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    By Dianne Anderson Kids and teens will have lots to do this summer – for some, it’s all about fun, and for others, it’s more money. Fresh out of high school, teens without a plan and unsure which way to turn, whether a minimum wage delivery driver or warehousing, might want to consider a $33,000 ...
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    In honor of Small Business Week, Los Angeles County’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) launched American Rescue Plan Act programs and grant opportunities for small businesses, microbusinesses, and nonprofits. The Economic Mobility Initiative (EMI), facilitated in partnership with 15 local community-based organizations, is a $25 million investment aiming to support the startup and growth of local ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Summer action at local parks for the kids will keep parents happy, but happier still, there seems to be enough work to keep their high school teens productive and paid well into the next school year. For parents not quite ready to splurge $100 or more per week per child to enjoy ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Sitting silent and agonizing over all that the community lacks in money and resources is not the most effective way to spark change and reform policy. This month, aspiring movers and shakers can learn how to get in the mix to advocate for their communities by serving on city boards, commissions and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For novices and pros alike looking to handle their business in “the IE,” an area historically almost invisible to investors — there’s more money, grants and resources just around the corner. And, newbies shouldn’t be nervous if it’s their first time getting in the mix. On Monday, January 22, the Small Business ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Eloise Parker’s new nonprofit only raised about $350 this year through her Long Beach Gives platform webpage, but she said it might as well have been over a million. Her first time experience with the fundraiser allowed her to get some extra money to support the homeless, but the many new contacts ...
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    As a young boy growing up in the high desert town of Palmdale in the early 1960s, Willie Daniels knew he wanted to fly airplanes. “I got the bug to fly back when I was About 5 or 6 years old. At the airshows, I would see these guys flying and jumping out and parachuting ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not yet five years old, and Long Beach Gives has already raised over $6.6 million and is ready to roll on this year’s goals to get more money into the hands of nonprofits that serve the city. Fundraising success is attributed to big-hearted givers, along with an easy shopping cart platform that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Seeing how Blacks suffered the worst of all racial groups during the pandemic only made Dr. Nosakhere Thomas more determined to get the community on the right career track into good-paying union jobs. Through the Inland Empire Black Workers Center, lower-skilled workers are moving into the High Roads Training Partnerships through a ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles This past Friday, the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency joined forces with both Riverside and San Bernardino County at the first annual Inland Empire Workforce Development Summit. “I can assure you… that the Inland Empire is a very serious priority for Secretary Palugyai and Gov. Gavin Newsom,” said Dr. Angelo ...