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Inland Empire Organization Named 2015 CNN Hero

Kim Carter

Kim Carter

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Time for Change Foundation (TFCF) under the leadership of Kim Carter has been named a 2015 CNN Hero!  The CNN Heroes initiative is a year-long initiative that honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others.  The campaign is now in its ninth year.

In the past eight years, CNN Heroes has received more than 50,000 nominations from more than 100 countries.  Since 2007, the campaign has profiled more than 200 CNN Heroes.  They‘re working in more than 80 countries around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of people.  Follow CNN Heroes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  To view the CNN Hero Award video please visit www.Timeforchangefoundation.org and click on the CNN Heroes button.

“I’m happy that CNN is shining an International spotlight on our organization.” says Phyllis Scott, TFCF Case Manager. Kim Carter, Founder and Executive Director of TFCF stated, “I am so grateful that I answered God’s call on my life.  My homelessness, substance abuse and incarceration experiences fuel my passion to help others succeed.  It’s that calling that started Time for Change Foundation.”

To celebrate, the organization is hosting a “CNN Watch Party” to celebrate the success of the community. The event will be held at the Feldheym Library at 555 West 6th Street
in San Bernardino on October 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Kim Carter and the TFCF Team.

Jack & Jill of America Foundation co-sponsors free college fair

PASADENA, CA- Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. is co-sponsoring a free college fair at the Pasadena Convention Center on Wednesday, September 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Local students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with over 200 college and university representatives. They can attend college prep workshops on SAT versus ACT, college sports recruiting and writing a personal essay for college applications.

Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.  Since 2008, the Pasadena Chapter of the organization has brought representatives from several colleges, including historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), to Pasadena to expose more area residents to a broader array of college options.  The Jack and Jill-sponsored events have always included information regarding admission requirements and financial aid.

“While we are an organization for mothers, when we started out, it was our fathers’ auxiliary that took the lead on organizing our college fair,” says Annette Starks, Foundation Chair for the Pasadena Chapter.  “As our event grew, we moved the venue from Polytechnic High School to Pasadena City College to the Pasadena Convention Center.”

In recent years, Jack and Jill has expanded the number of students reached by partnering with Pasadena Unified School District on the event.  Additional sponsoring partners for this year’s event include the City of Pasadena, Pasadena City College, Pasadena Educational Foundation and Pasadena Learns.

The Good News Coffee House Tour Kicks off in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, CA — “Life in His Hands” Christian Newspaper will launch the first of many evenings bringing music and a message to different coffee houses throughout the Inland Empire. The first stop of The Good News Coffee House Tour is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, at Daily Brew Coffee House, located at 2955 Van Buren Boulevard in Riverside.

“There is something about the casual atmosphere,” says Pastor Chris Thompson. “There are many people who don’t go to church who may be more comfortable starting their Christian walk at a local coffee shop, especially when they can ask questions one-on-one.”

Each evening will begin with a time of praise and worship led by local worship leaders. A message will be given, and followed by a chance to ask questions. Each night of the “Good News Coffee House Tour” will focus on taking the gospel to the public in a casual environment.

Additional Saturday evenings throughout the fall and winter are now booking. For more information about tour, please visit LifeinHisHands.org/tour.