College Access Plan Receives Two Local Grants in Support of Growing Programs

first_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Education College Access Plan Receives Two Local Grants in Support of Growing Programs From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 22, 2013 | 3:07 pm Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 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 College Access Plan (CAP) (www.collegeaccessplan.org), a Pasadena nonprofit organization, has received two $10,000 grants from prestigious Pasadena foundations: The Pasadena Community Foundation and Student Philanthropists Advancing Real Change (SPARC) (formerly the Pasadena Independent Schools Foundation).The grant from The Pasadena Community Foundation, which is celebrating 60 years of working to “improve the lives of people in the greater Pasadena area” (http://www.pasadenacf.org/about_mission.aspx), is one of four awarded through this year’s Education Grants Initiative. This grant will support the addition of a new CAP staff member who will oversee programs at five PUSD schools next fall, including all four major high schools and Washington Middle School. The SPARC grant is in support of one-to-one college advisement and small group workshops provided by CAP to the students of John Muir High School. CAP’s relationship with Muir spans six years, and programs at this school have reached hundreds of students, including about 50% of the past four graduating classes.“These local grants are fundamental to our plan to grow CAP’s reach in Pasadena over the next few years,” states Mo Hyman, CAP’s Executive Director. “We have plans to increase the breadth and depth of our services to PUSD students and graduates, but this will simply not be possible without the investment of local foundations, businesses, and individuals.”This school year, CAP has provided individualized programs to nearly 500 students at four schools in the district. It is hope that with the generous support of these two institutions, CAP will expand its reach over the coming years to provide holistic, drop-in, individualized college readiness support to all Pasadena Unified high school and middle school students who wish to receive it. CAP’s programs assist students in completing college applications, provide SAT test prep, help students to navigate the complex college-selection process, assist students in identifying scholarships and other financial aid, guide students in writing effective personal statements, help students to build effective study and goal-setting skills and long-range plans, and more.About College Access PlanCollege Access Plan is a Pasadena nonprofit that prepares underserved students to succeed in college. CAP provides drop-in college advisement and topic-specific workshops at Blair Magnet, Pasadena, and John Muir high schools, as well as Washington Middle School, including support for over 200 PUSD seniors this past fall as they completed applications to four-year colleges and universities. CAP’s programs are open to all students who aspire to Dream Bigger about their futures. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Novas boss highlights quality of Limerick homeless service

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAlan JacqueshomelesshomelessnesslimerickLimerick Homeless Action TeamMichael GouldingNovas Email Advertisement Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Twittercenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal NewsNovas boss highlights quality of Limerick homeless serviceBy Alan Jacques – January 21, 2017 1801 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleNew boss at Lero research centreNext articleMunster secure home quarter final with victory over Racing 92 at Thomond Park Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Novas CEO Michael Goulding.Novas CEO Michael Goulding.WHILE Apollo House in Dublin has highlighted some poor standards of accommodation for homeless people, Limerick-based voluntary agency Novas is eager to highlight the quality services it provides to all its clients in its Supported Temporary Accommodation services (STA).Chief executive Michael Goulding says that the issue of ‘single rooms for single individuals’ has been a priority for Novas for a long time.We prioritised the provision of single rooms and in all but two rooms at Arlington Lodge in Tralee, we achieved this,” he told the Limerick Post this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Limerick, Novas’ McGarry House provides 40 single units of STA accommodation. The service also provides long-term apartments for tenants requiring a degree of support to maintain independent living.In Brother Russell House, which won Best Homeless Project at the ISCH Awards in 2015, all accommodation in also provided in single, en-suite rooms. Mr Goulding stated that Novas “thoroughly believes that single units of accommodation provide privacy and security and ultimately provide better outcomes for individuals and more sustainable pathways out of homelessness”.“Clients know that this is their home for up to six months so the anxiety of where they are going to sleep from night to night has been removed,” he explained.As well as the provision of single units of accommodation, all clients are allocated key-workers who provide ongoing support around their mental health, addiction and family breakdown and individualised care plans are developed.However, a recent Winter Beds Initiative opened by Novas in partnership with the Limerick Homeless Action Team does provide shared bedrooms. This service was an immediate response to the spike in rough sleeping in the city.“While the sleeping arrangements are not ideal, the service took people off the streets and prevented the need for any rough sleeping. It is only a temporary arrangement, until the end of March, and in the meantime Novas are working to provide long-term solutions for the clients who avail of the service. The Novas Housing First Team are working tirelessly to locate apartments and houses for those that are using both the STA units in McGarry House and the Winter Beds Initiative.”The Winter Beds Initiative is one of a range of services provided by Novas to homeless people during this particularly cold spell. McGarry House is also extending its capacity by four during the coming weekend to accommodate any overspill. Its Street Outreach will provide outreach support each evening and is a vital access point for some of the city’s most vulnerable homeless people.Novas also operates a 24-hour helpline in conjunction with the Homeless Action Team for those who find themselves out of home. This number is 1800 60 60 60. The organisation urges anyone who sees someone rough sleeping over the weekend to contact this number.by Alan [email protected]last_img read more

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Share of SFR Built-for-Rent Homes Remains Low

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Built-for-rent homes Census Bureau NAHB Single-Family Rentals 2015-11-23 Brian Honea About Author: Xhevrije West Tagged with: Built-for-rent homes Census Bureau NAHB Single-Family Rentals The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Single-family homes that are built and held for rental purposes are just one small piece to a much larger picture of the housing market.Construction in this sector has risen significantly over the last year, but caution must be taken when looking at trends in the single-family rental (SFR) market as starts are still disappointing.Housing starts among single-family homes built-for-rent increased to approximately 9,000 for the third quarter of 2015, up from about 7,000 during the third quarter of 2014, data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analysis showed.“The single-family built-for-rent market is a small portion of the total market, so care must be taken when identifying trends,” NAHB stated.The single-family homes built-for-rent market share on a one-year moving average is at 3.9 percent of total single-family starts for the third quarter of 2015, the reports found. The 3.9 percent share is higher than the historical average of 2.7 percent, but much lower than the high of 5.8 percent in early 2013.Although this market has seen substantial growth, single-family starts built-for-rent remain on the low side at 28,000 homes started during the last four quarters, the NAHB says.A confluence of factors has created the “perfect storm” for sustained growth in the single-family rental market, according to one expert in the Securities Lab of the Inaugural Five Star Institute Single-Family Rental Summit in Las Vegas in October.Those factors include higher mortgage rates, tightening credit standards, rising home prices, an increased number of rental options, ever-increasing student loan debt, and the number of household formations to building permits combined with declines in income growth, distressed sales, personal savings rate, and the overall desire to earn a home, said Chris Crippen, managing director for US Residential Asset Fund.”This is all leading to the perfect storm for sustained growth,” said Crippen, who has worked as an analyst, asset manager, and executive for Wall Street REITs, the FDIC, and Fannie Mae before founding US Residential Asset Fund in 2010. “At the FDIC in 2007 and 2008, the question was ‘How long will REOs last?’ Then all the REO agents went into the investment space. How long will that last? Who knows. We’re in an artificially suppressed interest rate environment right now. Trends are good. We’re in a perfect storm for sustained growth. I could say for the next five years all looks great and we’ll check back then. If I had to put a number on it now I’d say we’re in the third inning. It’s not too late to get in.”Rental rates and income yields continue to rise in the single-family rental market, affecting how real estate investors target purchase opportunities and how much landlords make on average. RentRange, a provider of rental market intelligence, recently released data which helps investors define and uncover opportunities nationwide.The Cape Coral, Florida metro came in first on the list with the largest change in third quarter rent year-over-year at 23.6 percent and an average yield of 9.1 percent. Sacramento, California (17.6 percent/6.6 percent); North Port, Florida (17.2 percent/9.7 percent); San Francisco, California (17.0 percent/5.6 percent); and Charleston, South Carolina (16.5 percent/9.0 percent) wrapped up the top five.“We continue to see substantial opportunity in real estate investing, but strengthening real estate markets in many regions require investors to be more informed before buying an investment property and rehabilitating it in order to achieve their desired return ,” said Walter Charnoff, CEO of RentRange and Investability. 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DeSantis Set to Sign “Sanctuary Cities” Bill

first_imgGovernor Ron DeSantis is set to sign legislation on Friday banning so-called sanctuary cities in Florida.A member of his team confirmed that much, and said that Senate sponsor Joe Gruters, a Sarasota Republican who serves as chairman of the state’s Republican Party, will be with the Governor and Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz for the bill-signing ceremony in Okaloosa County.DeSantis promised during his gubernatorial campaign to make the ban a priority of his administration.The state House and Senate passed the bill on May 2. Under the new law, local governments would be required to “use their best efforts to support the enforcement of federal immigration law.”Although Gruters says that the estimated 200,000 undocumented immigrants living in our state do not need to fear the bill if they do not break the law, Democrats argue that minor offenses such as jaywalking or driving without a license could result in deportation.The bill, officially known as SB 168, expands on DeSantis’ efforts to increase cooperation between our state’s legislature and federal immigration authorities. That includes encouraging local law-enforcement agencies and the Florida Department of Corrections to enter into cooperative agreements that would allow local and state correctional officers to perform some duties that are currently exclusive to federal immigration agents.According to DeSantis spokeswoman Helen Ferre, “Earlier this year, Governor DeSantis asked the Florida Legislature to present him with meaningful legislation to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in the way of Florida’s cooperation with our federal partners to enforce immigration law. Public safety is paramount and local law enforcement agencies can and should work with the federal government to ensure that accountability and justice are one in our state.”last_img read more

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