January , 2015 
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Calendar of Events Calendar
Tuesday, January 20th 
City Council Meeting 
City of Merced CivicCenter 
678 West 18th Street
MercedCA 95340
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Thursday, January 22nd 
13161 Jefferson Street
Le Grand, CA
5:00 pm - 8 pm 
Saturday, January 24th 
Merced College, Theatre
3600 M. Street Merced, CA
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Saturday, January 31st 
Merced College, Theatre
3600 M. Street Merced, CA
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Thursday, January 29th 
Tenaya Middle School Auditorium
760 W.  8th Street Merced, CA
Starts at 7:00 pm 
Monday, February 9th 
Merced County Department of Mental Health Training Room
1137 B Street Merced, CA 95340
Door open at 1:00 pm 
Friday, February 6th 
Merced County Department of Mental Health Training Room
1137 B Street Merced, CA 95340
9:00 am to 4:00 pm 
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We'Ced Media: Youth Highlightyouthhighlight
Youth Reflect After Forum on Police Relations in South Merced

(By We'Ced Youth Media & The kNOw Youth Media photo: We'Ced)


On Saturday January 10, more than two dozen young people gathered at the newly opened McNamara Youth Center in South Merced to participate in a conversation on the relationship between law enforcement and youth..


In the News: InThenews
[Merced Sun Star] BY: Thaddeus Miller 
There was standing room only Tuesday in the McNamara Park Youth Center as scores of people gathered to celebrate the reopening of the newly refurbished building in south Merced.
In the News:
[Merced Sun Star] Ana B. Ibarra
Two community projects that would enhance roads and create safe routes for pedestrians in the Planada and Franklin-Beachwood areas are moving forward after the Merced County Board of Supervisors approved final plans...
Grant Opportunity: First 5 Merced Mini-Grants Now Open GrantOpportunities
First 5 Merced County opened its second cycle of community mini-grants for 2014-2015, which are meant to be distributed among local organizations that propose programs benefiting children age 5 and under.

Those encouraged to apply include: nonprofit agencies, private businesses, community groups and governmental units. 

Completed applications for the grants are due by 4 p.m. Feb 20th. 

For applications instructions, visit www.first5mercedcounty.org or call (209) 385-7337.

Upcoming BHC Event: Purgatorio: Undocumented HealthPurgatorio

Building Healthy Communities Merced and The California Endowment are proud to present a free Community Screening Series in Merced County of the award-winning documentary "Purgatorio" in support of The California Endowment's #Health4All campaign.

This is a free screening, be sure to RSVP at rrcinemaproductions@gmail.com


Internship Opportunity: Health Career Connection HCC

Health Career Connection is excited to announce that the application for next summer's Health Career Connection Internship Program is now open! HCC will
be accepting applications until February 9th, 2015. 

Last summer HCC placed 7 students in internships with United Way Merced County, Golden Valley Health Center, Merced County Public Health, the Merced Organizing Project, and We'ced Youth Media. 
HCC highly encourages all college students (community college and 4-year universities) from the BHC and local community to apply. 

For more information, questions about the program or applications please visit their website or email Alivia Shorter, HCC Program Manager at ashorter@healthcareers.org.

Building Healthy Communities Merced is a proud partner of United Way of Merced County.