Tierra’s 2017 Volunteer Recognition Reception

On Thursday, June 29th, Tierra honored their valued Volunteer Partners and recognized Vaughn International Studies Academy (VISA), Vaughn Early Education Center, Telfair Avenue Elementary, ProCare Hospice, Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church Preschool, and Council Thrift Shops with this year’s Ambassador Awards.  Many thanks to the non-profits and businesses that give Tierra clients the opportunity to professionally volunteer every day.  Together, we are empowering people with disabilities to achieve excellence in all they do, making the world an inclusive, accepting place for everyone.  Additionally, our deepest gratitude to the partners, clients, family members, and staff that attended this very special event. We look forward to recognizing, even more, partners in the near future! #IAMTierra #WEAreTierra #bethechange #thefutureisbright #developmentaldisabilities #abetterworld #Tierradelsolfoundation


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We’re Ready to Work!

There are a number of remarkable individuals we serve who are ready for employment. They have drive, passion, and skills. They are ready to do what it takes to become economic contributors and obtain meaningful employment. If you have any opportunities within your companies, or know of any companies that would be interested in hiring our clients, let us know! Contact Tierra Job Developer, Susan Farajian at sfarajian@tierradelsol.org or (818) 482-0219.


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THE BLVD Workshops: Sign-Up TODAY!

THE BLVD: Pottery & Marketplace is a hand-made crafts studio designed to bring artisanal and heritage pieces back into the local community. Traditional craft materials and processes are used to discover a new means of expression, while blending the distinction between art and craft. Sign up for one of our exciting BLVD workshops at mjones@tierradelsol.org.

Workshop Descriptions

Loom Weaving

$50 per workshop
Monday, July 17th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, December 8th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This meditative craft is steeped in tradition and using small hand looms, this art becomes manageable. Loom weaving is a traditional art form that’s making a big comeback. Learn how to master the craft on a small loom with basic stitches in this workshop and make a unique wall hanging, small rug, tea cozy or even a scarf.


Block Printing

$35 per workshop
Fridays, August 4th and December 1st from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Precut linoleum blocks in simple shapes (circles, triangles, hexagons etc.) will be used so workshop participants can create their own complex designs by mixing and matching shapes and layering patterns on a variety of different materials. This workshop will lead you through the simple steps of block printing. Garner inspiration from other artists and past block printing masters.


Tile Workshop

$35 per workshop
Fridays, September 1st and October 6th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A 6×6 square never had so many possibilities! Create a tile that is functional or decorative or maybe even both while taking inspiration from the history of tiles from ancient Spain to modern day California. Create two tiles while learning basic processes for working with clay. No previous experience necessary to participate. Fun for all ages!


Seasonal Wreath Making

$50 per workshop
Fridays, September 15th and November 17th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Express your style and celebrate any occasion with a natural grapevine wreath. Add your touches with hand made ceramic ornaments; use bows, berries, and other embellishments to make a one-of-a-kind display. Perfect for holidays, special occasions, or year round décor. Consider balance and design, as well as form and function. This unique piece will bring joy for years to come.


Schedule of BLVD Workshops

Loom Weaving

Monday, July 17th 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, December 8th 9:00 am – 11:00 am
$50 per workshop

Block Printing

Friday, August 4th 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, December 1st 9:00 am – 11:00 am
$35 per workshop

Tile Making

Friday, September 1st 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, October 6th 9:00 am – 11:00 am
$35 per workshop

Wreath Making

Friday, September 15th 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday, November 17th 9:00 am – 11:00 am
$50 per workshop

Workshop Registration

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of persons with developmental disabilities.


The Second Annual Donor Appreciation Reception for Tierra’s Circle of Inspiration Members

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The committee, pictured (L to R), CEO Rebecca Lienhard, Tierra parents, Kevin & Pat Moore, Marc Littman, Karren McClenahan (chair), Jan & Steve Maseda, and CDO Cathy Galarneau.

A pleasant summer evening at Tierra’s beautiful Sunland Campus set the scene for its Annual Donor Appreciation Reception on Saturday, August 6th for members of Tierra’s Circle of Inspiration (COI). Founding and first-time COI members, guests and staff, gathered for a luau-themed celebration while dining on BBQ tri-tip, chicken, grilled vegetables and pineapple; and, enjoying the island sounds of Tropical Punch. The event marked the campaign’s second year of success, in continuing to provide a vital source of funding to ensure a strong foundation of sustainability for Tierra’s programs and services. Special honors were paid to both LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and Chief of Staff, Kathryn Barger for their unwavering support of Tierra over the years.

Antonvich, CEG, Reb & Barger
Special honors were paid to both LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and Chief of Staff, Kathryn Barger, for their unwavering support.

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Sunland Studio Arts Tile Show and Open House – A Success!

Many thanks to the individuals that participated in this year’s Sunland Studio Arts Tile Workshops and Show! It was wonderful to see so many beautiful faces on our campus on Saturday, July 16th, as we showcased hundreds of unique, handmade tiles created by individuals in the community. We hope you managed to get the tiles you wanted, but if you couldn’t make it out, OR, if you happen to be interested in purchasing more tiles, contact mjones@tierradelsol.org.

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Special Thanks to our Event Sponsor 

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