Volume 78 | July 23 - 27, 2018
Moreno Valley City Council & School Board Sign Historic Resolution to Provide Work Experience Program for the City's Most Vulnerable Youth
The City of Moreno Valley and the Moreno Valley Unified School District signed their first-ever Joint Resolution to establish a collaborative program to provide invaluable work experience to the City's most vulnerable youth.
Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez was joined by School Board President Susan Smith as well as members of the Moreno Valley City Council and Unified School Board, for the signing of the resolution at a special ceremony hosted by the City.
The Mayor’s Apprenticeship Program Promoting Employment Development or "M.A.P.P.E.D." will provide high school students of all abilities with the support, training, and paid work experience they need to excel after high school. Students will be assigned to various city departments depending on their preference. The school district will provide on-going training to City staff in working with students along with transportation. 
This year-long program, fully funded by the City, is designed to help at-risk students with mild to moderate special needs, who are identified as an English learner, and come from a lower socioeconomic background. The program will accommodate 80 students each year resulting in hundreds of students eventually participating in this program.
"We as a City are lifting these students up – and providing them with on-the-job training and real-life experience that up until now had been out of reach especially throughout the school year," Mayor Gutierrez remarked.
The first session of M.A.P.P.E.D. will launch this fall. This program is another example of the strong working relationship between the City and the Moreno Valley Unified School District. 

For more information about M.A.P.P.E.D. please contact the City Council Office at 951.413.3008.
City Nominated for National Cable Television Awards
The City of Moreno Valley was nominated for four National Government Programming Awards by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA).

NATOA is the premier local government professional association that provides support, and actively analyzes or addresses emerging issues for many local, state, and federal communications laws, administrative rulings, judicial decisions, and technology that impacts the interests of municipalities. This organization re cognizes excellence in government television programming throughout the United States.
On August 30 Moreno Valley will compete against numerous cities, counties, and municipalities to win the coveted Government Programming Award. Moreno Valley received award nominations for Community Awareness, Community Event Promotion, and Public Service Announcement.
Check out Moreno Valley’s nominated videos:

These videos and many more are available to view on MVTV-3,  Facebook , or the  City’s YouTube channel . This ever-expanding YouTube Channel provides a great way to connect to your City.
For more information, please contact Media and Communications at 951.413.3053.
Moreno Valley Provides Helpful Power Outage Updates During Heat Wave
The Moreno Valley Utility (MVU) and Southern California Edison (SCE) want to make sure our community is provided the best updates on the status of potential power outages triggered by high temperatures.

When an SCE power outage occurs, updates on these outages can be found at sce.com/wps/portal/home/outage-center (click on view current outages).  
If a rare MVU outage occurs, residents may find updated information at mvumobile.com/outage or via the free MyMVU mobile app. The mobile app is available on both iOS and Android platforms. Download the free app today from the Apple and Google Play stores. Customers can easily set up the online portal by visiting mvumobile.com/portal from any desktop computer. Watch a video about the MyMVU app here: youtu.be/79shdqiNPIE.

There are also many helpful energy tips to conserve energy on MVU's website and mobile app.
Career Assessment Software Available at the ERC 
Are you looking for direction in choosing a new career? 

Are you wondering if your current job is the best one for you? 

Thinking of starting school but not sure which major to select? 

Join us at the ERC to see how our Career Assessment Software, Focus 2 Career, can help you reach your goals! 

Benefits of Career Assessment: 
  • Learn what job best suits you based on your personality, skills, and values
  • Understand how your skills match job requirements in in-demand fields

Visit the ERC today to receive a FREE customized Career Assessment Report to learn how you can reach your academic or professional goals! 

No Appointment Necessary! 

For more information, please visit the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center located at 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3 or call (951) 413-3920.
Have You ever Thought of Owning Your Own Business?
SBDC presents…
"How to Start a Small Business"
Wednesday, August 1
5:00 - 7:00 pm 

Starting a business on your own can be intimidating. Take the fear out of getting started with the SBDC’s “Must Know” guide to starting your own business. Pro tips cover:

• Being an Entrepreneur
• Business Planning
• Small Business Financing
• Legal Forms of Organization
• Licensing and Permits

This FREE Workshop will be held at the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center located at 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3. 

Take the guess work out of starting your business!

If you are interested in attending this workshop, register today at iesmallbusiness.com.
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 Mel. 

Mel (#A487321) is a tremendous six-year-old Shorthair Chihuahua. He is a laid back and easy-going dog that would love to be by your side.

Please visit the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter located at 14041 Elsworth Street to inquire about adopting Mel 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.