Resources Unlimited Human Development Foundation, 501c(3), was founded by Virginia Palmer in 1996. The RU programs foster personal leadership, partnership models, environmental responsibility and community service. Resources Unlimited Foundation has a 30-year history of successful youth, teen and adult development programs conducted in Austin and Los Angeles. As Executive Director of People For Parks, Los Angeles, Virginia created, implemented successful youth empowerment programs and community gardens in East Los Angeles areas. Virginia was a director/consultant in LA County’s CLASS Parks- Youth Plus.
RU Foundation New Program:
“Betty’s Green Books and MrHabitat”
Bill Oliver, known as MrHabitat for his many performances at schools, parks and festivals and for his wide range of ageless popular and classic songs he plays at senior facilities and home concerts. He has teamed up with Betty X Davis, Virginia’s mother who is 104 years young, for the “Betty’s Green Books and MrHabitat’s Green Songs” presentations in area schools. The tour, sponsored by Sodalis Senior Living Facilities and Resources Unlimited Foundation, provides wonderful books that teach kids about the environment and the eco-teaching entertainment songs by Bill Oliver and eco-education by Virginia Palmer, DrV.
Virginia is on the Board of Director for Save Our Springs Alliance in Austin. She presents “Barton Springs University 101” at area high schools. Virginia gives her time and energy to Bill Oliver’s Mother Earth Day Festivals at the Springs and his Lady Bird Lake Expeditions. Both events have been produced for Austin middle school kids for 17 years.
Virginia has a long history of establishing partnerships with other organizations both local and national. Here is a partial list: Save Our Springs Alliance ~ Town Lake YMCA ~ Save Barton Creek Association- PACE, Public Assessed Clean Energy – Green LA – Los Angeles County Park Department ~ Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy ~ Malibu Coastal Land Conservancy – Somerset Consulting ~ Sierra Club – Boys & Girls Club – American YouthWorks – Barton Springs University – Mother Earth Day
Resources Unlimited is dedicated to developing and implementing innovative programs for individuals, groups, organizations and institutions that offer practical tools for more healthy, productive and successful lifestyles.