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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.
The Inland Congregations United for Change recently unveiled the Inland Empire P-16 Partnership for Education – a collaboration of parents, students, churches and educators in San Bernardino and Riverside counties committed to increasing high-school graduation and college-going rates. The faith-based, social-justice group spent a year and a half forming the partnership to improve programs, curriculum and parent participation from preschool through college. To date, University of California, Riverside; California State University, San Bernardino; Riverside Community College District; San Bernardino Community College District; San Bernardino City Unified School District; Coachella Valley Unified School District; and Chaffey Joint Union High School District have agreed to support the partnership.
The San Bernardino County Library in partnership with Fontana Unified School District will be holding a 2014 College Fair on October 10, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana. Over 40 schools will be in attendance and admission is free. Various workshops will take place during this event including free financial aid, Overdrive- online book resource, and where to find used text books.
Families, business, labor, education, government, public safety and community service organizations from Colton, Grand Terrace and Bloomington came together this month to identify priorities for supporting the success of every child from cradle to career. 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 October and November, the Colton Community Cabinet will meet with teachers and students to ensure everyone’s priorities align. The Alliance plans to eventually roll out community cabinets in other school districts throughout the county.
In support of the efforts of Countywide Vision Environment Element Group, Southern California Association of Governments has awarded a grant to San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for creation of an inventory of existing species and habitat preservation efforts throughout the county and development of strategies for future coordination of conservation efforts. SANBAG plans to hire a consultant to assist the Environment Element Group pending availability of the $50,000 grant funds. SANBAG plans to support the project with $20,000 in matching funds and $20,000 in staff support.