Come take a look at the Grand Opening of Tracey’s Place of Hope that happened on June 30th 2016!
|Tracey’s Place of Hope took a giant step forward this last Thursday with its groundbreaking ceremony. The partnership of the Biletnikoff Foundation and Koinonia Homes for Teens has worked tirelessly to get to this point and what a celebration it was. Linked here are a number of stories, photos and videos from a number of news medias from around the area.
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Students Marina and Uli were stars on Channel 31’s Good Day Sacramento when the morning show did a segment on the opening of Koinonia’s Educational Kitchen. Cooking up some Muli(s) on air, our chefs explained the name Muli comes from a combination of Marina’s and Uli’s names. This prompted the Good Day Sacramento’s Question of the Day, “If you could name a food dish after yourself, what would it be?” Of course, none as creative or tasty as the “Muli.”
Joined by Bank of America’s Kathy Sowa and Lori Rianda, the live broadcast was fast and furious. Between the teaser, the interview and follow-up piece, one second our reporter, Tina, was talking to the kids, the next to the studio, a moment later we’re on air . . . live. Uli and Marina handled it all so well. A shout-out to Patti Sarr of Intel and Koinonia’s Camilla Ryland for preparing and practicing with the teens and giving them the confidence to take on a live show.
We want to thank the Herbalife Family Foundation and the Bank of America for their generous donations making the dream of our educational kitchen come true. This is just the beginning; the enthusiasm of students has been wonderfully matched by that of our community. A special vote of gratitude to the many community members and to the employees of Intel who have stepped forward to write a multi-tiered curriculum and have volunteered to teach it. We look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of the program.