The Dominguez Dream

In Memory of H. Frank Dominguez

Educate. Empower. Achieve.

October 11, 2016

Happy International #DayoftheGirl

All girls deserve equal access to healthcare, education and basic human needs! International Day of the Girl focuses on addressing the barriers women and girls face around the world: educational, medical, legal and political. Let's work together to create a better future for millions of girls and women.

The Dominguez Dream celebrates the pathway of our girls as they pursue higher education and look into careers in scien...

July 26, 2016

Three weeks ago the NASA "Juno" spacecraft as Juno (named after the Roman goddess, who was Jupiter’s wife, and who could see through the clouds) headed to Jupiter. This spacecraft is roughly the size of a basketball court and is equipped with three Lego crew members. According to CNN, since the scientists succeeded, solar-powered Juno will spend the next 20 months circling Jupiter and giving us more information about the gas giant, and in turn, hopefu...

December 1, 2015

The graduating students at Tyrrell Elementary School look forward to a bright future.  The Vanir Foundation gives achievement awards to selected students in the graduating classes. The “Best Overall Student” award is given to three deserving sixth grade student who far exceeds all expectations. The 6th grade class, teachers and staff take a secret vote to select the deserving student.  This year, Leonor de Jesus, Yahaira Venegas, Joanna Togiai and Abd...

December 1, 2015

​Thanks to the Vanir Foundation, a group of 5th-8th grade girls from Mother of Sorrows School (MOS) participated in the “Expanding Your Horizons” conference. Hosted by Mount Saint Mary’s College, this career day is intended to inform young women about careers in math and science-related fields. The conference is aimed at girls in grades 5-8. Girls participate in hands-on workshops such as dissecting pig hearts, isolating DNA, and making colors with ch...

December 1, 2015

 

 

“The main purpose of career day is to give as much exposure and information about the different career options available to our students. My entire staff along with myself believe that college begins in kindergarten”, stated Dominguez Elementary School Principal, Alejandro Hernandez. Many individuals contributed their expertise to make this possible, including Vanir Ambassadors Carmen Burky and Michael Villegas.
 
In addition to various guest speake...

December 1, 2015

​Bret Harte Elementary School and the Vanir Foundation have partnered to provide programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). Last year, the foundation provided funding for an after-school hands-on program led by Vanir Ambassador Jordi Rodriguez. Engineering is Elementary (EIE) was open to 3rd and 4th graders to learn about different engineering concepts in a fun atmosphere.
 
One of those students is Gloria Ruelas. She partici...

October 24, 2015

​The Vanir Foundation celebrated their annual “Pathways to Success” fundraiser on Saturday, October 24th.  Guest enjoyed wine tasting, fabulous food, live music and a special tennis exhibition.  The keynote speaker, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, said “there is nothing more important than providing our children a pathway to success.  Sacramento Kings player, Kosta Koufos was among the other celebrities that took part in this fundraiser for deserving...

October 24, 2015

The Vanir Foundation celebrated their annual "Pathways to Success" fundraiser on Saturday, October 24th.The keynote speaker, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, said "there is nothing more important than providing our children a pathway to success. Thanks to organizations like the Vanir Foundation, we are guiding our young people in a positive direction."
 
Noralto Principal, Brad Allen and Noralto Parents, Richard and Etelvina (Tele) Carrazana spoke abou...