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Mutual Housing hires Mariano Jauco as lead organizer

Mutual Housing hires Mariano Jauco as lead organizer

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association recently hired Mariano Jauco as lead organizer. In his new position, Jauco will supervise six community organizers who work with two-to-three Mutual Housing properties in Sacramento and Yolo counties. As well as being the management contact, he will provide coaching and training in building community across the many cultures and ethnicities of the diverse residents.

Prior to joining Mutual Housing, Jauco was the City of Sacramento’s Neighborhood Resources Coordinator where he was responsible for providing information and resources to community members. In this capacity, he also worked with neighborhood groups to improve the safety and residential quality of life.

Jauco currently is Chair of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and has worked with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. He has served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the East Bay, Tri-City Homeless Coalition and Renewed HOPE.

Hundreds of Sacramento students graduate from “summer of service”

 Research shows that “millennials” – teens and 20-somethings are civic-minded and socially conscious.

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

The self-proclaimed nut of Vacaville has a big job. Vacaville’s Public Information Officer Mark Mazzaferro manages the city’s website, Twitter account, Facebook page, creates YouTube videos, sends out press releases, manages the government TV station, overlooks Vacaville’s emergency radio and a lot more.

Mazzaferro has been with the city of Vacaville for five years, but has worked as a PIO for 12.

World Team Tennis comes to Sacramento!

World Team Tennis comes to Sacramento with the meeting of the Sacramento Capitals and the Washington Kastles.  They will meet in a series of matches between Eastern and Western Conference Championship powerhouses that feature Serena Williams in singles and doubles competition at Capitals Stadium, Sunrise Mall.

Making Waves

Making Waves

In the face of squalls, the Vista del Lago High girls swim team continues to push forward, carving out a legacy in the water at one of the area’s newest schools.

The Eagles are not funded by the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, have a pool they can’t compete in for half the season and field no other aquatics program on campus which diminishes their numbers. But, bolstered by a fourth-place finish at last month’s Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships, Vista del Lago’s girls have earned the reputation in the swimming community as a program on the rise.

“It’s really neat to (watch) – they’re setting the tone,” said Eagles coach Joel Garceau, who also heads the swim teams at Folsom High. “They’re setting the traditions.”

The three schools that finished ahead of Vista del Lago – St. Francis, Davis and Rio Americano, respectively – boast a combined 26 section swim titles, so, truly, there is no shame in fourth place.

South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

A young Vietnamese woman—who came to the U.S. for burn treatment and helped get a start in a Mutual Housing community—has been given an honorable mention in a local college essay contest.

Nhi Vo’s essay on her struggle to survive a family fire in 2000 that killed her mother and severely burned Vo and two of her sisters recently took honors in the “Sacramento News & Review” 2011 College Essay Contest.

Vo has been accepted into the University of California, Davis, where she will study cellular biology.