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Congressional Candidate Danny Tillman Opens Campaign Headquarters

Brian (left), land lord of the office suites, welcomes in Renea Wickman (right) into the office building on behalf of Danny Tillman. Reginald Young (center) is a stronger supporter of Tillman and is helping to move the campaign forward.

Brian (left), land lord of the office suites, welcomes in Renea Wickman (right) into the office building on behalf of Danny Tillman. Reginald Young (center) is a stronger supporter of Tillman and is helping to move the campaign forward.

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Danny Tillman and his team will be having a grand opening of his campaign headquarters on Sunday, April 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 577 North ‘D’ Street, Suites 103 & 104 in San Bernardino. An additional open house will be on Monday, April 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The office will be open Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“We are so thankful for the community members who made this happen, without your support and donations we could not have done it,” Renea Wickman stated.

Danny Tillman is a Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congress running in California’s 31st District Open-Seat. He is also a San Bernardino Board of Education Member and is known for getting people involved to fight injustices. Mr. Tillman will be a progressive voice and a Congressman who will work hard to create family wage paying jobs and educational opportunities for the people of the Inland Empire. The District 31st District includes the cities of San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Upland, Fontana Rialto, Colton, Loma Linda and Grand Terrace.       Donations of cash, reams of white paper, envelopes, stamps and office supplies will be greatly appreciated. For more information visit Danny Tillman for Congress at www.dannytillmanforcongress.com or call (909) 567-0222 or (909) 800-0318. Also be sure to follow Danny Tillman’s campaign on Twitter @Tillman4House and Facebook at DannyTillmanForCongress.

JOY HARVEST WORLD OUTREACH CHURCH ADOPTS SECOND SCHOOL IN 2014

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Joy Harvest World Outreach Church adopted San Gorgonio High School on April 1. The adoption and ceremony were part of the Adopt-a-School program sponsored by the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce and the San Bernardino City Unified School District. The program encourages partnerships between community organizations and District schools. San Gorgonio High is the second school to be adopted by Joy Harvest World Outreach Church this year. In February, Joy Harvest adopted Emmerton Elementary School, which is located just down the street from San Gorgonio High. Church members have committed to mentoring San Gorgonio students and helping them connect to the greater community. The April 1 ceremony was a joint adoption by Joy Harvest World Outreach Church and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

NEW TASK FORCE FOCUSES ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS IN SAN BERNARDINO CITY SCHOOLS

A new task force made up of parents, educators, and community leaders has begun focusing on ways to boost the academic success of the San Bernardino City Unified’s nearly 8,000 African-American students.

Among the first goals of the Task Force for African American Student Achievement is surveying parents about the District’s parent and community engagement practices. The task force, headed by the Rev. Samuel Casey of Communities Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE), hopes to establish more community engagement opportunities that will help parents and guardians work with the District as it strives to increase the number of African-American high school graduates who are ready to succeed in college and careers.

Formed late last year, the task force represents a spectrum of grassroots community organizations, among them the Westside Action Group, Young Visionaries, BLU Educational Foundation, the San Bernardino chapter of the NAACP, Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, Youth Action Project, Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches, and the Black Voice Foundation. The task force’s mission is to ensure that the District’s Targeted Instructional Improvement Plan, known as TIIP, is implemented for the benefit of African-American students.

“We have a responsibility to hold the District accountable but also to work alongside the District,” Casey said. “Effective collaboration is essential to real change.”

This summer, the Task Force for African American Student Achievement will host a Parent Learning Institute to educate mothers, fathers, and guardians, so they can become better advocates for children. The institute will also focus on empowering parents and caregivers to participate in the decision-making process at the school, District, and community level.

Task force members will have a booth at the April 5 Day of King Celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, located at 1250 Medical Center Drive in San Bernardino. The parent survey will be available during the event.

Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden, who has long supported authentic parent engagement, welcomes the task force’s help.

“We have already begun a productive dialogue that I believe will be beneficial to the task force, the District, and, most importantly, our students,” Marsden said. “Educating students and ensuring their future success is the work of our entire community.”

For more information about the work of the new task force, please call COPE at (909) 915-1776.