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    By Dianne Anderson Kids having a tough time adapting to this strange new virtual world can soon see some old familiar faces, and feel closer to their second home at Akoma Unity Center in San Bernardino. Starting September 8, Akoma launches its virtual program with a curriculum that mirrors its typical after school program. Students ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Feeling a little down? Feeling a little blue? Grab an extra coat and head over to the Akoma Unity Center to enjoy the holiday bustle with hundreds of families and children at the annual toy and coat giveaway. On December 21, organizers are calling on all those who want to come out ...
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    By Dianne Anderson With $140,000 down and only $50, 000 to go, Akoma Unity Center is getting closer to its new Anne Shirrells Park makeover, complete with basketball, volleyball courts, an inspired mural, and all-around facelift to make any community proud. Now, the ball is in the city’s court, so to speak. Jennifer Xicara, Akoma ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Thousands of summer vacationers will hit the streets of San Bernardino in about three weeks, looking to run off all that spare energy. Parents may want to revisit their local parks and recreation centers for a multitude of safe, fun and free things for the kids to do. Park programs are opening ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Folks won’t have to look far to make a big fashion statement this Christmas for San Bernardino families and their kids – all it takes is one more gift, big or small, another slightly used coat or pair or shoes, or one more person that cares. Akoma Unity Center at Anne Shirrells ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black History Month events are winding down this last week of the month, but the fun is just getting started at the Akoma Unity Center in San Bernardino. On Friday, February 23,  the center hosts its quarterly Soul Food community dinner, which is always savory and always free. Students of the program, ...
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    By Eliz Coleman Dowdy, Staff Writer When Afarah Board retired from thirty years at Southern California Edison three years ago, she simply changed hats and shoes. She has taught Leadership and Business at Cal Baptist University, and started two small businesses, one a consulting firm and the other a nonprofit youth-development organization known by the ...