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Congratulations on Your Appointment, Mr. Dwaine E. Radden Sr.

RaddenMr. Dwaine E. Radden, Sr. was appointed CEO of Provisional Educational  Services, Incorporated (PESI) at the July Corporate Board Meeting. Radden  served as Chief Operating Officer before his recent appointment as the second  CEO in the 29 year history of the organization. Mr. Radden, is also a  Businessman and long-time Community  Leader, which brings considerable  business knowledge to the position and the PAL Center.

Founded by Dr. Mildred Dalton Henry in December 1984, PESI, DBA The PAL  Center and Charter Academy, has continuously provided education, employment,  and social services since that time.  For additional information, call The PAL  Center,  909-887-7002.

PAL Center CEO Community Message:

“I am excited to be the Chief Executive Officer at the PAL Center, following in the footsteps of our founder, Dr. Mildred Dalton Henry with a torch established more than twenty-nine years ago.

As the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, it is my goal and my commitment to continue to provide the exceptional dedication and solutions our community has come to expect from our campus. I am fortunate to have worked my way up in the company and I look forward to the new challenges with a sense of excitement and resolve to continue, and expand, our founder’s vision, “Dare to do the impossible.”

As I settle into my new role, the PAL team and I are working on streamlining our processes to introduce new services and expand our abilities here on campus — but we will never lose sight of our responsibility to our youth and community.

As we move forward, we will be building on a tremendous foundation, built upon integrity, professionalism and pride in the caliber and tenure of the people we employ. With a history of consistent, reliable and convenient service, we’ve never been stronger than we are today. That strength comes not only from our exceptional knowledge of the areas we serve, but our strategic on-site location here in San Bernardino, which also plays a critical role in our past, present and continued success.

As we continue our quest to lead the education industry in developing and bringing new solutions and services to our community, I am very excited about the future of our company. It is my goal to exceed expectations through the continued execution of our vision and strategy.”


And as always, we thank you, our community and partners, for your on-going support and feedback.

Riverside County Hosts 4th Annual Multi-Cultural Business Fest and Mixer


RIVERSIDE, CA-The stream of Riverside County employees leaving the County Administrative Center in downtown Riverside on Thursday, August 14 was matched was matched by the stream crowding into the center to attend the 4th Annual Multi-Cultural Biz-Fest co-sponsored with the County. Businesses that were involved included Inland Empire  Asian Business Association; Moreno Valley Hispanic Leadership Council; Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce. The program was launched in recognition of their shared interests in marketing to and expanding access to business with Riverside City and County government & private enterprises. (Photos and caption by John Coleman)



Hey, Hey, Hey in my Dwayne Nelson voice! It’s me again, here to tell ya’ What It Do!Laughter is what it do! This Saturday, August 30 at the Sports Bar and Grill (25597 Main Street) in Barstow. I need you to come out and laugh out loud with upcoming Comedian Mac Rome and a host other hilarious comedians from all over. Barstow is doing it BIG yawl!

Founder and owner of the original “Wing It” restaurant in San Bernardino and owner of “Artistically Clean Cleaning Services”, Bennie Fredrick, along with Comedian Mac Rome have teamed up to bring laughter to the community. Unlike anger or sadness, comedy can be an escape from reality even if it’s for a short moment. In my opinion, laughter soothes the SOUL. It allows you to release and let go of the day to day hustle and bustle.

I’m so thankful for comedians such as Red Fox, Richard Prior, Rodney Dangerfield, George Lopez, Bill Cosby, Moms Mabley, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldburg, and George Burns. That’s only a drop in the comedy bucket of GREATS. So with that being said, I hope you can make it to Barstow this Saturday. Remember a frown upside down turns into a smile. Have a blessed and safe holiday.