SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The San Bernardino Police Department will host a Community Police Academy for San Bernardino City residents every Wednesday from September 4 to October 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the San Bernardino Police Department Main Station located at 710 N. “D” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401. Academy classes will cover a variety of topics including narcotics enforcement, criminal investigations, code enforcement, the canine program, pan handling, gang enforcement, SWAT and traffic enforcement. Participants will meet members of their police department, learn police department works and how to partner with police to make the community better. The academy is free, but space is limited. Contact the Community Affairs office for more information at 909-388-4946 or 909-384-5753.
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BLOOMINGTON, CA- Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) in partnership with the San Bernardino County Library, the National Investment Division of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NID) Housing Counseling Agency, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), Westech College and the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County hosted the 1st Annual Tools for Success Day, a back to school celebration with giveaways, entertainment, food and gifts on Saturday, August 17 at Ayala Park in Bloomington and Saturday, August 24 at the Baker Family Learning Center in Muscoy. Between both events, nearly 250 students were provided a backpack stuffed with pencils, pens, notebook paper, coloring books, activity books, colored pencils or crayons, back to school haircut coupons, stickers, a ruler, a cookbook and literature.
During the event, special remarks were given by Assemblymember Cheryl Brown, San Bernardino County Librarian Leonard Hernández, San Bernardino County Superintendent Gary Thomas and Executive Director Linda Jackson, NID Housing Agency. Assemblymember Brown shared information about California’s Legislature implementing the local control funding formula. This initiative allows our school districts to control the money that comes from the state and use it to close the achievement gap in our struggling schools at the local level.
Assemblymember Brown encouraged parents to be proactive and engage their children’s school principals, teachers and counselors to ensure that funding is being used to meet the educational needs of their children. The 1st Annual Tools for Success Day also featured free health screenings, financial literacy information, financial assistance services for homeowners and other valuable educational resources for classroom success.
GARDENA, CA- On Saturday, September 14, the City of Refuge Church and Consultant Entertainment will be presenting their 16th Annual ‘Stop The Violence, Think Education, Put God First’ Back to School Conference and Concert. The conference and concert will be held at City Refuge Church, 14527 S. Pedro Street, Gardena, CA 90248. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be dynamitic workshops and seminars by fashion designer Clotee McAfee, Rev. Johnetta Tarkington (“Youth Empowerment 4 Destiny” Panel), Minister Lawrence Levy and Pastor Michael JT Fisher (“Hip Hop Power Hour”.). From 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. there will be a red carpet event followed by a celebration concert honoring those who bless our youth. The concert will be hosted by actor Kel Mitchell, songstress Adrian Anderson (Trin-i-tee 5:7) and radio personality DJ Elvee Scott (KJLH 102.3). R&B group Mindless Behavior will be in attendance as special guests. Tickets are on sale for $5 with proceeds benefiting the Noel Jones Scholarship. There will also be over 2,000 Back to School supplies given out. For more information please call 310-516-1433 or email email@example.com