Congrats, 2014 VALOR Scholars!

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2014 VALOR Scholars Gicela Barjas-Jacobo (Las Serenas) Gicela makes her parents proud by being the first in her family to graduate high school and directly attend a four-year university. In August she will begin her sophomore year at San Diego State University. Gicela hopes to graduate in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Although… Read more ›

Congrats to our 2015 VALOR Scholars & Achievers

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We’re proud to announce this year’s VALOR scholarship winners and achievers! On June 18th, CHW celebrated the academic achievement of 4 VALOR scholarship recipients and 5 Achievers. VALOR scholarship recipients are CHW residents who have achieved academic success and demonstrated community leadership through volunteerism. The CHW Board of Directors created the VALOR Scholarship Program to provide Volunteers and… Read more ›

Rowan’s Story

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CHW’s Running Readers program can make a huge difference for those children who, for various reasons, are struggling to express themselves. As children become more comfortable with reading and English, they also become more comfortable participating in Learning Center activities and in school. Rowan moved from Iraq as a refugee to the United States one year… Read more ›

Youth Achievers Bring Comfort to the Homeless

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Recycling for a Cause When site coordinator Alison first saw the need for recycling the spare plastic bags in her CHW community, she took it as an opportunity to teach; the teens from the community took it as an opportunity to give back. Alison, a coordinator at our Poway apartment communities, wanted to show the… Read more ›

Give the Gift of Learning

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Join the movement! Community HousingWorks (CHW) is proud to be participating in #GivingTuesday, a celebration of  giving back and doing good. Coinciding with Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they… Read more ›

Ready for Kinder!

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Ready for Kinder! “By the time she turns three years old, a child born into a low-income home hears 30 million fewer words than a child from a well-off family, which means by the times she starts school, she’s already behind.” President Barak Obama, December 4, 2013 speech When a child starts school for the… Read more ›

Haja’s Story

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“If I could change something about the world, I would make sure every person had the opportunity to get an education.” The importance of education is what Haja Turay remembers most about her sister Mamie. Haja is the youngest of ten girls from Sierra Leone. Her eldest sister Mamie raised her and her sisters, working… Read more ›

Thank you, Rachel – AmeriCorps, VISTA!

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In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, CHW wants to say thank you to a truly amazing and dedicated person, Rachel Cherny! Rachel, a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA), has been with CHW since July 2013 and during her time she has transformed CHW’s volunteer initiative and has successfully recruited more than 118 volunteers. She… Read more ›

Open House on April 10th

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We will be hosting an Open House event on Thursday, April 10th at our City Heights office from 4 – 7pm. Come learn more about our realty, lending, and financial coaching services! Knowledgeable staff members will be on site to answer all your questions about home buying, selling, and finances. Throughout the event, community members will have… Read more ›

GTECH Supports New Technology at Las Serenas

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(San Diego, California) – March 12, 2015 – Community HousingWorks (CHW) and GTECH unveiled a new After School Advantage computer lab at CHW’s Las Serenas Learning Center, a resource for youth and adults in this affordable rental community. GTECH, the lottery technology supplier to the California Lottery since 1985, donated $15,000 in technology as part… Read more ›