For the first time in 3 years, FCSN was able to host an in-person summer music camp, the first summer program founded back in 2006 after the East Bay center opened in Fremont. Lasting 3 days, the camp featured programs for both ‘beginner’ and ‘advanced’ groups. Continue reading 2022 FCSN Summer Music Camp
During the past couple years, Archbishop Mitty High School Sophomore Aarav Sharma taught a 12 week Scratch Language class and a week long Pre-Algebra summer camp for FCSN students with the hopes of helping special needs students pursue STEM in the future. Sharma’s previous experience with Scratch has given him the experience needed to help guide his students through the language and create an efficient curriculum for his class. Continue reading FCSN Youth Volunteer Aarav Sharma Engages Special Needs Students in Programming and Pre-Algebra
From July 13th to July 16th, FCSN organized its yearly drama camp for special needs students: a four-day program featuring three days of full-cast rehearsals culminating in a performance on the last day. This year, campers performed a production of Disney’s Cars. Read FCSN Voices’ coverage of the event below! Continue reading Summer Drama Camp Returns with Disney’s “Cars”
As per the title, Through Our Eyes, this exhibition will be an opportunity through which the FCSN artists’ work can be seen by the public, and reflexively, a way for the public to experience the world through each artist’s unique perspective. Raymond Hu, a resident community member recently celebrating 30 years as an artist, will be showcasing his series of vivid, enchanting Chinese watercolor and mixed media paintings with an animal motif. You can also expect to see pieces from over 50 other artists, created in diverse mediums ranging from acrylic painting to oil pastels, origami, ceramics, and more. The FCSN community welcomes you to attend our opening night on September 9 or to visit the work on view the following week and support the creativity and talent of our artists with special needs. Continue reading Through Our Eyes: Friends of Children with Special Needs Holds Inaugural Art Exhibition
Sufen Wu, FCSN Parent, describes the value of perseverance, dedication, and creativity in overcoming challenges in Chiling’s music journey. Chiling Wu is a dedicated special needs musician who plays a wide variety of instruments. Continue reading Wait! There’s Got to Be Something We Can Do
Inspired by the volunteer contributions of hid older brother and father, Lynbrook High School senior James Wang began volunteering at FCSN in 2018. Since then, James has expanded the FCSN Computer Class Program to 9+ classes and 43 students. His impressive contributions led him to receive the title of FCSN’s Volunteer of the Year. Continue reading 2022 Summer Computer Classes
For Mission San Jose High School senior Richard Zhang, his time at FCSN started as a passion towards aiding the special needs community. Today, he has contributed to the FCSN community with more than 1000 hours spent volunteering. He began volunteering for FCSN during his freshman year of high school, and will be studying at UC Santa Barbara in the fall. Continue reading FCSN GYVers 2022: Richard Zhang
Fremont’s 4th of July Parade is back! Marching behind FCSN’s Dream Achievers Band, FCSN’s group included about 50 FCSN members, staff, and friends. Read FCSN Voices’ coverage of the event below! Continue reading Fourth of July Parade is Back!
FCSN’s Spring Carnival event took place on May 21, 2022 from 12:30 pm-4:30 pm. Unifying people experiencing similar situations and obstacles fosters a strong community of support and encouragement. Hoping to achieve that purpose, the 2022 Spring Carnival held by FCSN and Youth for Goods brought together special needs families, introducing them to helpful programs, mingle, and enjoy activities and snacks. Continue reading The 2022 Spring Carnival: Fostering a Community for Special Needs
Apply to join FCSN Voices as a Youth Reporter and/or Graphic Artist today! The application is short and only requires a 100 word statement and past samples of writing/graphic design work. Applications are due July 15th at 11:59 PM. Continue reading Apply to Join FCSN Voices!