Hungry for wine

Seeing the World through the Lens of a Wine Glass

Hungry for Wine is maintained by Cathy Huyghe, wine writer for Forbes.com and author of Hungry for Wine: Seeing the World through the Lens of a Wine Glass.

Back in 2009 I founded Harvard Alumni in Wine and Food, a Shared Interest Group (or SIG) within the Harvard Alumni Association. The goal was to connect current students who would like a career in the wine and food industries, with alumni who are already active in those professions.

HAWF is, of course, under new leadership by now and it has even been joined by a "sister SIG," Harvard Alumni for Agriculture. As my own career path has progressed, I occasionally encounter opportunities to fulfill the original goal of HAWF: to connect students and alumni over wine and food, and I'm very happy to share them with you here.

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Current Focus: Childhood Illiteracy in Sonoma County

Childhood illiteracy isn't necessarily a social problem you'd think you'd find in one of the world's top wine regions, but it's a real problem in Sonoma County.

Here are current opportunities offered by service-based organizations:

United Way Schools of Hope: Bilingual (English/Spanish) tutor

Community Action Partnership: Classroom Aides

10,000 Degrees: Mentor 

Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma Valley: Tutor Coordinator, Tutor, Reading Buddy

Fence at the Top: Computer Lab Supervision, Tutor, Fundraising

Sonoma County Library: Adult Literacy Tutors

Hanna Boys Center: Youth Counselor and Mentor

La Luz Center: Education and ESL

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY): Mentor

Sonoma County Library: Homework Helper

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance: Mentor