College Access Plan and the Pasadena Educational Foundation Provide Summer College Prep Courses

first_imgEducation College Access Plan and the Pasadena Educational Foundation Provide Summer College Prep Courses From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 1:10 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe Business News College Access Plan (CAP), a Pasadena non-profit organization that provides comprehensive college readiness programs for Pasadena high schools and one Pasadena middle school, has teamed up with the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) to lead comprehensive summer courses during PEF’s Summer Enrichment Program. These courses provide middle and high school students with fundamental knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the long-term college preparation process.CAP will provide three courses: The High School Prep course is available to 7th-9th graders and supports students’ transition to high school from middle school. This course uses hands-on, interactive activities to help students build practical study skills, set long-term goals, and to view high school as a path to college and career success.The second course is for rising 10th and 11th graders and helps promote strong self-advocacy skills, college knowledge, and basic career readiness that includes résumé writing and interview preparation. The course helps students to stay on track for college applications and to reach their long-term goals.Finally, CAP will offer an SAT clinic for rising 11th and 12th graders that combines proven SAT preparation approaches developed by Veritas Prep, a leader in successful SAT preparation and CAP’s exclusive SAT prep partner (, and CAP’s expertise in college readiness and success. Students will delve deeply into preparing to take this standardized college entrance exam, and they will also research and identify colleges and scholarships and prepare personal essays for college admission.College Access Plan’s Executive Director, Mo Hyman, is thrilled to welcome this new partnership. She says, “Since 2007, CAP has helped PUSD students navigate the college readiness process during the regular school year. We are excited to now support students during the summer as well, allowing us to delve deeply into those elements that are most crucial to our students’ college success.” Ellen Lewis, Program Coordinator for PEF’s Summer Enrichment Program, agrees: “Our collaboration with CAP will help us better serve our students and their families; doing together what we cannot do alone.”The courses will be taught at Marshall Fundamental School from June 16th to July 18th. Details about course prices and financial assistance programs, enrollment, and times are available at College Access PlanCollege Access Plan is a 501c3 nonprofit that prepares underserved students to succeed in college. Through partnerships with PUSD, Pasadena LEARNs, Washington Middle School, and other local agencies, CAP provides drop-in college advisement and topic-specific workshops at four PUSD high schools as well as at Washington Middle School. CAP’s programs are open to all students who aspire to Dream Bigger about their futures.About the Pasadena Educational FoundationThe Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a community-based nonprofit organization that supports, enhances, and supplements the programs, initiatives, and priorities of the Pasadena Unified School District since 1971. PEF’s popular summer program continues in its 11th year of providing summer enrichment classes to K-12 students. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Wrong inhaler technique

first_imgNewsHealthVideoWrong inhaler techniqueBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2019 2049 Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook TWO out of three of Limerick’s 18,443 people with asthma may be unknowingly aggravating their condition simply by not using their inhalers correctly. This was the warning from the Asthma Society of Ireland and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) this week as they launched an ‘Inhaler Technique’ awareness campaign to encourage people with asthma to ensure that they are using their inhaler device correctly. “More than one person dies every week in Ireland from asthma and 90 per cent of these deaths are preventable. It is estimated that over half of people with asthma in Ireland are not consistently using their device correctly,” Asthma Society chief executive Sarah O’Connor said. For more videos on inhaler techniques visit Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous article2 arrested in relation to burglary at a Grove Island apartmentNext articleClune to pursue Shannon Airport subsidy issue Staff Reporter center_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNews Email Print Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

Main Street Mason City survey asks people to help plan on what businesses to recruit downtown

first_imgMASON CITY — Main Street Mason City has launched a survey as part of a proactive approach to planning for the future prosperity of the community’s traditional downtown district.Main Street Mason City executive director Emily Ginneberge says the survey is going to be used to identify and profile the top candidates for expansion and recruitment based on local community and consumer preferences and insight.   “It will help provide direction for specific product lines and menus, services, amenities and special features, and other distinguishing traits. We really need the community’s help here to tell us what it is they want to see in our community. They ultimately by participating in the survey are going to be able to help dictate the types of businesses that we recruit to our downtown district.”Ginneberge says any new business in the downtown district also helps current downtown businesses.   “New business in our downtown district generates foot traffic to the current businesses that are in our district. Having those new businesses recruited to our district will make for even better business for our businesses that are already in the district.”Ginneberge says the more people that participate in the survey, the more good work that can be done with the results.  “We are so excited to have them determine who we work to recruit to our downtown district, but also we are looking forward to sharing these results, because I think it will be really interesting to see what everybody determines it is that they want or they think is missing. Sometimes what people think is missing is something that we already have, so that gives us another opportunity to share with them ‘hey did you already know we have this incredible business in the downtown district.”Take the survey by clicking herelast_img read more

Whooping Cough Immunization Clinic in Olympia on July 19

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department will be partnering with three local groups to provide a public Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Immunization Clinic on Thursday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Olympia Union Gospel Mission Medical Clinic.  The Union Gospel Mission is located at 413 Franklin St. N.E. in downtown Olympia.The clinic is for adults and children ages 11 and up. It is specifically targeted at those who have no health insurance, whose insurance does not cover the vaccine, or who cannot afford to be immunized. Immunizations are available at no cost on a first-come-first-served basis until supplies run out. The Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps, The Olympia Free Clinic, and Olympia Union Gospel Mission are clinic co-sponsors.“For some people the cost would be a financial hardship, so we see this as an extension of our mission in the community to provide the vaccine free of charge,” said Loren “Skip” Steffen, Executive Director of the Olympia Union Gospel Mission.For more information about the July 19 immunization clinic, call the Health Department’s Public Information Line at (360) 709-3080 or visit     No-cost Whooping Cough Immunization Clinic(Adults and children 11 and older who have no health insurance, whose insurance does not cover the vaccine, or those who cannot afford to be immunized)WHEN:     Thursday, July 19, 201211 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or until vaccine supply runs out)WHERE:  Olympia Union Gospel Mission Medical Clinic413 Franklin St. N.E. in downtown Olympia(Intersection of A Street Northeast and Franklin Street Northeast)There have been 35 confirmed cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in the county since the start of 2012, more than double the number of cases (10) in 2011. The Thurston County Health Department and co-sponsors seek to protect Thurston County residents, particularly young children who are most vulnerable to the disease, by increasing the number of people with access to vaccine.The Olympia area has additional options for adults who have no health insurance or whose insurance does not cover the vaccine to get a whooping cough shot.  The Olympia Free Clinic provides immunizations on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Olympia Free Clinic is located at 108 State Ave. N.W. in downtown Olympia. Call (360) 529-1937 for more information.Rite Aid Pharmacy at Cooper Point in west Olympia provides immunizations Mon through Fri 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Cooper Point Olympia Rite Aid is located at 305 Cooper Point Rd. N.W., Suite 103 in west Olympia. Call (360) 754-8014 for more information.The Olympia Union Gospel Mission Medical Clinic continues to provide adult whooping cough vaccine by appointment. The Olympia Union Gospel Mission Medical Clinic is located at 413 Franklin St. N.E. in downtown Olympia. Call (360) 357-6505 to make an appointment.While there is no shortage of whooping cough vaccine in Thurston County, there is a limited supply of the no-cost adult whooping cough vaccine supplied by the state. Those who can be immunized by their health care provider or who can afford to get immunized at their local pharmacies are strongly encouraged to use those resources.Whooping cough vaccine prevents the illness. The vaccine will not give you whooping cough.  Having had whooping cough in the past does not protect you from getting the disease again. Immunity becomes less over time, so children and adults who were immunized for whooping cough in the past may become ill with the disease. Please check with your health care provider to see if your whooping cough vaccination is current.For more details about where to get whooping cough vaccine in Thurston County or to learn more about the disease itself, visit or call the Health Department’s Public Information Line at (360) 709-3080.last_img read more