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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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Victoria Gardens fashions deliver afterschool Hope

The runway was set, the DJ was cued, and models anxiously awaited taking the stage. It was a beautiful afternoon on Saturday, August 11th and the first KidzFest Fashion Show was about to begin at Victoria Gardens. Chaffey Town Square was transformed into a sold-out...

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Marv’s Place: A Safe Haven for a Dad and His Daughter

As 42-year-old Daniel Chavez sat down to tell his story, his daughter, Davida, crawled into his lap. The adorable brown-eyed, brown-haired 4-year-old wore a black Marvel shirt with superhero characters and a single ponytail. She smiled, posed and curiously scanned the...

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