Volume 67 | May 7 - May 11, 2018
Mayors Challenge: MoVaLEARNS Gives Students Money to Go to School
Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez surprised 30 Moreno Valley College students with a $1,000 stipend - just for going to school - as part of a kick-off event on May 4 for the City's MoVaLEARNS program to help our residents pursue their education.
 
These students  have been selected to embark on a bold experiment with the City of Moreno Valley and Moreno Valley College: The Mayors Challenge.
 
This national competition was created by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies.
 
The concept is this: task cities across America with identifying their biggest challenges and come up with daring new ways to tackle them. The winning City will receive $5 million and four others will receive $1 million.
 
Out of hundreds of applications Moreno Valley was named just one of 35 Champion Cities in the initial round of the Mayors Challenge.
 
As a City, our idea – and our solution – stood out amongst the rest.
 
The City's team is working hard to “Test, Learn, and Adapt” during the next phase of the competition as we pursue the ultimate prize.
 
The City's prototype – MoVaLEARNS – looks to address the Earn vs. Learn dilemma that so many of our residents face. Too often Moreno Valley residents are forced to choose between an education and earning a living.

They can have both.
 
The idea is the $1,000 will help ease the burden for these students. The $1,000 is theirs to spend as they see fit - food, gas, rent, school supplies or anything else that will make their lives easier.
 
It’s the City of Moreno Valley’s way of helping these students pursue their education – and open doors to their future.
 
The City's team will track what they spend the money on – and what we learn will help us reshape our program to apply for the Mayors Challenge grand prize of $5 million.
Hubbard Street Improved to Reduce Flooding
The Public Works Department is proud to announce the completion of the Hubbard Street Storm Drain Improvements Project from Ironwood Avenue to Kalmia Avenue.

The project provides the neighborhood along Hubbard Street with an effective drainage system to reduce flooding. The construction project also included the installation of curb and gutter and a new pavement surface.

Staff has received positive feedback from several residents regarding this project.
Police Explorers Compete in Physical Training Competition
The Moreno Valley Police Department Explorer Post placed fourth out of 15 teams at Murrieta Police Department’s 1st Annual Physical Training Competition. MVPD Explorer Gouvion placed 2 nd overall in the individual competition, female division.

The MVPD Explorers Team was made up of Explorers Gouvion, Pasillas, Iribe, Bermudez, Madrigal, Reyes, and De Jesus.

Fifteen teams from across the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and surrounding agencies competed in team events including an Obstacle Course, Urban Bike Course, Tug-O-War, and an Individual Obstacle Course. The Explorers encouraged one another as they persevered through tire drills, low crawls, a wall and fence jump, carry (rescue), team thinking drills, sled drag, cross fit drills, and an Air Soft firearm failure drill.

The MVPD Explorers displayed camaraderie and sportsmanship as they competed in both team and individual events. Job well done!

The Moreno Valley Explorer Program offers young people between the age of 14 and 21 a hands-on look into what a career in law enforcement is like. Explorers learn law enforcement basics, participate in physical training, and give back to their community.

For more information about the Moreno Valley Police Department Explorer Program, please contact Deputy Moreno at (951) 486-6717.
Join Us for CBU Online's Information Session at the ERC
Join us for CBU Online’s Information Session at the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center.

Come and learn about all the degree programs CBU Online has to offer, and find the one that is right for you!
 
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
12625 Frederick Street Suite K-3, Moreno Valley
 
Why choose CBU Online?

  • CBU Online offers over 45 degree majors & concentrations
  • Accelerated programs
  • Online or hybrid course format
  • Transfer friendly
  • Military friendly
  • Affordable
 
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn all about CBU Online!!
 
For more information or to register for this session, email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu .
Think Together Soccer Championship
Watch the Moreno Valley Elites Middle School student-athletes compete at this weekend's Soccer Championship Tournament.

Throughout this trimester our student-athletes have worked to refine their skills in ball control, team work, and field communication all while maintaining the minimum 2.0 GPA. Our teams have worked to prove they are number one through weekly games and have now come to the Winners Circle!

Championship Tournament
Saturday, May 12
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Badger Springs Middle School
24750 Delphinium Avenue, Moreno Valley

Think Together Student Support Services would like to express our sincere appreciation as we celebrate your continued dedication to the success of the Moreno Valley Elites student-athletes. 

From our homework and academic enrichment support to healthy living, student leadership and a comprehensive sports program, the City's Think Together program offers a rich and engaging experience for our students.

For more information about the Think Together Program please call 951.571.9944.
Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Pet of the Week
Each week the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter highlights a pet available for adoption in the hopes of finding them a forever home.

This week's Pet is Bolt.

Bolt (#A477012) is a sweet three-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. He can lift the spirits of anyone he meets in a flash.


Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Bolt or other pets in search of lifelong companions.

Call the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the City’s website for more information about adopting.

Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.