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The Wrights: Delivering Hope for two decades

Some 27 years ago, Andy and Blenda Wright began their journey helping low-income families, single mothers, and youth to better their lives and futures. It was 1991 when Andy joined with Jeff Burum to launch SoCal Housing, which is now known as National CORE. Andy had...

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Poor retirement planning puts housing catastrophe on horizon

Several recent studies are shedding light on the state of retirement for those who are nearing their post-working years. Today in America, everyday an average of 10,000 individuals are turning 65. And by 2030, the 50-and-over cohort is projected to expand by 20%,...

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Older Americans – Connecting, creating, contributing

Older Americans – Connecting, creating, contributing

In May we were honored to mark Older Americans Month – a time to celebrate seniors and the rich contributions they have made to our nation, communities, businesses, and families during their lives. But year-round, we should take time to consider how we can build into...

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How we’re building a future workforce one intern at a time

Economists and public policy experts estimate that, if current trends in higher education continue, California will experience a skills gap of 1.1 million college-educated workers by 2030. Clearly, the future of our state’s economy is dependent on a skilled workforce....

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Career conversations and inspiration

For youth of all backgrounds, the future can look bright with the right support and influences. But research makes clear that students from low-income families are statistically much less likely to attend college and attain a living-wage career. A 2016 study by...

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Gregory Bradbard: Prescription for good health begins with housing

For decades, public health experts have been studying techniques for expanding healthy choices and decreasing risky behavior in an effort to improve overall community health. But attention is now increasingly shifting to something often overlooked when considering our health – quality of housing.
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Ontario Fury kicking support for Hope

It’s a great combination of sports, fun, volunteerism, and charity. Every home game this season for the Ontario Fury professional soccer team at Citizens Business Bank Arena has become an opportunity for fans to make a difference while having a great time at the game.
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Sing loud, spread Christmas cheer for all

The room was buzzing with energy. Children were filling the community center and waiting expectantly for the night’s festivities to begin. It was the annual holiday event for residents of the Rancho Verde apartments in Rancho Cucamonga – a favorite for these families...

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Building the next generation of leaders

They come from throughout Southern California and even other parts of the country. Bringing a desire to help improve communities and change lives, these young adults have made a commitment to giving the next year of their lives in service. AmeriCorps is a federally...

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Day for Kids community block party held Sept. 15 in Riverside

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside recently held its first Day for Kids community block party in Riverside. The free public event, held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Mission Pointe housing complex on Topaz Drive, offered food, games, crafts, a magic show...

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