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Monthly Archives: October 2013
This is a reminder that the upcoming San Bernardino County Community Vital Signs’ 2013 Live Well, Age Well Summit in partnership with the Senior Affairs Commission is on Thursday, November 14th from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Orange Show in the City of San Bernardino. Registration/check-in, networking, & continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Register online here.
During the summer of 2013 over a thousand community partners participated in a series of 23 Community Engagement Meetings held countywide to make an impact on the future health and wellness of residents in San Bernardino County. Partners included: local businesses, education, planning and transportation, health and human services, public safety, elected officials, government, and community and faith-based organizations.
State Sen. Bob Huff spoke at a regional press conference Wednesday to showcase Linked Learning, a high school reform initiative.
The event was held at the Lewis Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga and a student exhibition of work-based learning experiences were on display.
Linked Learning prepares high school students for college and career, which helps achieve the Cradle to Career Goal set forth in the Countywide Vision. It works by integrating rigorous academics with career-based learning in school and in real-world professional workplaces. Students also are provided academic support and counseling.
Linked Learning research among all demographic profiles shows higher rates of graduation at traditional high schools and strong scores on statewide tests.
The showcase highlighted partnerships fostered between schools, districts and employers to prepare California’s future workforce to compete in job-rich economic sectors.
Education is critical to improving our economy and these students enrolled in the Linked Learning initiative at Chino Valley Unified are an example of what career training can do to help them get ahead. Linked Learning is a strategy for providing relevance-based education to high school students that helps us achieve the Cradle to Career goal. This initiative is highlighted in this Daily Bulletin article as an example of how all sectors are partnering together to support the success of students.
From the Sun newspaper: The Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire, a nonprofit organization that serves at-risk youth in San Bernardino County reopened after closing its doors due to a federal government shutdown.
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Thirty-three students from Colton High School’s new Health Education Academy of Learning (HEAL) program, visited Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) on Oct. 16, 2013 to get a first-hand look at health care. Students took a tour of ARMC and had the opportunity to speak with health care professionals from the Emergency Department and Trauma Center, Medical Imaging and the Clinical Laboratory. The collaboration helps achieve the Countywide Vision’s regional goal to partner with all sectors of the community to support the success of every child from cradle to career.
“This visit is a continuation of our partnership with Colton High School and it gives students a chance to get out of their classroom and see us in action,” said Dr. Rodney Borger, chairman of ARMC’s Emergency Department, who led the students on a tour of the hospital’s emergency room and trauma area. “It benefits the hospital to work with students from the community who are seeking careers in health care, because we can help to shape our future work force.”
The students viewed ARMC’s new state-of-the-art 320-detector row Computed Tomography system that allows medical staff to see internal organs more clearly and quickly than ever before; learned about hemoglobin (the substance inside red blood cells that carries oxygen to the cells of the body), and learned how to connect a patient to a cardiac monitor.
Community clean-up groups have volunteered to beautify the city’s parks and neighborhoods in San Bernardino.
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The Countywide Vision Education Element Group adopted a roadmap for achieving the regional goal to partner with all sectors of the community to support the success of every child from cradle to career. The roadmap identifies key milestones in a child’s personal, social, academic and career readiness. The group of community, business, government, and education leaders formed five task forces to develop strategies for helping students at preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school and post-secondary levels. The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Alliance for Education will assist with the implementation of the strategies in each of the county’s 33 school districts and post-secondary educational institutions. Cradle to Career Roadmap [pdf]
Colton, Grand Terrace and Bloomington community members today asked a group of 22 principals and teachers how parents, businesses, non-profit organizations and local government could best support the academic and career success of every student. The dialogue occurred at the monthly meeting of the Colton Joint Unified School District’s Community Cabinet. Colton Joint and San Bernardino City unified school districts are piloting the first Community Cabinets for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Alliance for Education, which seeks to foster partnerships amongst all community sectors to support the education system. In November, the Colton Community Cabinet will meet with a panel of students to seek their input on proposed community priorities for supporting the success of every child from cradle to career.
The County of San Bernardino and community wellness stakeholders will meet in November for an all-day summit to begin to identify collaborative strategies to improve the health and well-being of the community. Presented by the Community Vital Signs Initiative and the Senior Affairs Commission, the 2013 Live Well, Age Well Summit will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 14 at the National Orange Show Events Center. Representatives of local nonprofit hospitals, universities, government agencies, businesses, and faith and community based organizations launched the Community Vital Signs Initiative two years ago to assess and address the health of the county in support of the Countywide Vision Project. In July and August 2013, more than 1,000 community stakeholders from a variety of sectors provided their input on wellness priorities and goals during 22 community engagement meetings. At the November summit, stakeholders will discuss models and strategies for achieving those health goals.
Today, elected leaders from San Bernardino County’s 24 cities and towns and County government were asked to become more involved in the education system to help youth achieve academic and career success.
These leaders sitting as the Board of Directors for San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) last year adopted a Countywide Vision goal to partner with all sectors of the community to support the success of every child from cradle to career. Working collaboratively with local business, labor, government, community- and faith-based organizations, parents and education, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Alliance for Education has developed a roadmap for success, identifying key milestones in a child’s personal, social, academic and career readiness.
County Schools’ Leslie Rodden asked the SANBAG Board members to join the county’s 33 school districts in identifying and implementing action plans that will help students achieve the cradle to career milestones successfully. The Alliance for Education is assisting with the formation of community cabinets in each of the districts and would like local government leaders to be active members of those cabinets.
“We need you – leaders in this community – to take this across all 33 school districts in this county,” Rodden said. “This is one of the most important things we can do to change our economy.”
View the SANBAG_Alliance_Presentation.