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Unpack the Real Stuff: Voices of Contra Costa

Unpack the Real Stuff: Voices of Contra Costa

By RCF Connects
RCF Connects a community organization located in Contra Costa County brings to you UNPACK THE REAL STUFF, a podcast where we unpack real issues, real challenges, and real solutions that impact our neighbors, friends, and family living, working, hustling, and thriving in Contra Costa. In our first season, we will tackle issues of mental health, social justice, new solutions for housing, and much, much more. We're going to strip away all the usual talking points and rhetoric and get down to "real stuff". This season is brought to you by our generous sponsor: California Bank & Trust.
Episode 3 - How do we lift up a community?
Join our host Suzette Chaumette and our guests Loren Dalbert and Estela Nuñes from Mobility LABs as they explore what it looks like when the residents of a community define true success in their community.  What does it look like when we give power to the people?  What does it look like when we help folks in a community advocate for themselves and create safe spaces?  And why "safe spaces" are so important.  NOTE: Part of this episode is in Spanish. Únase a nuestra anfitriona Suzette Chaumette y a nuestros invitados Loren Dalbert y Estela Nuñes de Mobility LABs mientras exploran cómo se ve cuando los residentes de una comunidad definen el verdadero éxito en su comunidad. ¿Cómo se ve cuando le damos poder a la gente? ¿Cómo se ve cuando ayudamos a las personas en una comunidad a defenderse y crear espacios seguros? Y por qué los "espacios seguros" son tan importantes. NOTA: Parte de este episodio está en español. Learn more about RCF Connects' Mobility LABs Learn more about RCF Connects  Brought to you by our Sponsors:  Cal Bank & Trust -- Bridge Storage & Artspace -- Kit for Living Personal & Professional Coaching 
56:43
September 22, 2022
Episode 2: How do we help college students of Contra Costa succeed in tackling financial challenges and goals?
In today’s episode, Suzette Chaumette talks to Gerardo Mendoza (also known as Jerry) from SparkPoint Contra Costa.  They explore the daunting challenges that college students in Contra Costa face while trying to succeed academically.  We unpack real conversations on getting the young people of our community the support they need to succeed through all the new challenges, issues, and problems they are facing today.  In this episode, we touch on how SparkPoint Contra Costa -- through its programs on the Contra Costa College and Diablo Valley College campuses -- offer a number of career, coaching, and financial services (for FREE for students) year-round to help make ends meet for students. Every SparkPoint client gets a coach who helps create a step-by-step plan to set and achieve personal financial goals - from getting out of debt, to going back to school, to finding a job. Learn more about SparkPoint Contra Costa: direct.me/sparkpointcontracosta Learn more about RCF Connects  Brought to you by our Sponsors:  Cal Bank & Trust -- Bridge Storage & Artspace -- Kit for Living Personal & Professional Coaching 
38:50
August 31, 2022
Episode 1: Why Should Folks Consider Coaching? How coaching can change a life and a community.
Join our host Suzette Chaumette and our guests AnDrea Neal and Anjali Sawhney from Embodied Leadership Coaching Program as they explore what coaching is, the advantages of receiving coaching, why folks in our community need coaching, and how coaching can change our community for the better. Let's dig deep into the concept of being pro-active in gaining and maintaining our mental wellness. We unpack real conversations on getting the support we need to succeed through all the challenges, issues, and problems we are facing today. Learn more about RCF Connects' Embodied Leadership Coaching Program Learn more about RCF Connects  Brought to you by our Sponsors:  Cal Bank & Trust -- Bridge Storage & Artspace -- Kit for Living Personal & Professional Coaching 
55:52
August 24, 2022
Episode 0 - Why did we choose the title "Unpack the Real Stuff" for our podcast series?
In this short episode, our host Suzette Chaumette asks Rosalind Welch, Sr. Director of Marketing and Development of RCF Connects how she came to name the podcast "Unpack the Real Stuff: Voices of Contra Costa County".  It's an interesting story.  Listen in.
03:08
August 17, 2022
RCF Connects' Unpack the Real Stuff Sneak Peek
We want to present to you a sneak peek of the conversations we are having on our podcast.  Subscribe to our podcast, our first episode drops during the week of August 15, 2022.
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August 13, 2022