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Year Three for the UC / HBCU Summer Institute a Success

Pasadena Journal Helped Initiate the Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders


Fifty four undergraduate students from across the US just completed year three of the Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) on the campus of the University of California Davis. The SIEML is a unique partnership between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS's) and the University of California. The SIEML was initiated by former State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino and Journal Publisher Joe Hopkins as a way to create academic alliances between undergraduate HBCU & HIS students and the University of California Business Schools in general and student articulation into MBA programs specifically.



Friends in Deed Celebrates 120 Years

Announcing honorees and honorary benefit committee

Honorary Chair, Lena Kennedy

Friends In Deed is throwing a party Nov. 5 at historic Castle Green to celebrate 120 years of bringing help and hope to vulnerable and at risk residents of Pasadena and greater San Gabriel Valley. The theme, "That's What Friends are For," describes the mission and spirit of this respected organization founded in 1894 at about the same time as the Rose Parade

To exemplify its role of caring put into action, Friends In Deed will honor the Rev. Inman Moore for his decades of loyal support and civil rights leadership, and the Rev. Georg Regas for his significant peace and justice work at home and nationally.



‘Friends of Aspires’ Host Fall Kickoff Meeting


Left to Right: Front Row: Charlotte Gardner, Katy Townsend, Bernandine De Paolis, Herbertean Morris. Back Row: Victoria Williams, Celeste Coleman, Skip Robinson, Luke Walker, Joseph Barnes Photo Courtesy: Victoria Williams

Recently Aspires-West, Pasadena community supporters, also known as 'Friends of Aspires' gathered at the organization's Student Success Center to celebrate the Fall 2014 Kickoff meeting.



MPYD Students Share Sun, Fun and Inspiration at 10th Annual Summer Camp

home-mpydSummer fun and brotherly bonding were the order of the day as Mentoring Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) – a male student mentoring program at John Muir High School in Pasadena – escaped to the wilderness for the 10th Annual Cardinal Paint Summer Camp. Every August since 2004, MPYD students, mentors and staff have enjoyed four days of relaxation, recreation and inspiration at the beautiful Oakbridge Conference Center near Ramona, California. Along with sports, swimming, campfires and a nerve-testing ropes course the MPYD campers open up during discussions about life's challenges and opportunities



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