News & Media

Deborah’s Palm Fall Kick-Off & Open House, Saturday, August 15, 2015 View Photos HERE! 

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Re-Careering: It Takes a Village, Saturday, June 27, 2015

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GALA FUNDRAISER EVENT – “Her Story: Celebrating Each Woman’s Journey” Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Mitchell Park Community Center.

Here are the PICTURES, thanks to Melinda Hom!!

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Deborah’s Palm Partners with Gunn High School Students for 2014/2015

Gunn HIgh School LogoLast Fall, Deborah’s Palm was approached by Cristina Florea, math teacher and advisor for a new club called Gunn Brand for You (GB4U). The brainchild of Ms. Florea, it is meant to involve and teach students about applied business management. They chose to “adopt” Deborah’s Palm, to learn about the different aspects of running a nonprofit organization, such as operations, finance and marketing. Under the tutelage of Ms. Florea and Santa Clara University business professor Buford Barr, they are partnering with us to do certain tasks, helping us and learning in the process. They also offered to co-partner with us to put on a Gala Fundraiser, on May 17, 2015.

Here are the first set of pictures we received from the Gala Fundraiser that was held last Sunday, May 17, at the Mitchell Park Community Center. Thank you to Melinda Hom, who took these great photos!!

Fall Kick-Off & Open House

Here is a fun slideshow with photos taken from our Fall Kick-Off & Open House, that was held at Deborah’s Palm on Saturday, August 16, 2014. These great photos were taken by Derek Lockyer — thanks for the great shots! Link:

New Article from the Palo Alto Weekly – August 8, 2014

555 Lytton 001Check out a brand-new article by Sam Sciolla, that came out in today’s issue:

We are so excited about this excellent article that captures the essence of our services and also profiles many of the women here who work here and have been helped by Deborah’s Palm.

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund Grant Recipient!

Katie at PA Holiday Fund Reception 4-21-14Deborah’s Palm was awarded a grant from the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund and some of us went to the reception for the Grantees at the Palo Alto Weekly Offices on April 21, 2014. Many thanks to publisher Bill Johnson, and the many donors who contributed to this fund! We will use this funding for our support programming and educational seminars. Here is a link to the article about the Fund:

Deborah’s Palm has its own YOU TUBE Channel!

We made a great video to show at last year’s Gala — and it’s all about our Four Pillars of Support: Counseling, Mentoring, Career Support and Relocation Assistance. It is a wonderful video that highlights our teachers and then is followed by testimonials from our clients that were helped by these services. Here is the link:

Stanford University Blog!

Deborah’s Palm was been recently featured in a blog written by Michelle Laker, geared for the Stanford community. The name of the Blog is: Life in the Bay, Tips and Tricks for settling into the San Francisco Bay Area and Stanford Community. Here is the link:

9/23/14: Michelle  just wrote a new blog about our Relocation Support offered here at Deborah’s Palm, and highlights Ildiko Ran, MFT, who facilitates our new group called “Grow New Roots and Blossom”, supporting women who are new to the Bay Area. Here is the link:

Deborah’s Palm on Shutterfly!

Check out our Home Page for our Shutterfly account, that features the beautiful photographs by Mary des Jardins, from our most recent events and seminars.

Older Stories/Videos On You Tube

Check out some vintage videos:

Featuring Executive Director Katie Ritchey, Mark Hatasaka from the Media Center created a video about Deborah’s Palm. This was filmed last spring and early this year. Mark asked Katie about her motivations in opening Deborah’s Palm, and the second half of the 10-minute video, Katie talks about what we offer at Deborah’s Palm.


Deborah’s Palm One Year Anniversary

We had a great day at our YEE-HAW One Year Anniversary festivities. Fun was had by all y’all! We look forward to serving our community in the coming year. Check out our digital photo album from this very special day. Enjoy!

Come Together Fundraising Event

On July 23, 2011 we all came together for a fundraising event. Check out the fun we had with a few Beatles tunes from a tribute band.


Fall 2010 Kick Off

Joyce and Becky from the Media Center, came by and filmed wonderful footage of our volunteers and teachers during our Fall Kick-Off and Open House, August 21, 2010. Many thanks to you both, for this awesome production! Check it out:


Featured on Images For Renewal Website

Deborah’s Palm has a good friend in Viktoria Vidali (special thanks to Jane Benson for the introduction). Viktoria is an artist, photographer, pianist, nature lover; she featured us on her blog and you see the beautiful photos of Deborah’s Palm that she took.