Keeping Our Promise-
Promise Scholar and recent Ontario High School graduate, Sibel Hernandez was awarded the Inland Empire Economic Partnership Cash for College Scholarship! Sibel plans to attend Chaffey College in the Fall.
Thank you Cash for College!
Business Partner Spotlight-
Promise Scholars is proud to have Kaiser Permanente as a core partner, providing inspiring volunteers and grant funds since 2015. Promise Scholars is excited to announce a new Kaiser Permanente $10,000 grant for the 2019-20 school year. Grant funds will help with high school career exploration activities in addition to STEM community college visits for 5th graders and university visits for 8th graders.
In 2018-19 Kaiser provided nine volunteers who provided presentations to over 28 Ontario-Montclair School District 6th grade classrooms through Promise Scholars Business Leader College & Career Presentations. The focus of these presentations is to introduce the students to a range of career pathways in the medical field, including but not limited to physicians and nurses. Presenters have also included several administrative leaders including a Chief Operating Officer, Area Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Public Affairs Director (and member of Promise Scholars Board of Directors).
A big thank you to Ahmad Mohammad, Dr. Alex M. McDonald, Dr. Brain Bautista, Darlene Cabugos, Maria Maldonado, Heather Raymond, Dr. Kamal Kejriwal, Katie Fredericks, and Trish Lopez. These presenters help expand our students’ horizons by sharing a range of different careers and what a career pathway looks like. The students hear about the type of education each career requires and strategies to navigate education after high school. A key concept the presenters help students with is understanding how subjects like math, English Language Arts, history, or science are relevant to their futures and how these subjects are used in various careers. This concept of “this work has value and purpose for me” is part of an Academic Mindset which includes key beliefs that influence a student’s behaviors and enable learning success.
Kaiser Permanente’s focus is on creating safe, healthy communities and environments where people live, work, and play. Kaiser partners with organizations working to address health inequities to create healthy communities in underserved areas and reflects an understanding of how economic, educational attainment, social and environmental factors in communities – beyond medical care – significantly affect people’s health, well-being, and longevity.