YouthWorks is seeking candidates for an internship position. For more information, click here: YW-Front Desk JA
URGENT MESSAGE FROM MARK TORRES, PRESIDENT OF RICHMOND LITTLE LEAGUE:
We are in great need of our community business help with our youth program. Being an inner city organization we depend on Sponsorship to fullfill all needs of our youth programs needs. From League fee’s to insurance to umpires we find our selves short every season and this year we want to reach out to more local business’s. Please consider coming aboard and make our League complete. Once again thanks for consideration and please call myself or Pablo with any questions. Pablo-(415)260-6647.
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Richmond Little League
Baseball & Girl’s Softball
For her 55th birthday Menbe wants nothing more than to be able to fulfill her promise. She invites you to come and celebrate with complimentary food, wine, champagne and dessert. In lieu of gifts please make a tax deductible donation to the boy’s education fund. Make checks out to The Richmond Community Foundation and reference Menbe’s Way in the memo section.
Level 1: $150 | Level 2: $500 | Level 3: $1,000
For questions please call (510) 215-0803
Menbe’s Way Fund is managed by the Richmond Community Foundation 501 (c)(3) Charity FED ID# 94-3337754
June 19, 2017
To all YMCA Members,
The YMCA of the East Bay and the YMCA of the Central Bay Area are excited to announce our partnership to form a single YMCA to serve all of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The new YMCA of the East Bay will officially launch on July 1, 2017. Don Lau, the current Interim President/CEO of the YMCA of the East Bay will retire at the end of June. Fran Gallati, the current President/CEO of the YMCA of the Central Bay Area, will serve as the President/CEO for the new YMCA of the East Bay.
Both YMCAs have deep roots and a strong presence in the communities we serve. By combining our resources, we will be able to deepen our impact and expand services for our members. The new YMCA of the East Bay will focus on four core service areas: healthy living for all through membership and beyond, expanded impact with birth to five early childhood education in underserved communities, quality out of school time, outdoor enrichment and overnight camping. The demand for programs and services for children and families in the East Bay has never been greater and the new YMCA will now be in a position to harness the combined fiscal, staff and volunteer resources to better meet the needs of our community.
The Y remains committed to serving our members and strengthening the foundations of our communities through our focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We expect our programs and services to be enhanced through the partnership by providing a more consistent member experience. Active full facility members will have access to our fitness locations across the East Bay as well as more than 35 facilities throughout the Bay Area. Visit ymcaeastbay.org/MyY for a list of Bay Area Ys and amenities.
We thank you for your continued membership as we come together to improve the quality of life for all in the East Bay.
Don Lau, Interim President/CEO YMCA of the East Bay | Fran Gallati, President/CEO YMCA of the Central Bay Area
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The Honorable Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Chair,
Assembly Appropriations Committee California State Capitol, Room 2114
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Chairwoman Gonzalez Fletcher:
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association and the organizations listed below strongly SUPPORT AB 445 (Cunningham, O’Donnell) to provide longer term funding for high-quality K-12 career technical education (CTE) programs. As amended on March 29, AB 445 extends the sunset date on the CTE Incentive Grant (CTEIG) for three additional years at $300 million annually, thereby continuing support for school districts to maintain and expand their technical training programs.
High-quality CTE programs, informed by labor market data and aligned to industry needs, provide all students with the skills necessary to compete for high-skilled jobs available today and in the future. These programs teach critical thinking, collaboration and teamwork, creative problem solving and work readiness tools – all of which are highly desirable skill sets in an innovation economy.
Governor Brown established the CTEIG as part of the 2015-16 Budget to offer school districts additional support for training programs during their early transition into LCFF with the belief that districts would ultimately fund these programs in the out years. However, the historical decline of CTE programs when not supported by targeted funding emphasizes the need for continued dedicated support to maintain these programs.
The demand for middle skills jobs is further driving the need for trained workers in all California industries. Middle skills jobs are those that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree and often require a higher level of technical skills training. These jobs can be found in all industries, including culinary arts, allied health, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction, agriculture and administrative and professional services. According to a National Skills Coalition, middle skills jobs account for 50 percent of California jobs and will continue to make up a majority of the state’s labor market demand in the future. However, only 39 percent of workers are trained to the skill level required to compete for these positions.
In order to compete for these livable wage jobs, students need access and exposure to high-quality training that is aligned to in-demand employment opportunities early in their educational career. AB 445 not only continues funding to ensure CTE courses and programs are offered in a consistent and robust manner, it also promotes high value programs by maintaining the quality indicators and accountability system contained in the original CTEIG proposal that the Legislature overwhelmingly supported. Continued investment in the CTEIG also builds on past financial workforce investments to ensure that the facilities, machinery, teachers and know-how are not lost.
We must continue to make workforce development a priority in California and make significant investments in training programs that will prepare many more California residents for better more plentiful middle skilled jobs and careers.
For these reasons, we SUPPORT AB 445 and request your “aye” vote when the bill comes before you for consideration.
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
African American Farmers of California
Agricultural Council of California
Associated Builders and Contractors-San Diego Chapter
Associated General Contractors
Auto Care Association
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors California Automotive Wholesalers Association
California Business Properties Association
California Chamber of Commerce
California Construction and Industrial Materials Association California Correctional Peace Officers Association
California Cotton Ginner and Growers Association, Inc.
Chemical Industry Council of California
California League of Food Processors
Computing Technology Industry Association
Council of Industries of West Contra Costa County
Family Business Association of California
Far West Equipment Dealers Association
Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
Hesperia Chamber of Commerce
Inland Empire Economic Partnership
National Federation of Independent Business
Nisei Farmers League
North Orange County Chamber of Commerce
Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium
Orange County Business Council
Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce
San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
Southern California Leadership Council
Southwest California Legislative Council
Torrance Chamber of Commerce
Tulare Chamber of Commerce
Vacaville Chamber of Commerce
Western Agricultural Processors Association
Western Electrical Contractors Association
Western Plant Health Association
Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce
The Honorable Jordan Cunningham
The Honorable Patrick O’Donnell
Members, Assembly Appropriations Committee
Jennifer Johnson, Deputy Legislative Secretary, Office of the Governor Daisy Gonzales, Consultant, Assembly Appropriations Committee Jared Yoshiki, Consultant, Assembly Republican Caucus
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By JOHN GIOIA, JANE FISCHBERG AND CLAUDIA JIMENEZ
The Richmond Promise, a community wide College Scholarship Fund and College Success Program, is hosting a series of “Spring Workshops” aimed at helping graduating Richmond students complete applications to secure college scholarships.
The deadline to submit the Richmond Promise scholarship application is March 10, 2017; to be eligible, students must complete their FAFSA/Dream Act applications by March 2, 2017.
According to Richmond Promise, in an effort to assist students and families with completing their financial aid and Richmond Promise applications, they will host open workshops March 1, 2, 7, 9 and 10 from 3-7 p.m. at 450 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond.
To qualify to be a Richmond Promise scholar, Richmond students must have been a Richmond or North Richmond resident for at least four years; be graduating from a high school within the WCCUSD boundaries; and have attended local schools since the ninth grade. Read more about the scholarship guidelines here.
According to Richmond Promise Executive Director Jessie Stewart via an email correspondence, the organization “tripled the number of submitted applications in the week before winter break.” Stewart noted that by mid-December, “261 students [had] registered and 102 applications [had] been submitted,” and added that “We know there are many more students who are eligible and look forward to working…to ensure all eligible students take advantage of this opportunity!”
At the launch of the Richmond Promise in January 2016, Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay announced that “Under this Richmond Promise Program, every Richmond or North Richmond resident who has attended a local school since at least the ninth grade will be eligible for up to $1,500 per college year, up to $6,000 total, for their college education, predicated on a student’s length of time as a Richmond resident.”
The program was born of a commitment by Chevron Richmond to invest $35 million over a 10 year period to fund post-secondary education for Richmond students; it was made as part of the Environmental and Community Investment Agreement when the Richmond City Council approved the Chevron Modernization Project in July 2014.
Ultimately, Richmond Promise aims to promote a college-going culture among Richmond students.