Post Tagged with: "Building Healthy Communities"

/ October 9, 2014 4:19 pm

Youth Present ECV Projects at American Planning Association Conference

[Translate] AMBER AMAYA/ Coachella Uninc. Updated October 13, 2014 9:30 a.m. Coachella — A smile grows on Jacqueline Aguilar’s face when she talks about local art and her community.  Aguilar, a senior at Coachella Valley High School, is passionate about art and the Eastern Coachella Valley, and she’s eager to share her insight with anyone willing to listen. Last month, […]

/ August 18, 2014 3:16 pm

Coachella Valley Youth Attend Sons & Brothers Camp In Northern California

[Translate] IVAN VALENZUELA/Coachella Unincorporated When Jose Alcantar was invited to attend the annual Sons & Brothers camp, he was just excited to get out of the desert for a few days — but he was taken by surprise by how much the camp had to offer. “I thought there wasn’t going to be much to do in the woods, but […]

/ 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 […]