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    By Charlene Crowell Closing gaps would create 1.7M jobs, add $300-450B to the economy As the global pandemic continues to take lives and infect multiple generations, virtually every dimension of life is challenged. And people with the fewest financial resources before COVID-19 are being challenged more than ever before. It is both a challenge and ...
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    More than 500 formerly incarcerated individuals will have the opportunity to clear their records and get the resources and connections they need to secure employment opportunities during an Expungement and Hiring Event later this month. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 27 at The Way World Outreach, 4680 Hallmark Parkway ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Any excursion this summer to break through the four walls of pandemic constriction is sure to feel like an exciting vacation getaway for kids and youth. It’s been an ugly pent-up year, but the city of Long Beach parks is getting kids safely back together again with what looks like the start ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Another round of unemployment benefits may be on the table, but not everyone is eligible to receive the extra $300, possibly $400, weekly payout expected to come down through the latest extension that may carry on until December 31. For all those still looking for work, Pastor Paul Jones has been holding ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Be ready to open the door when, not if, the Census comes knocking. But there is a way everyone can avoid that knock. Unlike any other time in history since the Census began, this generation has one advantage. They can fill out their census questionnaires online. The Census Bureau is telling everyone ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s that time of decade again when people tend to pull down the shades and pretend they don’t hear the knock. But rest assured, the Census enumerators will miss no door, and will likely come around more than once until that form is filled out. Community leaders are urging the Black and ...
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    Representative Pete Aguilar announced that Citadel Community Development Corporation, a San Bernardino-based nonprofit, received a grant of $1,500,000 from the United States Department of Labor. The grant funding will allow Citadel to carry out its mission of helping formerly-incarcerated Inland Empire residents re-enter the workforce by funding on-the-job training and support for new hires. “Whether it’s ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It should come as no surprise that the last place most formerly incarcerated want to be is at another courthouse standing before another judge. That’s probably one reason why thousands that could have gotten expunged haven’t taken advantage of the process locally since 2014 when the expungement law opened up. Since then, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson There may be no stopping the new airport logistics center now, but with a little persistence, community members could still get a say in hires and benefits in the future of over 3,800 aviation-related jobs. Developers are set to move on the Eastgate Project 1, pending the Federal Aviation Administration approval on ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Top-level engineering degrees are always good paying, but for all those who may have missed that train, entry-level solar energy offers a living wage for a few months investment of time. GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit solar contractor and jobs training organization, is making renewable energy accessible to local low-income communities of color. ...