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Moreno Valley Wins Golden Ball State Award for Excellence

 

MORENO VALLEY, CA – The California School Boards Association (CSBA) recently recognized the Moreno Valley Unified School District as a winner of the prestigious Golden Bell Award for 2013. This award recognizes the academic success of Health Careers Academy on the campus of Canyon Springs High School. The CSBA recognized 59 public school programs in the state this year. It created the Golden Bell Awards program in 1980 to recognize innovative and successful programs that make a difference in students’ success, and focus on meeting the needs of all students. Health Careers Academy is the oldest of several vocational academies Moreno Valley Unified School District has created.
While students in these programs receive a well-rounded education, by following a recommended pathway of courses, they can either begin an entry-level career in their area of interest, or more easily transition to a college or university level education in the health career field after high school graduation. Students enter the Health Careers Academy as sophomores. In the academies, students have the same core requirements, such as English, social studies, and science as they would in a regular high school program, but take these courses from teachers at the academy. Students also take vocational education courses through the academy.  In the introductory course, Introduction to Health Care, students learn medical technology, learn how to take vital signs, research health careers, develop resumes and are certified in first aid and CPR. The academy also offers extra-curricular organizations.
The students usually have between 160 to 240 hours of internship experience by the time they graduate from high school. In the 2012-2013 school year, 27 of the 31 seniors had internships with either Riverside County Regional Medical Center, the Riverside County ROP/CTE, Charter Hospice or medical clinics.
“The Canyon Springs Health Careers Academy has consistently produced students with a plethora of knowledge, genuine concern about all health issues and most importantly a passion to be proactive and responsive,” Dr. White said. “The level of student engagement and compassion for others has propelled this program above the rest. Students participating in this program live and breathe commitment to health.”

AMAN, Inc. Students Receive College Scholarships and Tablets from Aio Wireless

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LOS ANGELES, CA-  Transitioning to college will be a bit easier for 30 Los Angeles-area students as they receive a $1,000 college scholarship and a tablet, courtesy of Aio Wireless’ 30 Days, 30 Dreams program, designed to reinvigorate nonprofit programs that create opportunities for future leaders in the communities it serves, 30 Days, 30 Dreams enables Aio to collaborate with community-based organizations to identify the recipients. For more information visit www.aiowireless.com, www.facebook.com/aiowireless and www.twitter.com/aiowireless.

 

Sorority Gets in the Giving Spirit for the Holidays

ETA NU OMEGA CHAPTER OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY INC

ETA NU OMEGA CHAPTER OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY INC

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-  In partnership with St. Paul A.M.E. Church, High Calling Christian Church and New Focus Community Development Outreach Corporation, the Eta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., will be providing Thanksgiving meals and food baskets for the Inland Empire community on Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Inghram Community Center, 2050 North Mt. Vernon Avenue in San Bernardino. This is a free community event where there will be health and medical services provided along with children’s activities and a clothing give away. Free mammogram screenings will be provided for women.  Please call ahead for appointments 1-714-871-4488 ext. 210.  Other health screenings offered will be blood pressure checks, blood sugar and diabetes, cholesterol, hemoglobin, vision, dental hygiene, lupus, obesity, WIC, mental health services, resources for pregnant women, and information on the Affordable Care Act.