Foundations Award $728,000 to Support Hillsides Work with Transition Age Youth

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Aurelio Mitjans, a youth advocate at YMO, helps a youth prepare for a job interview. Much of the grant money received in 2014 will support the YMO workforce development program.Through the generosity of several prestigious foundations, Hillsides has raised $728,000 in grant awards this year to help put hundreds of transition-aged youth in Los Angeles County on the path to independence.The foundations that provided support in 2014 were The Angell Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Bank of the West, California Community Foundation, The Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation, Max Factor Family Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, RGK Foundation, The Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, TJX Foundation, and The TK Foundation.Hillsides serves hundreds of disadvantaged youth 16-25 years of age through the Youth Moving On (YMO) program. The program provides housing and supportive services to transition age youth, particularly those transitioning from the foster care and juvenile justice systems. YMO operates through two main components: a supportive housing program that serves about 45 youth each year and the Peer Resource Center, a drop-in center in Pasadena where over 500 transition-aged youth seek assistance with housing, health services, employment and more.The grant awards made it possible for YMO to significantly expand programming and increase the number of youth served. Much of the grant money will support the YMO workforce development program. This popular and effective program provides career counseling, job training classes, assistance with job searches, and paid internships to youth who are eager to work but face daunting obstacles due to difficult childhoods.Hillsides opened the Peer Resource Center in May, 2013 and provided services to 450 youth in its first 12 months of operation. The demand for assistance was much greater than Hillsides anticipated, and the foundation grants gave Hillsides the resources to serve every youth who knocked at the Peer Resource Center’s door.Demand for service continues to grow. “The Peer Resource Center tapped into the tremendous needs of transition-aged youth, particularly those who are trying to move from the foster care and probation systems to independence,” said Thomas Lee, division director of transition-aged youth services at Hillsides.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, has been serving children and families since 1913. The agency provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive. Currently, Hillsides serves over 8,500 children and families living in Los Angeles County. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. Giving Back Foundations Award $728,000 to Support Hillsides Work with Transition Age Youth From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, December 12, 2014 | 4:34 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuffcenter_img Top of the News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

IEEFA Energy Finance 2016: ‘Capital Markets Are Leaving’

first_imgIEEFA Energy Finance 2016: ‘Capital Markets Are Leaving’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA’s director of finance, said at an Energy Finance 2016 panel this afternoon that coal-fired electricity will continue to lose market share in the U.S.He said in the meantime coal companies will seek through bankruptcy to shed debt in hopes of a market recovery that will not come.Sanzillo said the U.S. coal industry continues to be battered by capital flight as investors abandon the sector. “Private equity is in and out, hedge funds are just bottom feeders, capital markets are leaving.”He said the coal industry generally will continue to be pressed by environmental regulatory issues (“Mother Earth isn’t going anywhere”) and that public service commissions will become increasingly hostile to coal-plant subsidies (“the PSCs have to figure out whether they want to keep overpaying for electricity”).While coal industry executives continue to “think the markets will turn around,” recovery is highly unlikely.Bankrupt coal companies, Sanzillo said, “will continue to be overvalued” even after restructuring.“The price of coal will stay low for a very long time, maybe even lower than it is now.”last_img read more

Norwich manager Alex Neil pleased to have selection headaches

first_img The Canaries hosts Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes defending an unbeaten four-match run, which was within moments of including a victory at West Ham before conceding an equaliser deep into stoppage time. On-loan Irons winger Matt Jarvis – who had netted twice in three appearances – returns to contention having been ineligible against his parent club last weekend, when Robbie Brady staked his claim for a starting berth with the opening goal in what was an entertaining 2-2 draw at Upton Park. Press Association Norwich manager Alex Neil is ready to do his own bit of tinkering in search of some different options as he aims to get the better of Leicester at Carrow Road on Saturday. Leicester retained their Premier League status under Nigel Pearson following an impressive end to last season. Ranieri has continued that work, with last weekend’s 5-2 loss to Arsenal a first league defeat. “He has done well, has come in and picked up a lot of points early, which is always good,” Neil said to Norwich City TV. “If we beat them though, we can go above them so that just shows how well we have started as well. “We are confident going into the game, and are really determined, particularly at home, to make sure we force that and get the three points.” Belgian international midfielder Vadis Ojidja-Ofoe has returned to Norwich from a spell at Rotherham, while 21-year-old forward Jamar Loza has joined Sky Bet League Two side Stevenage on a one-month emergency loan. Congo forward Dieurmerci Mbokani, meanwhile, could be handed the opportunity to lead the attack in the Barclays Premier League for the first time since arriving on loan from Dynamo Kiev. Neil said: “It is a great problem to have. I have three excellent players down that left-hand flank. “It will be obviously a decision to make and I am pretty clear what I am going to do. “Then in terms of the top end of the pitch I think Dieumerci is a completely different option to Cameron (Jerome) and once we get him fully up to match speed then I think, depending on who we play, he might be a different option to how we approach things. “Cameron, so far, has led the line really well for us, but it’s good to have that variety.” Aside from the opening day defeat to Crystal Palace and a 3-0 reverse at Southampton, Neil’s men have acquitted themselves well back in the top flight following promotion in the play-offs, currently in 12 place. “We are pleased with our performances and have competed well,” said the Scot. “For how well we have played, we are probably three points short of where we should be, but we are comfortable at this level.” last_img read more