Post Tagged with: "Building Healthy Communities"

/ April 30, 2015 9:16 pm

The Hue Music and Arts Festival Highlights Local Musicians

[Translate] BRYAN MENDEZ / Coachella Unincorporated COACHELLA — Now in its fourth year, The Hue Music and Arts Festival has grown to become a highly anticipated event featuring local musicians and artists. On Saturday, April 25, 2015,  more than 20 musicians and artists came together for the all-day event that took over Dateland park in Coachella. This year, there was […]

/ March 16, 2015 11:40 pm

How a Bag of Flour Taught Me About Dyslexia

[Translate] MARIA GARCIA / Coachella Unincorporated When I started looking around my house for a bag of flour, my mother asked me what I planed on baking. She then stared at me when I told her I needed the flour for a class assignment. A few days earlier, my child development teacher, Mrs. Equils, asked every student in our class […]

/ January 29, 2015 1:30 am

Agua 4 All Campaign Launches in the Eastern Coachella Valley

[Translate] AMBER AMAYA/ Coachella Unincorporated THERMAL, Calif. — Agua 4 All, a pilot project that aims to bring clean drinking water to rural communities across California, launched Wednesday at the San Jose Community Center in Thermal, Calif. The project will fund the installation of water bottle refilling stations, or “taps,” in schools and other locations accessible to community members in […]

/ 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 […]