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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sponsors needed to help with free haircuts, school supplies for youth

youngvisionariesYoung Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy is holding their 8th Annual “Get Geared Up and Groomed Up” event offering free haircuts and school supplies to youth ages 17 and under in San Bernardino.

The event will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Marinello School of Beauty, 721 W. 2nd Street, Suite E, San Bernardino, CA 92410 .

The event is by appointment only.

Contact Lizette Lopez at Young Visionaries at (909) 881-3382 or at to make an appointment or to make donations for backpacks and school supplies.

Young Visionaries has already secured 200 backpacks from sponsors NBC4, NID Housing Counseling Agency and the Marinello School of Beauty, but is asking the community to help out with more supplies.

This event is another example of community-based organizations collaborating on the Countywide Vision’s regional goal of helping every child from cradle to career.



County to link health, education and housing with $32K grant

SBCDPH-logoWith a $32,000 grant from The California Endowment via the Riverside County Department of Public Health, San Bernardino County will conduct an education-based demonstration project that will help youth move up and out of affordable housing communities located throughout the county.

This project represents the Countywide Vision in action, with a particular focus on one of  the Vision’s regional goals of partnering with all sectors of the community to support the success of every child from cradle to career.

The Departments of Public Health, Community Development and Housing, and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools are collaborating on a plan that will help residents attain appropriate reading levels by the third grade, learn how to improve nutrition and increase physical activity, and address bullying and school safety.

An affordable housing development will be identified to introduce a training module through its resident services program, which will help individuals attain core skills that will help them achieve wellness and confidence.

“This demonstration project seeks to address education, nutrition and school safety, which are three of the top community wellness priorities established through the Community Vital Signs initiative during 2013, and to promote the Countywide Vision’s Cradle to Career goal,” said Trudy Raymundo, director of the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.

The purpose of the grant is to introduce the concept of “Health in All Policies.”  Success of the project will demonstrate the benefit of introducing policy that will enable similar training programs in affordable housing throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties.  The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation with a mission to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

San Bernardino barber offers free haircuts, school supplies to kids

barberpoleTrevaughn Moore of Luxury Cuts in San Bernardino pooled his resources together and offered children and teenagers free haircuts and school supplies on Sunday.

“San Bernardino has more to offer,” Moore told the San Bernardino Sun. “San Bernardino isn’t a dead, no-good city.”

Luxury Cuts, located at 1357 Kendall Drive in San Bernardino also had free entertainment and food booths outside the shop. The newspaper reported about 150 kids came in to get schools supplies and about 50 got haircuts within the first couple of hours.

Leonard Lighten, who owns the shop, told the newspaper: “People still care about human beings. People care about those who are less fortunate than others.”

This effort exemplifies the Countywide Vision because it promotes the quality of life, wellness and education of our residents.

Read more about the event here.

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