HealthCorps Coordinators Sanchez and Soto Win $30,000 Grant

Posted 02/07/2013 | By HealthCorps

The Eastern Coachella Valley Advocacy Capacity Building Project will work with organizations and engage in advocacy and community change strategies to improve community health in Eastern Coachella Valley.

This project is funded by The California Endowment and the Boys and Girls Club of the Coachella Valley is the fiscal agent responsible for disbursing payment and reporting to the Endowment.

Naomi Soto works at Coachella Valley High School in Thermal, CA and Hector Sanchez works at Desert Mirage High School also in Thermal, CA. These are the two major high schools in the Coachella Unified School District, which is the only school district within the Building Healthy Communities, Eastern Coachella Valley site.

The grant itself:

TCE offered six organizations that serve youth and are active within the BHC workgroup (a collaborative group of CBO’s all at least partially funded by TCE) a $30,000 grant for the 2013 calendar year. This grant is aimed at building the advocacy capacity of each CBO… so moving beyond the adult allies doing the work and allowing young leaders (Like Hector and Naomi) to become productive advocates.

How will the grant money be used?

The current plan is to use the funds to make the wellness councils in both schools MUCH more efficient.

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