The Ahlsten Foundation is very pleased to announce that we have moved into a new office.
We received a letter from the president of Global Strategies, Dr. Joshua Bress, informing us of the exciting news that Dr. Denis Mukwege of Panzi Hospital, a partner of Global Strategies was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Ahlsten Foundation’s board members and staff enjoyed dressing up and attending the Faith Network Gala 2018 at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, CA. We joined other supporters, volunteers and students in celebrating the progress of the children and youth in raising their reading and math proficiency, thanks to the amazing work of Faith Network.
When we first became involved with Global Strategies, we thought their role was to provide healthcare to women and children in the poorest areas of the world. Since then, we have learned so much more about what this organization does. Besides providing healthcare, GS also trains and educates the local people so that they can help those in their community.
Todd Ahlsten grew up in Santa Rosa, California, where a wildfire recently burned over 8,000 buildings, including more than 3,000 homes. Todd's parents evacuated their home for a week but were fortunate to be able to move back in.
I met Quaylin Wesley--or Quay as his friends call him--in the spring of 2016. He had recently completed his junior year at McClymonds High School (known colloquially as "Mack") in West Oakland and was about to begin a summer internship at tech giant Intel
We are thrilled to announce that on December 15, 2017 the Ahlsten Foundation sent out our first set of grant checks!