Post Tagged with: "Building Healthy Communities"

/ July 8, 2014 2:03 pm

Motivated by Troubled Past, Couple Leads Youth Toward Healing

[Translate]     Interviews & Narration/JOHNNY FLORES JR Digital Production/ANDRE GRANDMAIN   Andres and Sofia Saenz’s troubled past — gangs, drugs, prison — motivates them to work with Eastern Coachella Valley youth at the Mecca Boys and Girls Club. Their favorite activity is the monthly Healing Circle, which provides a setting for young men and women to share their stories […]

/ July 1, 2014 7:39 pm

Students: CVUSD Parents Should Influence How New Funds are Spent

[Translate]   Editor’s Note: In 2013, California adopted the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which changes how school districts receive funds. Under LCFF, Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) will receive $19 million for the 2014-2015 academic year. On June 26, 2014, CVUSD approved the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), a document detailing local funding priorities that was created with […]

/ April 11, 2014 4:57 pm

New “Hydration Station” Encourages Healthy Habits at CVHS

[Translate]     Editor’s Note: As part of the Rethink Your Drink campaign, a “hydration station” was unveiled March 21 at Coachella Valley High School (CVHS). Reporter Victoria Contreras interviewed Eloisa Lopez-Valencia, president of the school’s Environmental Club, about the impact she believes the water bottle filling station will have at her school.   VICTORIA CONTRERAS/Coachella Uninc   Coachella Uninc: […]

/ March 24, 2014 3:33 pm

A Safe Space for Community at San Antonio del Desierto mobile home park

[Translate]   MARIA GARCIA, KARLA MARTINEZ and BRENDA RINCON/Coachella Uninc   MECCA — The children of the San Antonio del Desierto no longer have to worry about getting hurt while they play because a safe playground has replaced the rocky dirt patch at the center of their mobile home park. “I’m relieved there is finally somewhere I can take my […]

/ December 26, 2013 4:58 pm

2013 Star: Silvia Paz

[Translate]     Silvia Paz: Working Toward a Safe and Healthy Community   Why Her Star Shone Brightly in 2013 Silvia Paz, the new hub manager of Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley (BHC), soared in 2013. Her trail of glimmering success is lengthy — from a career change to being elected to public office to the upcoming expansion of […]

/ December 17, 2013 9:10 pm

BHC Educational Posada on School Funding Dec. 17

[Translate] Organizations Work Together to Engage and Educate Families on Local Control Funding Formula COACHELLA – The Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Schools Action Team will hold a community forum Tuesday, December 17, to educate the community and families of the Eastern Coachella Valley on the local control funding formula (LCFF), its eight priorities, and next steps to ensure parents’ and […]

/ November 27, 2013 5:46 pm

WE Connect Brings Health Resources To Hundreds of ECV Families

[Translate]     MARIA GARCIA, AURORA SALDIVAR & BRENDA R. RINCON/Coachella Uninc   THERMAL – Hundreds of Eastern Coachella Valley families may have something to be thankful for very soon: health insurance. The WE Connect Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair, held last Saturday at Coachella Valley High School, brought dozens of resources together to inform approximately 1,200 attendees about […]

/ November 27, 2013 12:18 am

CU Reporters Thankful for Youth Mentors

[Translate]     Editor’s Note: The staff of Coachella Uninc. recently gathered for our Thanksgiving dinner to reflect on everything for which we are thankful. While we are all grateful for our families and our health, we also realize how fortunate we are to be surrounded by people dedicated to building up the young people in our community. The following […]

/ November 23, 2013 1:18 am

Coachella Uninc Searching for Beat Reporter

[Translate]   Coachella Unincorporated is searching for a Beat Reporter/Assistant Editor. Please read description below and submit resume to brincon@newamericamedia.org by Dec. 13, 2013.   ORGANIZATION: New America Media/Coachella Unincorporated POSITION: Coachella Unincorporated Beat Reporter/Assistant Editor STATUS: Hourly – Part-Time (20 hours/wk)   PROGRAM OVERVIEW: New America Media (NAM), with financial backing from The California Endowment, will be working with […]

/ November 21, 2013 9:01 pm

Youth Advocate for Change Statewide and in their Communities

[Translate]     JOHNNY FLORES JR/Coachella Uninc   MERCED, Calif. – The Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Statewide Steering Committee on Youth Leadership convened for three days in October to discuss how they can collaborate and learn from each other for the betterment of youth across the state and in their own communities. “I am hopeful that the voice of the […]