Community Organizing through my eyes

Emil Metodiev, one of our alumni, attended the program back in the autumn of 2012, wrote story (ies) about his experience in U.S. with the different community organizations. You can read different articles regarding the community organizing he directly participated in as well as read stories from his colleagues Ognyan Isaev, alumni from the same delegation.

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9 U.S. Mentors will travel in Europe in February 2014

9 U.S. mentor will travel to Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia between February 9-28, 2014 on the “Building Grassroots Democracy in Minority Communities” professional exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Citizen Exchanges, Professional Fellows Division. Click here to learn more about the U.S. participants and their organizations.

Testimonies from the Fall 2013 Professional Fellows European Delegation visiting the United States

“The most important part of this program for me was to see in practice how the community is engaged in solving the problems of a wide variety of stakeholders including parents, business, grassroots political organizations, ethnic minority organizations and faith based groups”, – Kalina Hristova, Bulgaria

“When I applied to this internship, I didn’t know what to expect from it or myself. That was a good move because I had the chance to experience the American life on my own from scratch. I’m very grateful for this great opportunity to come to the U.S. and learn about community organizing, the culture and people” – Oana Botezan, Romania

“I found this internship to be very insightful and inspiring. Through my wonderful mentors, I was reminded especially about the significance of the genuine connection with people and my experience has become mostly about the people and that the people matter the most. Power comes from the people, for the people” – Roman Tyska, Slovakia

“My experience during the trainings and the internship helped me to develop a broader understanding of the different roles and possibilities in working with people while on the other hand, I also could experience different types of organizing – Annamaria Kovacs, Hungary

Read the testimonies from all the alumni here:

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What Are The Best Vitamins for Men Over 30?

Men’s can consume their daily suitable intakes of vitamins from their food and don’t require such vitamin supplements, but specific men’s may need specific vitamins because of their body chemistry, ailing or illness or other condition.

1. Vitamin D

Vitamins are content that your body have to increase and develop generally. Vitamin D boosting your body for absorb calcium. Calcium is top of developing blocks of bone. A absence of vitamin D can bring a bone diseases like osteoporosis or rickets. Vitamin D also has an important’s in your nerve system, immune systems and body muscle.

Men’s can get vitamin D from skin, diet and supplements. Human body makes vitamin D naturally after contact with sunlight. However, extra contact with sunlight can lead to skin cancer and skin aging. So their are many other source to get vitamin D

Egg yolks, saltwater fish, they also got vitamin D substance. Some other foods, like milk and cereal, also rich vitamin D substance.

Men’s also can get vitamin D supplements. Advice with your health care Doctor to see how much you should consume per day.

2. Vitamin K

Vitamin K lead substance which is helping the blood clotting, fight against extra bleeding. Like other vitamins or nutrients, vitamin K is not use like supplement.

Vitamin K is basically group of compounds. The most crucial compounds show to vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is obtained from leafy green vegetable and some different vegetables. Vitamin K2 is a chain of compounds high quantity receive from meats, eggs, cheeses, and alkalinize by bacteria.

vitamin K have main form supplements like Vitamin K1 available in the U.S.

Earlier, some citizens have looked to vitamin K2 to used against osteoporosis and steroid-induced bone loss, but the research is controversial. At this time there is not enough analyzing data to advice for using vitamin K2 for osteoporosis.

3. Omega 3 fish oil

Lot’s of people don’t get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their food, one of best sources for consuming omega-3 are cold water fish like herring, tuna, mackerel, salmon. If you don’t like fish to eat so no problem you take fish oil, krill oil, or same supplements that provide suitable dose of these essential vitamin.

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important substance of brain, muscle, and immune system.
Omega-3 fatty acid fight against extra blood clotting, which can save you from risk of cardiovascular disease that’s type of stroke and coronary artery disease
decrease inflammation wipe out from your body. The main reason is Inflammation prostatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease multiple sclerosis, and other diseases
Lower the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in humans blood flow
Control the fluidity of your cell membranes, which is suitable for your cells to increase and support your health

Regulate the process of your maintaining normal blood pressure and overall cardiovascular health, arteries to relax and dilate, also good for blood pressure and cardiovascular health

It’s mainly help fight against cancer cell growth, with prostate, colorectal cancer and esophageal.
Alleviate symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and psychosis
Enhance memory, recall, and reasoning

4. Potassium

Potassium is an inorganic that’s important for human life. Especially for the heart, kidneys and other human organs to work regularly. Some foods, like avocados, bananas, nuts like peanuts and almond, citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, milk and potatoes, are high level source of potassium. Supplements are available in tablets, capsules and liquids of potassium in markets.

Potassium is one of the main vitamin liable for circulation fluids and vitamins balance human body cells, It also helps to send nerve impulses and helps men’s muscles contract. But potassium is helps for regulating the heart (possibly fighting against strokes) and control average blood pressure by deform sodium’s effect on blood pressure.

Research studies claims that potassium is helpful when it on to blood pressure control and fighting with strokes.

The suitable consuming for adults is 4700 ml per day. Human who consuming healthy foods should get enough potassium by naturally. Low potassium is also with a cause of high blood pressure, digestive disorders, stroke, heart disease, cancer and infertility, arthritis.

5. Magnesium

It decrease Insulin Resistance is one of the top symptoms of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Magnesium plays a crucial role in this process, and many people with metabolic syndrome are deficient.

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In research of university found, men’s who consuming 450 milligram daily preventing the systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

However, these helps to those people’s who have high blood pressure already.

Another research claim that magnesium lowered blood pressure for men’s who had with high blood pressure, but had no effect on those men’s with normal blood pressure levels.

Magnesium also has helps effects to prevent of type 2 diabetes.

The sugar level problems mostly causes to in a men’s. The researcher says 48% of diabetic people’s have low levels of magnesium in their blood cells. This can afflict insulin’s characteristics to control or manage blood sugar in average level.

One university conduct research with 4 thousand people’s for 30 years. It found that those with the highest consume were found 47% less risk for diabetic.

In another research found those men’s consuming high doses of magnesium keeps blood sugar and Hemoglobin A1c levels to controlled.

One research studies found over 8,800 citizens found that those under 60 years of age with the low consuming had a 22% more causes of depression.

6. Vitamin B12

The best source of consuming vitamin B12 salmon, tuna, Clams, ham, herring, king crab, oysters (cooked).

Vitamin B12 Also called cobalamin, B12 is very important substance to the birth of myelin, Because of short supply of vitamin B12 causes to confusion, memory loss, fatigue, decreased reflexes, delusion, impaired, loss of balance touch or pain perception, numbness and tingling in the hands and legs, tinnitus, and voice hearing loss. Absence of B12 have also linked to multiple sclerosis-like symptoms and dementia. “In a severe absence, there is really degeneration of the myelin sheath,” John Pinto, PhD, director of the nutrition say’s studies of science laboratory at USA Health Foundation in Valhalla, New York.

school outreach in Humboldt park in Chicago

Volunteering in Humboldt park, Chicago – school outreach on housing issues

school outreach in Humboldt park in Chicago

school outreach in Humboldt park in Chicago

On Wednesday afternoon, October 23, we (two European fellows: Boba Baluchova from Slovakia and Lia Gaudi from Romania as CCH interns) decided to join three Community organizers from “Chicago coalition for the Homeless” (CCH) and leaders from organization “Casa Central – La Posada” in order to help them during school outreach in the area of Humboldt Park. It is one of the neighborhoods in Chicago – widely known for its large Puerto Rican presence. We were divided into groups of two – to be sure that at least one person in group is able to speak Spanish fluently.

The goal of this outreach was: contacting adults/parents in front of the Lowell elementary school (while waiting for their children coming out from school) and sharing particular information. We told them about special educational rights and school support  (according to U.S. law) for children from families – struggling with housing issues (homeless families, doubled-up families, moving families without regular place to stay etc.). These children should receive free transit cards, fee waivers for uniforms, field trips etc. in order: not to be discriminated or excluded.

CCH people, few leaders from Casa Central (mothers and women from this Latino community) and us (volunteers – European fellows) tried to raise awareness about educational rights and encourage people to ask for them. Many adults in front of the Lowell elementary school have known somebody else in neighborhood – experiencing homelessness or “doubled-up” life (sharing the house with another family), but they haven’t known about this possibility – to ask Homeless liaison (particular person in every single school – dealing with housing issues of students) for support for their children. It was very interesting practical activity in the field.

Text by Boba Baluchova