Glendale Youth Alliance Earns Top Honor from Senator Portantino

Glendale News-Press: Glendale Youth Alliance Earns Top Honor from Senator Portantino

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By Jeff Landa The Glendale Youth Alliance, a nonprofit that has helped at-risk youth with work programs and training for more than 20 years, was recently recognized by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) as the district’s Nonprofit of the Year. Since 1993, the alliance has provided jobs and workforce training for young people ages 14 to 24 who face significant barriers to employment such as being on probation, on the verge of homelessness and living with a disability. The nonprofit partners with area groups to provide various supportive services including transportation, clothing and meals. A branch of the city’s Community Services…

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Glendale News-Press: Glendale Unified Approves 5-Year Contract with Coding Immersion Program for Cerritos Elementary

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By Priscella Vega Plans to help boost enrollment at Cerritos Elementary School are moving forward with a five-year partnership with a coding immersion program that could also help transition the campus into a magnet school. The Glendale Unified School Board unanimously approved a contract Tuesday with Code to the Future, a program that provides schools with on-site coaching, lesson plans and project-based units, among other materials. A steering committee consisting of district and site leaders will collaborate with the company next month to begin learning how to implement coding into curriculum. They will also create a comprehensive plan to roll out Cerritos as a…

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Glendale News-Press: Glendale School Board Eyes Building for Potential Exchange

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By Kelly Corrigan Glendale Unified’s real estate agent this week presented an “attractive” property the school district could swap their headquarters for, following recent discussions by Glendale school officials about their intent to relocate. School officials have said that upgrading their current building at 223 N. Jackson St. would cost anywhere from $15 to $20 million. Demolishing their building altogether and constructing a new one would cost about $30 million, according to Re/Max Realtor Sam Manoukian. A new building would not fix administrators’ parking crunch, Manoukian added, which can leave them searching for spaces on surrounding residential streets or parking…

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Glendale News-Press: Kiwanis Club Helps Students Pursue Educational Goals

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By Joyce Rudolph Parents, school administrators and counselors watched proudly as the Glendale Noon Kiwanis Club presented students with scholarships during a recent luncheon meeting. Those students are John Bandek and Meetkumar Patel, both from Clark Magnet High School; Brooke Sasaki, Edelene Zamora and Kristine Necor, all from Holy Family High School; Zean Mojica and Edgar Delgadillo, both from Glendale High School; Jayleen Ramos and Vivica Rush, both from Hoover High School; and Raffi Terteryan and Kristin Dermenjian, both from Glendale Community College. Bandek plans to attend Glendale Community College and transfer to USC, where he intends to study radiology. Patel has been accepted to Cal State Fullerton and San Diego State University. He plans to major in…

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Crescenta Valley Weekly: R.D. White Elementary Opens New Building Built Using Measure S Funds

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By Robin Goldsworthy On April 20, the GUSD community celebrated the grand opening of the latest classroom building built using Measure S funds with a ribbon cutting ceremony at R.D. White Elementary School. GUSD Superintendent Winfred B. Roberson, Jr., GUSD Board President Dr. Armina Gharpetian, Board Member Greg Krikorian, and newly elected Board Member Shant Sahakian were on hand to celebrate and cut the ribbon. Also joining in the festivities were members of the GUSD Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee, the Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee, the Glendale Police Department, and R.D. White students, staff, and families. The new, 2-story building features…

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PRESS RELEASE: Shant Sahakian Sworn In to the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education

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Glendale, CA (May 1, 2017) – Shant Sahakian was sworn in as an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D on May 1, 2017. He was elected on April 4, 2017, becoming the first Millennial and youngest School Board Member elected in Glendale history. “It is truly an honor to be a product of our Glendale public schools and now have the opportunity to serve our next generation of students as a Glendale School Board Member,” stated Shant Sahakian in a message to supporters. “I am committed to working with my fellow Glendale…

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