We are thankful for you, and for good news

South Boston based, Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center at Heron Organic Farm, Concord. August 2016.

Dear Friends,

We are bursting at the seams with all the exciting news to share. Queue the drumroll, and the confetti. A few weeks ago, theMOVE received our official Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 501c3  non profit charity designation. We are grateful to Groundwork Somerville for serving as our fiscal sponsor for the last 5 years.
Our new designation gives us access to more opportunities, we are exempt from federal income tax, and can receive unlimited donations from individuals and other donors. Thanks to theMOVE’s board for spearheading the process and for each of you for believing in our mission.

In keeping with the good news, we completed another successful season, serving almost 500 individuals, giving approximately 2,100 volunteer hours at 10 family-owned, or not-for-profit farms (2 urban).  But, the experience of the youth we serve, cannot be summated in numbers, and since you were not there to watch them learn, check out the note below for an idea of what one student discovered and felt.  Can you imagine if every city child had this experience – regardless of their family’s income? Also, this season, we connected more deeply with urban education administrators, and the food services teams at Boston andSomerville Public Schools as we seek to influence how decision makers think about the current food system, and leverage their support for farm-based education in Metro- Boston.
This, is how we share the power of food.
As the season closes, we reflect on how privileged we are to do this work, we are thankful for the legacy of those who came before us, and all our colleagues who  do their part in rebuilding our food system and influencing wholesome education for our youngsters.

Cheers and best wishes,
Tamika R. Francis

San Diego HarborSky Parking Team

About San Diego

The 372-Square Mile San Diego City ranks as the second largest city within the State of California. It is currently the eighth largest city in the United Sates and is home to almost 1.4 million citizens as of the year 2015.

It is located near the city of Tijuana, Mexico, in fact it is adjacent to the border.

Its main economic drivers include Defense and Military related activities, manufacturing, international trade, tourism, as well as research particularly in the area of biotechnology. Start-ups are also very well encouraged in the city, with most of them starting their ventures in San Diego.

It is known to have one of the busiest ports in the country. It serves as a port for both international and domestic carriers. Its sea terminal is the entry point for bulk cargoes, import and export commodities from various destinations, as well as refrigerated and frozen packaged cargo.

San Diego also has the busiest border crossing in the whole international scene. It processes trucks crossing the 24-kilometer border crossing shared by Mexico and the United States.

San Diego is also home to a number of multinational companies in the wireless cellular business. The headquarters of Qualcomm, LG, Nokia, Kyocera International, Novatel Wireless, and Cricket Communications are located in San Diego.

Top Employers within the City include The United States Navy, the University of California-San Diego, Sharp Health Care, San Diego County, and Qualcomm.

Tourist Destinations also drive economic growth for San Diego. Its popular attractions include Sea World, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari, and Balboa Park.