Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), talks about the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study that will focus on SPAWAR’s impact in our region; SDMAC Breakfast speakers in April, May and June; and the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards.
El Monte Union staged its inaugural Cooking Showdown in March, a TV-style competition in which student chefs from the Arroyo, Rosemead and Mountain View high school culinary arts programs received an hour to prepare a gourmet meal, while being filmed by students from Mountain View’s VISTA Academy. EMUHSD Director of Curriculum Hillary Wolfe discusses how [...]
We are joined by Rachael Orose, VP, Network & Business Development for The Molina Foundation and Amanda Bonds, Program Director, Words Alive. We learned about the work that The Molina Foundation is doing in response to resource deficits that slow the development and reading skills of low-income children. In addition to distributing books, The Molina [...]
Guest 1: Fresh Start Surgical GiftsMichelle Pius, Chief Development Officer of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, talks about her organization’s mission to transform the lives of children with physical deformities through reconstructive surgery and other healthcare services. Pius discusses Fresh Start’s six surgery weekends throughout the year and its October 19 “Bootlegger” event at the Hyatt [...]
Guest 1:USO San Diego Lorin Stewart, CEO of USO San Diego, and Sharon Smith, Development Fundraiser for USO San Diego, talk about the long history of the charity in serving active duty service members. Stewart and Smith discuss the 78th Stars and Stripes Gala that will be held on Saturday, May 18 at the San [...]
Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), talks about the April 26 and May 15 SDMAC Breakfasts; the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards; and SDMAC’s annual Washington D.C. trip.
West Covina Unified School District’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy opened its doors in August 2018 with 60 freshmen motivated to take dual enrollment classes and earn up to 50 transferable college credits by the time they graduate. Principal Candace Leuthold discusses what the Academy is looking for in a student, what resources are available [...]
Guest 1: Bodhi Tree ConcertsWalter DuMelle and Diana DuMelle, Co-Founders and Co-Directors of Bodhi Tree Concerts, talk about this year’s concerts that are dedicated to showcasing local artists and nonprofits. Guest 2: Carlsbad Chamber of CommerceBret Schanzenbach, CEO and President of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, discusses the Chamber’s programs and services, including its Carlsbad [...]
Students from San Gabriel Unified’s Del Mar High school highlighted the discriminatory housing process known as “Redlining” as part of their History Day L.A. efforts. All seven team members advanced to the California History Day finals in Sacramento. Principal Lon Sellers, adviser Kady Kloster and the History Day students discuss the intensive research and preparation [...]
Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), talks about last week’s SDMAC Breakfast keynote speech of Eric Greupner, President for Business Operations for the San Diego Padres; RADM Yancy Lindsey’s “Change of Command” ceremony; the annual SDMAC Achievement Awards, slated for Thursday, June 13 at the Admiral Kidd Club; and [...]