MEND Meets Guide Dogs of America

For their latest video, the Greatest MEND Podcast team interview Guide Dogs of America (GDA) trainer Lexie Drefuss, along with her dog-in-training, Venti. In an event hosted at MEND’s Youth Services center, Lexie explained how guide dogs are trained and … Continue reading

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Teaching ESL is second nature to this MEND volunteer

One student had a novel motivation to learn English. Her future daughter-in-law didn’t speak Spanish, and she wanted to make sure she could talk with her. “There’s all kinds of reasons people give for taking the class,” says Daniel Jordan, … Continue reading

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New skills for a better job

Losing a job can be a frightening, confusing experience. But MEND’s classes, taught by volunteer teachers, can provide out-of-work adults with skills to help qualify them for good jobs, giving them a positive new direction. David Kitchen, 55, found himself … Continue reading


Support MEND and win a trip to Hawaii! 

Support MEND’s mission by participating in our annual raffle drawing. The drawing will take place at MEND’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 29, 2017. Raffle Drawing First Prize:A PLEASANT HOLIDAY VACATION FOR 2 TO MAUI*. Includes a round trip air … Continue reading


10th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference

Please join us for our 10th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8AM to 2PM. This conference will feature as opening speakers three generations of the family of philanthropist and legendary entertainer Lawrence Welk – his … Continue reading