On the evening of June 1, 2013, CVP hosted its First Annual Community Reception to celebrate its first year of programming and the accomplishments of the program and its students. CVP staff, City Council board members from Orange Cove, students and their family members, and many others were present at the reception that took place at the Visalia Holiday Inn.
Around 30 students from both Orange Cove and Lindsay High School were recognized for their exceptional participation and involvement with the program. CVP awarded scholarships to two highly qualified students from Orange Cove High School. Perla Andrade, a junior at OCHS received a $300 scholarship. Kimberley Montes, a graduating senior from OCHS and future UCLA student, received a $1000 scholarship. The CVP staff were also recognized for their countless hours of dedication to The Central Valley Project at UCLA.
The Central Valley Project at UCLA is a student organization committed to serving our communities in the Central Valley. The mission of the Central Valley Project at UCLA is to motivate Central Valley students to pursue higher education, mentor students to build positive self-identities, and empower youth student leaders in our community. We are currently servicing two different towns in the Central Valley; we have a site in Orange Cove and one in Lindsay.
For the following year, CVP will be expanding to larger areas of the Central Valley in order to cater to a larger population of youth. The areas will be those towns surrounding the current site locations of Orange Cove and Lindsay.
CVP is selected for the Mongelli Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement from the UCLA Volunteer Center!
Wow! CVP received a second award this quarter from the UCLA Volunteer Center.
The Mongelli Award for Excellence from the UCLA volunteer center awarded a $300 prize to CVP. This award will go towards this year scholarship fund for CVP students.
We'd like to thank the UCLA and Central Valley communities for the support.
Way to go CVP!
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The Central Valley Project at UCLA held its first Shadow Day at UCLA on May 24-25, 2013. Our CVP students from high schools in the Central Valley, including Lindsay, Orange Cove, and Exeter, had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a college student. For many of our students, it was their first time visiting a university. Participating students were matched with a UCLA student to shadow them for a college day to experience lectures, student life, and the campus community. The two day event featured informational workshops presented by UCLA student volunteers and organizations, engaging activities, UCLA student performances, and a fun filled visit to the Santa Monica Pier. Students and UCLA Volunteers shared a memorable experience. We send a warm thank you to everyone involved in making this successful event possible!
CVP's founder and winner of the Charles E. Young Humanitarian award is featured on UCLA's Daily Bruin. Maria will use the award to open a scholarship for CVP students! Read more below...
CVP students organize an educational forum for farm workers in Orange Cove with United Farm Workers union. Watch the video below to see our students present the idea to City Council!
Last week, CVP students and volunteers visited the Museum of Tolerance. We experienced the history of the holocaust up close and personal. The exhibit taught an important lesson on tolerance.
After a day of learning at the museum, we went over to Santa Monica promenade for some iceskating near the beach and pizza!