Pechakucha Night in Markham
On Friday, February 7th, 2014, PUYO participated in its first Pechakucha Night. What is a Pechakucha Night, you ask? It is a chance for people to get together to share their ideas and projects. But it’s not your average slideshow! Presenters are only allowed 20 slides, and each slide is only shown for 20 seconds, no exceptions.
Anita Ko, long-time PUYO Board Member, represented PUYO as a Pechakucha Presenter! She highlighted PUYO values, mission statements and our three projects: Night It Up!, The E3 Challenge, and Paint-A-Thon. Thank you to the Markham Arts Council and Varley Art Gallery for organizing a unique event, and a big special thanks to Anita for being a wonderful presenter.
Beneficiary On-Site Visits
To get a better understanding of our potential beneficiaries, the Beneficiary Team brought a group of PUYO members and volunteered at Eva’s Phoenix, the transitional housing and training facility of Eva’s Initiatives, renewing the interior complexes that is home to 50 youths (each year) receiving support and guidance back into society. Eva’s Phoenix has a unique program that provides a line of supporting services, like nutrition classes, design workshops, employment opportunities, resume and interview sessions, to help youth grow and understand essentials of living independently. Eva’s Phoenix fills the gap often left unseen, when youth do not have the necessary skills to live off the streets.
On the following weekend, PUYO members have also met up with Mike Prosserman, the founder of UNITY Charity, sharing with us his ideas of youth empowerment. Through after school programs in break dancing, beat boxing, spoken word, and graffiti. UNITY Charity focuses on helping youth to positively relieve their stress from personal issues and empowers them to become leaders in the community. It started from an office for 10 people, UNITY Charity has grown substantially over the years, requiring them to move to a bigger office that can allocate more staff.
SUM formula, Sort functions, Pivot table, and Macros? It sounds like a Power Unit Excel party! The Excel training is designed to cater to users at different levels from beginner to advanced. It aims to provide the attendees with the necessary tools to manipulate data efficiently. A big thank-you to everyone who attended PUYO’s annual Excel training! We hope you learned a few tips and tricks that you can use in school or at work.