It is our goal this year to increase the number of drop off points for every child to have the opportunity to walk to school in a safe environment.
In the 2014-2015 school year, our volunteers served over 5,000 hours of time to run the program.
mission & vision
No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and keep safe.
I envision a community where all of the children are safe with simple neighborhood involvement. If every third person on the route to school stepped out on their front lawn in their robes with coffee in hand, our children would never be alone and we could identify our neighbors. Just a little neighborhood love.
- 2011-2012 Safe Routes to School Program - Created and implemented a safe routes program at 4 schools. Recruited and trained volunteers, assigned posting positions for volunteers, created Sentry positions used for middle school settings, established monthly meetings for training, and created volunteer breakfasts to reward and collaborate between school sites. Established partnerships with the City of Moreno Valley, Moreno Valley Unified School District, and the National Safe Routes to School Coalition. Reviewed with the City site specific walking routes and coordinated efforts to make repairs or add signage. Assisted the City of Moreno Valley in applying for an infrastructure/non-infrastructure project funding through the SR2S federal grant program of which the city was awarded. Results: 12 Volunteers, 41 Students, and 4 walking school buses
- 2012-2013 Safe Routes to School Program - Created and implemented a safe routes program at 11 schools. Continued to recruit and train volunteers (with the addition of the City of Moreno Valley Crossing Guard Program doing special crossing guard training), assigned posting positions for volunteers including Sentry posts, continued volunteer breakfasts and began inviting other community organizations to provide information to our volunteers, and added a volunteer picnic to celebrate our volunteer's accomplishments. In this year we also began a volunteer empowerment series to encourage our volunteers to strive for a better life and a computer skills series to teach Microsoft programs: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Shor Denny was contracted with the city through an approved bid to implement safe routes program at Chaparrall Hills Elementary and Badger Springs Middle School through the SR2S grant funds. Assisted the City of Moreno Valley in applying for an infrastructure/non-infrastructure project funding through the HSIP federal grant program of which the city was awarded. Results: Over 200 Volunteers, Over 1000 Students, and 6 walking school buses
- 2013-2014 Get Plugged In Program - Opened a Not-For Profit Organization called Community Now. Looking for organizations who share our passion for safe environments, academic success, social awareness and personal empowerment. This new collaborative expansion of our program is called “GET PLUGGED IN”.
Results: New collaborative network organized to support our youth and a new funding strategy.
- 2014-2015 Community Now receives LCAP funding for 4 school sites. Continued our program at 4 schools sites, this year we incorporated student leadership teams a two of our campuses. This pilot program taught the Moreno Elementary students about safety and responsibility. Our goal is to implement the student teams at all of our school sites.Collaborated with the City of Moreno Valley and the Moreno Valley Unified School District to