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Meet new student trustee of the CCCT Board: Elijah Gerard

Please join us in congratulating Elijah Gerard, Student Trustee from San Bernardino CCD, on his election to the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board. Gerard was elected by his peers at the 2019 Student Trustees Workshop on Saturday, August 17, and will serve a one-year term on the CCCT Board. Gerard is a student at Crafton Hills College currently pursuing a degree in cultural anthropology and in philosophy and hopes to transfer to a UC. His main advocacy points are increasing student input as well as the diversity of student input and changing Education Code 72023.5 to increase the value of Student Trustees. Gerard looks forward to his service on the CCCT Board and meeting experienced individuals who will fight for higher education for all. The post Meet new student trustee of the CCCT Board: Elijah Gerard appeared first on Inland Empire Community News.

CASA to host annual Munchin’ fundraising event

C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County will host their 12th annual Munchin’ event, this year at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands on  September 25th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. All proceeds from this event will support the Court-Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) program which recruits, screens, trains, and supervises community volunteers to mentor and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children living in foster care.  Adult volunteer advocates provide a stable and consistent presence in the often turbulent lives of foster youth by assisting them in navigating through life’s challenges, providing encouragement, and advocating for each child’s individual needs. Cesar Navarrete, Executive Director for C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County says, “The community’s support is of vital importance to the success of our program. This event is one where community members can join us to learn how our program supports children in foster care, and how they can positively impact a child by becoming involved in various ways, all while enjoying a great evening.” The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. when guests arrive and are greeted by C.A.S.A. Staff members.  The evening will…

CSUSB center recognized for accelerating Latino student success

The Undocumented Student Success Center (USSC) at Cal State San Bernardino has been named one of “20 Programs to Watch” by Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating Latino success in higher education. The USSC is one of 20 other higher education programs around the country recognized by Excelencia in Education for accelerating student success. The nonprofit has also named 16 initiatives at the college level as the 2019 Examples of Excelencia finalists. “This is wonderful news and an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of the Undocumented Student Success Center’s leadership, staff and students,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “It’s also a tribute to all our faculty and staff who support the center. The center is an exceptional example of our ongoing mission to help students excel.” “By promoting and celebrating what works in serving Latino students in higher education, Excelencia increases awareness about the positive impact of the growth of the Latino population and programs that serve them well,” said Sarita Brown, president of Excelencia in Education. “Examples of Excelencia inspires leaders to implement innovations that can serve all…

Music Changing Lives to host 4th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit youth music, art programs

Music Changing Lives, (MCL) will host their 4th annual “Ball 4 A Cause,” a celebrity basketball game to support their music and arts program for local youth. The game will take place at the Redlands Community Center, located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave. Redlands, CA 92374 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 12pm-4pm. This exciting event will include an incredible half-time show with live performances, special guests, studio tours, raffles and activities for the entire family. Red carpet festivities and media interviews take place from 12pm-1pm and guests are encouraged to arrive early.  Hitting the court and the stage is hot new artist El-Jay, who will be performing his hit single, “My Bae Remix” featuring Shorty Mack. El-Jay won the Hollywood Music Media Award for Best Rap/Hiphop for his “My Bae Remix” single with 41 million streams.  He performed at the 2019 Spotlight China Awards and his new hit single “Special” is hitting top 40 Radio. Other incredible talent hitting the court is actor, model, celebrity host  and former pro basketball player, Newton Mayenge; celebrity host/TV personality Latricia Renee; and LA radio personality ‘Jay Q’.…

Dynamex Law will gut ethnic media in California, too

An Op-Ed by By Regina Brown Wilson – California Black Media Last week, I wrote an appeal to Governor Newsom, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and our state legislators in Sacramento, urging them to not reclassify the contract couriers who deliver our African American-owned newspapers as employees. But if AB 5 passes, it would not only hurt the Black Press. It would make business nearly impossible for the more than 100 Latinx, Asian-American, Native-American and other small niche independent papers as well. Across California, our ethnic media outlets are the lifeline to truthful and important information for over 80 percent of all minority groups combined. That is close to one-half of all Californians. Considering the great responsibility our ethnic media publications have in helping to strengthen our democracy here in California, we are calling on the leaders we’ve elected to represent and protect all of our interests to search their hearts, look beyond blind spots, step in, and do the one thing that will prevent Assembly Bill 5 from putting our ethnic media publications in California out of business. The bill Assemblymember Gonzalez (D-San Diego) is proposing…

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