Geovany’s Story

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“I didn’t like reading before, but I like it after Running Readers. It made me happy.” – Geovany As a Study Star, seven-year-old Geovany has certainly sparkled in both his classroom and in the community. Geovany moved into the La Costa Paloma community in Carlsbad three years ago. When he first started Running Readers, Geovany had… Read more ›

David’s Story

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“The Community Center was a big part of growing up for me. I am the person that I am today because of the help I found here.” – David At age seven, David came to CHW’s La Costa Paloma Community Center looking for help with his homework. Having just moved to the United States from Honduras, David was struggling with his homework, which… Read more ›

Community Comes Together to Support Health

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Health Stars Program CHW is partnering with Rady Children’s Hospital Center for Healthier Communities to bring health, safety, and literacy education to residents in many of our San Diego communities. The Rady Children’s Hospital Center for Healthier Communities Health Stars program is a new model to help address the root causes of health disparity. Research indicates that education… Read more ›

Healthy Resources for Poway Residents

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Farm to Community CHW residents in Poway are benefiting from local resources that bring healthy foods and classes straight to their community. Backyard Produce Project Our communities of Poway Villas and Park View Terrace receive fresh fruits and vegetables on a monthly basis from Backyard Produce Project. The Backyard Produce Project, a Palomar Health Community Action Council endeavor,… Read more ›

Melissa’s Story

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“Living here [at Azusa Apartments] has given me opportunities that I would not have had somewhere else…I would not be as involved in my city and helping others.” – Melissa Growing up, Melissa often struggled in school. The oldest of three, Melissa found it difficult to find assistance with her homework at home. She did not have tutoring or reading programs… Read more ›

Sarai’s Story

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“My parents worked hard to provide for us, but we couldn’t always afford things like school supplies. The Learning Center was a place I could go for what I needed to be successful.” – Sarai When she first moved to the U.S., Sarai was a year behind in school. She spoke very little English and was struggling to… Read more ›

Anahi’s Story

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“Now that Anahi can read, she’s improving in all of her subjects. She went from a struggling student acting out in class to being awarded Star Student at her elementary school.” –  Alison, Community Building Coordinator at Park View Terrace Apartments For Anahi, second grade was a struggle. At home, her parents could only speak Spanish… Read more ›

Congrats to our 2015 Resident Popular Educators!

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Congratulations to our 2015 Resident Popular Educators! Twenty-one CHW residents completed a 6-week civic engagement training through the San Diego Housing Federation to become advocates for affordable housing in their communities. Poway Monique Falucho -SOLARA Apartments Jonathan Mirayes – SOLARA Apartments Charles Bonilla – SOLARA Apartments Maria E. Hernandez- SOLARA Apartments Yeni Hinojosa- Haley Ranch Estates Elizabeth Reyes- SOLARA Apartments Claire Ledevic- SOLARA Apartments Ruperta… Read more ›

A Successful Summer SAT Prep Program

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  “Having the opportunity to join a program like this right at home was amazing – I was able to improve my SAT scores by 170 points!” says Karen, a La Costa Paloma resident and high school junior who participated in this summer’s SAT and college preparedness course. Gopika, a former Bank of America intern, returned to CHW… Read more ›