineers etc.

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Work Voices 14: Liu Cai, Energy Information Specialist

Work Voices | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 14: Liu Cai, Energy Information Specialist

Liu Cai is from China and is a native Cantonese speaker. He works in San Francisco for the Department of the Environment as part of an outreach team, Environment Now, that goes out into the community to provide information and promote sustainable waste policies, such as how to compost and recycle, use free pick up services and how to dispose of hazardous waste to improve the quality of the environment for all residents.

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Work Voices 13: Eve Olimpo, Sustainable Interior Designer

Work Voices | June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 13: Eve Olimpo, Sustainable Interior Designer

Eve Olimpo is a native French speaker from Montreal, Canada and has lived in the US for 12 years. She is an interior designer working in a store, Inhabiture in Palo Alto, which is a retail outlet for an architectural company which specializes in sustainable design and construction – “ we create beautiful and healthy residential and commercial spaces.” Eve works with clients to explain options in terms of green design and advises them on sustainable furniture and furnishing, products that are selected for natural eco-friendly qualities.

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Work Voices 11: Elizabeth Sarmiento, Environmental Coordinator

Post-Secondary ESL | May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 11: Elizabeth Sarmiento, Environmental Coordinator

Elizabeth Sarmiento is from Honduras and works as a project manager with Valley Verde, a non profit company based in San Jose. The company provides gardens and supplies to low income families, and Elizabeth and her colleagues teach the families about nutrition and growing their own food in a way that yields healthy food while having minimal impact on the environment.

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Restarting Your Career with Upwardly Global – Monica’s Story

ESL Insights | April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Restarting Your Career with Upwardly Global – Monica’s Story

By Mary Voelbel Monica came to the US in 2006 from Columbia with a Masters degree in Child Abuse Prevention and years of experience in public health. Originally an ESL student, she spent 5 years working minimum wage jobs until she learned about Upwardly Global and how to rebuild her career. “El que persevera alcanza” […]

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Work Voices 10: Marjan Javanmard, Building Auditor in Energy Conservation

Post-Secondary ESL | April 3, 2013 | 3 Comments

Work Voices 10: Marjan Javanmard, Building Auditor in Energy Conservation

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Marjan Javanmard came to the US from Iran 12 years ago and now works in energy conservation for Solar City as a building auditor. She attended San Mateo Adult School for ESL classes and trained at Skyline College on the HERO Program (Home Energy Retrofit Occupations) – a […]

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Do Now #70: Equal Playing Field for Women

Do Now | March 22, 2013 | 167 Comments

Do Now #70: Equal Playing Field for Women

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Does our culture foster an equal playing field for women? If not, how can the circumstances […]

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