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Native American students hope a new education law helps reverse years of misinformation (

Gauge Hernandez, 16, the son of Johnny Hernandez Jr., the vice chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, looks out window in San Bernardino on Sept. 27, 2022. Hernandez is part of a youth committee that is advocating for AB 1703, which will ensure that students have an opportunity to learn about factual historical events involving Native Americans in California. Photo by Pablo Unzueta for CalMatters Author: Joe Hong's article, please click here. Sixteen-year-old Raven Casas...

Assemblymember James Ramos with our students, families, and staff at Alta Vista Innovation High School in San Bernardino, CA.

Photo: (left to right) Assemblymember Ramos’ Staff, Anais Franco, Assistant Principal Sarah Sinopoli, Area Superintendent Janet Wilson, Chairman (former) Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians Dr. Anthony R. Pico, Assemblymember James Ramos, PACEs Science Statewide Facilitator Dana Brown, Chief External Affairs Officer Bob Morales, Community Liaison Stephani Congdon, and Regional College & Career Coordinator Cherie Padilla. Bob Morales invited Assemblymember James Ramos to visit with our...

Newsom signs bill to boost Native American curriculum (

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians annually hosts thousands of fourth graders at a California Indian Cultural Awareness conference commemorating California Native American Day in September. COURTESY PHOTO Author: Beau Yarbrough's article, please click here. California educators will be working more closely with Native American tribes under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday. Assembly Bill 1703, the California Indian Education Act, encourages school districts, county offices...

Unanswered cries: Why California faces a shortage of mental health workers (

Illustration by Chanelle Nibbelink for CalMatters Author: Jocelyn Wiener's article, please click here. The need for therapists, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists is greater than ever. Under relentless pressure from the pandemic and inflation, wildfires and gun violence, racism and war, Californians are crying out for help. But that doesn’t mean they can get it. In every corner of mental health right now, a similar story is being told. There simply aren’t enough providers.

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Project Manager, ACEs Aware Department: Pittsburg Medical Location: Pittsburg, CA Salary: $59283 - $68750 Per Year Classification: Temporary Full-Time Job Function: Medical Benefits : This is a non benefited position La Clínica de La Raza is a community-based health center committed to providing culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health care to the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. To see the full job listing and to apply, click here. PACEs Connection is...Read More...
Hi all- I'm curious about anyone has connected with their local district to provide SEL or other mental health supports to address the tsunami of student trauma. We have developed an ESSER Toolkit to help organizations learn about ESSER and reach out to their schools. I've heard of other states starting to push out RFPs but I've not heard anything about California. Thanks!Read More...
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Posted on behalf of Keith Bergthold Executive Director Fresno Metro Ministry Fresno is the 3rd highest food hardship county in the U.S., and needs a local Food Policy Council that will bring community members, institutions and businesses together; promote the social, economic and environmental health of the local food system; and support a variety of positive interrelated, and inclusive food and agriculture policies and programs. This local Food Policy Council development strategy has 6...Read More...
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