Youth volunteer Connor Chen used technology to keep in touch with close friends and celebrate FCSN members’ birthdays. Read about how they party online and what it takes to prepare for these events. Continue reading FCSN Online Birthday Partying!
A Harker Academy high school senior who came to FCSN to teach computer skills one-on-one to special needs clients found himself this fall with a classroom full of FCSN staff members, eager to learn graphic design. Eighteen FCSN staff members met weekly over Zoom for 10 weeks in a Train-the-Trainer class developed by Eric Zhu with the goal of improving presentations and direct instruction to clients. Continue reading Youth Volunteer Trains FCSN Staff In Graphic Design
Students in FCSN’s East Bay Adult Day Program/Life Program–Tatiana, Thomas, Gideon, Cindy, Felicia, Jessie, Chris, and Andrew–share stories about what they are doing during the shelter-in-place. Continue reading Adventures in FCSN Virtual Learning
Growing up in a family surrounded by music, Tony developed his musical talents organically. Read about Tony’s journey growing up and how he found work servicing Google’s various cafes. Continue reading Tony Nakamoto – Making Headway for the Special Needs Community
Supported Living Services Case Manager Phyllis Tung reflects on the blessings and joys on working with her client Becky, saying “… I found my life and Becky’s life changed for the better, both of us have found the best versions of ourselves.” Continue reading My SLS Days with Becky
Since 2018, Michelle Zhao has been leading FCSN Dance Camps, bringing dance and music to camper’s winter break and lifting everyone’s holiday spirits. Read about this year’s virtual dance camp, “A Night at the Nutcracker.” Continue reading Dancing with the (FCSN) Stars
Previously known as the Flexible Subject Tutoring Program, this year round 1-on-1 tutoring program enables youth volunteers to connect with special needs students virtually and support them in a variety of academic and non-academic topics, ranging from STEM, drawing, board games, music, and sports. Continue reading SNTutoring: From 13 to 160+ 1:1 Virtual Tutoring Matches
FCSN was honored to be featured by California’s Department of Developmental Services (DDS) among thousands of services providers in a fall 2020 four-segment symposium featuring outstanding alternative and innovative service providers for special needs children and adults during the pandemic. Continue reading FCSN Shines at DDS Symposium