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EDUCATION & CAREER READINESS

Common Agenda: 

People in Pomona Succeed in Education from Cradle through Career.

Promoting awareness of resources along Cradle-to-Career continuum at the initiative’s quarterly meetings, held in October, January, March, and June, featuring experts speaking on challenges facing students and educators in preschool, elementary, middle and high school, the transition to college, college success, vocational options available for adults of all ages, workforce development, linkages between providers of education & training and workforce demands of local industries.

Please calendar these dates for the quarterly meetings of Pomona's Promise's Education & Career Readiness initiative for the 2020-21 academic year.  They are all Tuesdays at 4:00.  They will all be Zoom meetings until further notice.

  • September 22, 2020

  • January 26, 2021

  • March 16, 2021

  • June 8, 2021


Participants

Pomona Unified School District (PUSD), Mt. SAC, Cal Poly Pomona, Inland Empire United Way, Pomona Hope, Western University of Health Sciences, The Learning Centers at Fairplex, San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps, Southern California Service Corps, City of Pomona, residents

  • Pathways to Career Success – collaborated with PUSD to reimagine a traditional college fair, setting a context for students by presenting 21st-century skills and young professionals speaking on their path to success in their field from various careers identified as needed in our region. Students speak to those representatives as well as college representatives with a more focused sense of what to ask.


  • Pomona’s Promise Early Childhood Committee (PPECC) – organized two Community Summits on Early Childhood Well-Being in 2019, sponsored by Pomona’s Promise as a whole.  In 2020, we collaborated with Pomona Rotary to plan Pomona Play Day, to model educational activities parents could do with their preschool-age children at home at little or no expense.  When this event was postponed due to the COVID pandemic, the committee created a list of online resources for preschool parents that mirrored activities planned for the event.


Get involved:  Contact Anne Henderson ahenderson13@ca.rr.com or Stephanie Campbell campstephaniebell@gmail.com.