February 15, 2002

Community Notes:

Free Community Resource Fair Held in City Heights Area

Neighborhood House As-sociation's Head Start Program - Central East Area is holding a free resource fair that is open to the entire San Diego community on Friday, February 22, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This Resource Sharing Day will be held in the park area of the City Heights Urban Village Performing Annex located at 3795 Fairmont Avenue in San Diego. This event is being held to inform families of the variety of programs and services available to them. There will be information on health services, housing, safety tips, information on literacy and disabilities and much more. Attending this resource fair will be representatives from the San Diego Police and Fire Departments, San Diego Unified School District, UCSD Health Care, San Diego Food Bank, Red Cross, Urban League, San Diego Workforce Partnership, Community Health Group, Y.M.C.A., U.P.A.C., Springfield College, Second Chance Strive, Voices for Children, Black Social Workers Association, Access, Regional Occupation Program (ROP), Mother's Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), San Diego Reads, the Head Start Mobil Services Health and Literacy Vans and many others. The Head Start Program is inviting everyone in the community to take advantage of the useful information and resources that are being made available to them on this day.

The Central East Area Head Start Office will also be recruiting and signing up low income families whose parents are working, training or in school and have children 6 weeks to 5 years old, that can benefit from Head Start's comprehensive pre-school services in the Fall of 2002. For more information about the Community Resource Fair or about enrolling your child in the Head Start Program call (619) 229-3780 ext. 109.

San Diego Science Alliance to Host Fourth San Diego County Educational Technology Fair

The San Diego Science Alliance, in partnership with San Diego County's five Congressional Representatives, present the San Diego County Educational Technology Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This is the fifth year that the region's congressional leaders will meet local students in a unique, learning-rich environment that provides students the opportunity to be exposed to high tech companies. Over 50 organizations are scheduled to exhibit interactive displays showcasing current and future technology to students from over 33 county schools from 15 school districts in the region.

Congressional Representatives Randy Cunningham, Susan Davis, Bob Filner, Duncan Hunter, and Darryl Issa will be available to meet with the press from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Members of the San Diego Science Alliance's Board of Directors and Honorary Advisory Board, as well as representatives from the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego City Schools will also be present.

Chula Vsita Library Presents Alternatives to College Workshops

A two-part free workshops for young adults discussing/presenting alternatives to college will be held Feb. 20 and March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library. The first workshop will help students evaluate their values and occupational interests and let them explore non-degree related careers. The second program focuses on resume tips, interviewing, volunteering and internships.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library with assistance from ROP and the Cesar Chavez Center, the workshops were developed for young adults who did not want to go to college, could not afford to go or dropped out of college. Another motivating factor was the need of employers seeking skilled employees.

Interested participants are encouraged to pre-register at the library's information desk, 365 F St., prior to the first workshop. For further information, call (619) 691-5286.

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