THINK Together and Children and Families Commission Hope to Set a New Reading Record at October 4th Event to Promote Early Literacy

Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record event will highlight the need for early education as adults read to thousands of children throughout Orange County

SANTA ANA, Calif., September 27, 2012  – THINK Together and the Children and Families Commission of Orange County are aiming for another record-breaking performance during Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record event on Thursday, Oct. 4, which spreads the gift of reading to America’s youngest children.

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DOOR TO LEARNING OPENS WIDER FOR ORANGE COUNTY’S YOUNGEST CHILDREN

Innovative Funding Arrangement Between THINK Together and Children and Families Commission Assures Critically Needed Early Learning Programs for at Least 10 Years

SANTA ANA, Calif., September 5, 2012 – Tens of thousands of Orange County’s youngest children will benefit from high-quality early literacy and math programs for at least the next 10 years, the result of an innovative funding arrangement between THINK Together and the Children and Families Commission of Orange County.

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NO APPEAL FILED ON COURT RULING OVERTURNING AB 99

Yesterday the Attorney General’s office confirmed they would not be pursing an appeal of Assembly Bill 99.  As you recall, last November the Superior Court issued a decisive ruling to uphold Proposition 10 voter protections, but some anticipated that the Administration would appeal the trial court decision.  Today that issue has been put to rest.

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN STEM EDUCATION

The need for more science, technology, engineering, and math professionals has never been more apparent—but how do we inspire students to dedicate their careers to these subjects? Interacting with professionals who are passionate about STEM is one of the best ways to spark lifelong enthusiasm in students by first showing them real-life connections between STEM and their everyday lives. How do students find these STEM mentors?

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CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION AWARDS $45 MILLION TO PROTECT AND EXPAND CRITICAL COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EDUCATION SERVICES

The One-Time ‘Catalytic Investments’ Provides Expanded Children’s Dental Care, Autism Diagnosis and Treatment, Early Literacy, Year-Round Emergency Shelter And Other Critical Services

Irvine, Calif., February 1, 2012 — The Children and Families Commission of Orange County approved $45 million today in one-time funding that will be used to sustain and expand a comprehensive range of community-based services and programs to serve children, from birth to age five, and their families.

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