It’s the thrill of a new notebook just waiting to be filled out, those new shoes without the grass stains sure to come, and a cool backpack to complete the look. Back to school shopping is always an exciting time of year for kids, though maybe not as fun for parents who don't have the most financial resources.Read More
With this summer being different than usual, we wanted to offer some suggestions of how to have fun at home without having to spend much money. Routine, imagination, and getting your body moving are great ways to spend time before school starts up again, as well as ways to keep you positive when school is in session.Read More
There are so many amazing things happening at our Esplanade House this summer! From graduations to birthday parades, and the latest fun will be the Esplanade House Community Yard Sale held this Saturday, July 18th.The Community Yard Sale is a fundraiser for our Esplanade House. When you shop the sale, you are helping the kids of our 50 families in our CAA Esplanade House program stay healthy and keep busy this summer!
Though we are in the midst of a pandemic and changing times, there is certainly a spirit of resiliency and joy at our Esplanade House. It’s been tough on all of our families to stay in place, but it has inspired us to get creative in our activities and programming.
Our mission is to improve the economic security of low-income individuals, and we enjoy sharing stories of success in our community. It's a great way to show everyone that our work at Butte CAA is having a positive impact on lives.
However, stories can only tell part of the picture. Our very own CEO, Thomas Tenorio, visited Vince Haney at KKXX Chico NOW! radio and had a conversation about Butte CAA's impact measured in numbers.Read More
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Butte CAA and other county organizations are committed to providing support and programs to educate and prevent child abuse. Since April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, we wanted to talk about how everyone can help through education and awareness, as well as how programs like our Esplanade House provide support for families so they can thrive.Read More
Every year, the Easter Bunny visits the Community Action Agency's Esplanade House to bring holiday joy to its residents. However, this year he needed even more creativity on account of COVID-19.
He enlisted the help of generous volunteers to make this year's Easter celebrations happen and we are happy to report that Easter was still a huge success!
Chico's Enterprise Record reported on a few local organizations facilitating festivities while respecting social distancing:Read More
Local KKXX radio show Chico Now, recently had our very own Tom Tenorio, CEO, on as a guest. Vince Haynie was the gracious host of the show and we appreciate his interest in what we are doing here in the community. He was interested to learn more about our Esplanade House and other CAA programs.
You can listen to the podcast by clicking here, or read the transcript of the interview below.
This Christmas you can make a child's wish come true. The Chico News & Review is partnering with us again to benefit the children of the Esplanade House. They have a giving tree set up in their office with 20 tags on it, each bearing the name of a child as well as ideas for gifts. Just pick a tag off the tree and return the wrapped present under the tree by December 19th with the child's name on the tag.
The Chico News & Review office is located at Second and Flume St.
Chico News & Review
353 E 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928
DXC Technology encourages its employees to volunteer their time, skills and other resources in their local communities and participate in the DXC Foundation Board’s quarterly Charity Challenge Essay Contest. The Board donates $5,000 to the favorite charity of each contest winner.
For the current quarter, contest judges selected an essay written by DXC Technology’s Cindy Hodges, who was one of three winners from among 23 submissions worldwide. Ms. Hodges chose the Esplanade House, a program of the Community Action Agency (CAA) of Butte County in Chico, California, for the $5,000 donation by DXC.
“These amazing DXC Technology employees truly have huge hearts of gold,” said Cindy Hodges, supervisor of DXC’s facility in Chico.
At the Community Action Agency of Butte County, our mission is to provide hope to people struggling with poverty to help them become more self-sustaining. Connecting with those in our community that share that goal is essential to the success of our organization and the people we serve.
Tim Hawkins, our Chief Programs Officer, was recently invited to speak with Carol Winkler, Host of Community Issues on KHAP Family Radio. Carol wanted to find out more about the Community Action Agency and it's programs, especially the Esplanade House. Carol shares our concerns for this community and all it's residents, including those struggling with poverty and homelessness. Tim was grateful for the opportunity to share a little about our programs, goals and needs.