Collaborate PASadena’s Reunion Celebration Nurtures Opportunities Around Education, Health

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Collaborate PASadena’s Reunion Celebration last Wednesday provided a host of opportunities for individuals, organizations and government agencies in the Pasadena area to further strengthen collaborative efforts to geared to improve educational and health outcomes for families in our community.Attendees took part in a “gallery walk” where they saw the work of six Collaborate PASadena work groups and committees as well as the Youth Empowerment Service grants, and learned more about their accomplishments during the past six to eight months.“It’s essential to bring the community together,” Brian Biery, Community Engagement Consultant for Collaborate PASadena, said. “The different sectors – businesses, nonprofits, faith community, higher education, the City and the school district – all working to improve opportunities for families, especially around education but also around health, and to assist them to connect with resources. It’s really a different way of thinking about working together.”PUSD Board President Kim Kenne attended the event and said, “I was so encouraged that we are seeing people from many different organizations and from around the community building relationships with each other. This is such an important part of the “new way of doing business” that is the heart of Collaborate Pasadena.”Biery said the notion of working better together and forging deeper collaboration was solidified during the reunion.“It was a powerful opportunity for people to see how working together could create momentum, how it creates enthusiasm and energy, and provides the context for even greater progress than was originally planned,” Biery added.After the reunion, Collaborate PASadena will focus on two significant steps to further the mission of the group in serving the communities of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre – hiring full time staff and setting up an organizational home on neutral ground that will become a base for CP.Biery said that instead of using contractors and consultants, having full time staff headed by qualified officers will make the work of collaboration run smoother and create an atmosphere of accountability and responsibility for the organization.The event also offered a chance for all kinds of people to offer their skills to help in the mission of the organization. Biery also spoke about meeting with other professionals who now see better how they can contribute their talents to help young people reach their educational goals.“I happened to sit down with a representative from Cal Tech who runs the Caltech Y. We started talking about how Cal Tech students might volunteer to help Pasadena Unified School District students, and how they’re doing some of that already, but maybe we can figure out ways to serve more kids and to talk about what prevents us from doing that. If we hadn’t had that event last night, I probably would not run into her,” Biery said.Collaborate PASadena pursues its mission of helping children and families in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre through the alignment of resources, shared accountability for results and meaningful participation of its diverse stakeholders.It does the work through a structure of five Working Groups and a Leadership Council that supports collaboration, communications and shared accountability. The five Working Groups are divided into functions: Early Learning, Student Success, Healthy Families, Supportive Communities and Parent Engagement.Diverse stakeholders are recruited and involved in Working Groups to continue planning to set priorities and implement solutions – from young people to professionals, from front-line providers to policymakers. A Backbone Team supports coordination, communications and information flow for full community engagement.Annually, the group distributes a Shared Goal Card which contains a detailed theory of change, the reason why that goal is so important, and resources to help families.To learn more about Collaborate PASadena, visit www.collaboratepasadena.org. 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Baking Industry Awards deadline extended

first_imgThought you’d missed your chance to enter the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs)? Think again! The deadline has just been extended to 12 May.Bakers are a busy bunch – it’s called daily bread for a reason and the ovens stop for no man. However, because we know how busy you are, we have decided to give you a little bit of extra time to get your entries in for the BIAs 2017.Generate free positive media attention for you, your company, your team and your products by taking part.Widely regarded as the ‘Oscars of the baking industry’, there are 11 categories to enter:Baker of the YearBakery Manufacturer of the YearBakery Innovation of the YearCelebration Cake Business of the YearFree-from Bakery Product of the YearSupermarket Bakery Business of the YearSpeciality Bread Product of the YearThe Craft Business AwardThe Customer Focus AwardOutstanding Contribution to the Baking IndustryThe Rising Star Award How to enterVisit bakeryawards.co.ukIt’s very simple to enter and designed to celebrate success in all sizes of businesses. Whether you are a long-established business with a great track record or new to bakery and fizzing with ideas, these awards are for you. The online entry process is designed for ease and to allow you to showcase your achievements in a straightforward way. Take the time to enter and you could be on stage accepting an award in front of your customers and the wider industry.Why enter?-        Enhance your company profile-        Showcase your achievements-        Benefit from coverage in British Baker, bakeryinfo.co.uk and on www.bakeryawards.co.uk-        Boost your team morale-        Promote your winning success through the use of the awards logo after the event and generate positive PR-        Free tickets: All finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony, which is on 6 September at the London Hilton on Park Lane.last_img read more

Wheddon tinkers with lineup in tie with Pittsburgh

first_imgWhen Phil Wheddon’s players have a chance to play, he expects them to make a difference. Every time they step on the field, they have to make a difference. That was the message the Syracuse women’s soccer coach left with his team, following its 1-1 tie with Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon. And SU was able to maintain that mindset long enough to stave off a conference loss that might have caved in its season. Wheddon credits that mindset for his team not faltering. ‘The team is gaining inspiration from each other,’ Wheddon said. ‘We challenge ourselves each day to get the ball on the ground and play a possession style of soccer. And we did that. As you saw, while making different changes in the team and putting different people in different positions, we still can do that.’ Wheddon ran out a lineup Sunday that was without regular starters Kayla Afonso, due to a red card suspension, and Megan Bellingham, due to a leg injury. On their behalf, fueled by their coach’s motivating words, several underclassmen made the most of increased playing time. With five substitutions in the first half alone, Wheddon tinkered with the lineup in an effort to answer Pittsburgh’s early goal. As a result, freshmen Karly O’Toole and Brittany Kinmond, along with sophomores Laura Jackson and Jenna Rickan, were each able to contribute to SU’s late comeback.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Midfielder Alyscha Mottershead, an Iowa transfer who is seeing increased responsibility this season, doesn’t see SU’s collectively young roster as an issue. ‘I don’t really think having a young team means that we are going to play younger,’ Mottershead said. ‘Age is just a number, and the year in your class is just a number. A lot of people on our team, young or old, have a lot of experience. I think coming together as a team, we’ve all grown, and everyone on this team is a leader. Senior or junior, sophomore or freshman, I think everyone can hold their own.’ After extended back-and-forth volleying between the Orange and Panthers in the first half, Jackson entered the game with fewer than two minutes to play in the half. Over the next 15 minutes and into the second half, she was able place a free-kick service toward the net, lob a pass up and in front to Cecilia Borgstrom, and push another opportunity out wide to Tina Romagnuolo, all of which created open looks Syracuse wasn’t finding at the start of the game. For a player who started 18 of 19 games last season, Jackson was more than ready to come in and make something happen. ‘The biggest thing for me is just to make sure that I’m getting opportunities for my team,’ Jackson said. ‘I try and get the ball in to opportunities where we can obviously score and get the ball in the back of the net. I make sure that no runners get by me, and I check the runners at midfield.’ Syracuse entered this weekend’s play ranked 14 out of 16 Big East teams in goals scored. Although SU surely didn’t improve upon that ranking with its lone goal on Sunday, after back-to-back overtime games, it was still a few bounces away from a victory. For Kinmond, who saw action in both games, SU is moving in the right direction at a critical time of the year. ‘I know sometimes a lot of teams, by mid-October, start to decline a little bit,’ she said. ‘But I think that our team is just rising. Because we have a lot of players that come off the bench, there’s definitely a good team atmosphere.’ Playing without senior leader Bellingham this past weekend, SU got a good look at the future of the program. And with Rutgers and Seton Hall to play next week, Syracuse knows it will take a group effort to keep its season alive. Including the young players. It’ll take making a difference every time they step onto the field. ‘It doesn’t matter who we put in there, everyone has bought into what we’re trying to do,’ Wheddon said. ‘And everyone is getting better, day to day. We push each other every day in training. So they know what’s expected. And today, those players stepped on the field and made a difference.’ [email protected] Published on October 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more