Volume 84 | September 10 - September 14, 2018
Homeless to Work Program Changes Lives
The City of Moreno Valley’s Homeless to Work program is making a huge difference in the community. Since the program’s launch in January, outreach has been conducted to assure all homeless individuals have received access to health services, addiction programs, housing opportunities, and other vital resources – including the Homeless to Work program.

How does it work?
The Homeless to Work program aims to rescue Moreno Valley residents from the clutches of homelessness. The program is a partnership between the City of Moreno Valley, The Salvation Army (Moreno Valley Corps), and Waste Management. On a daily basis, The Salvation Army conducts outreach to connect homeless individuals to support services and job opportunities. Through their interactions with the homeless individuals, The Salvation Army is able to assist with obtaining driver’s licenses, identifications cards, social security cards, and other necessary items which may be creating obstacles to employment. While being employed through the Homeless to Work program with The Salvation Army, workers earn $10.50 per hour to help Keep MoVal Beautiful by removing trash and litter. By participating in the program, participants are prepared to seek employment through the City’s many businesses and employment partners including Waste Management.
What are the impacts of the program?
The City of Moreno Valley has allocated $30,000 in 2018 for the Homeless to Work program along with $80,000 for overall homeless outreach services. Although the program is only eight-months-old, the community is already seeing positive results.

Program successes and statistics:
• 300+ Outreach interactions were initiated
• 46 individuals entered the hiring process
• 23 individuals have participated
• 100+ areas have been beautified
• 10 participants attained regular employment to overcome their battle with homelessness

During the most recent Point in Time (PIT) Count, Riverside County’s Department of Public Social Services identified a homeless population of seventy-seven (77) in Moreno Valley. Based on the County’s count, the Homeless to Work program has not only exceeded expectations but has provided the following results:

•   13% of homeless individuals have gained regular employment
•   30% of homeless individuals have been employed in the program
•   100% of homeless individuals have benefited from the program

Though Moreno Valley has a low homeless population; just one individual’s suffering is one too many. The City of Moreno Valley is committed to reducing homelessness in the community, and the Homeless to Work program is helping individuals get back on their feet and reintegrate into society.  

Watch this video to find out how the Homeless to Work program is strengthening our community and changing lives in Moreno Valley.
City Wins National Cable Television Awards
The City of Moreno Valley won four National Government Programming Awards presented 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.
Moreno Valley competed against numerous cities, counties, and municipalities to win these coveted awards.

The City received awards for videos in the following categories, Community Awareness, Community Event Promotion, and Public Service Announcements.
Check out Moreno Valley’s award-winning 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.
Export Trade Assistance Partnership Program Comes to Moreno Valley
Have you ever considered selling globally? 

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this exclusive 5-session training program designed to provide business executives with strategies, insights and a ready network of contacts necessary to expand sales globally. 

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

• Session 1 – Global Business Opportunities for Small Business
• Session 2 – Cross-Cultural Communication
• Session 3 – International Trade Finance and Methods of Payment
• Session 4 – International Shipping and Legal Issues
• Session 5 – E-Commerce

An Export Trade Assistance Partnership (ETAP) Certification will be awarded upon completion of the last session. 

For more information or to register online, please visit ie-etap.eventbrite.com.
Moreno Valley Wins National Graphic Design Award
The City of Moreno Valley received the Silver Circle SAVVY Award for achievement in Graphic Design by the City/County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA).

3CMA is the nations preeminent government communications and marketing association. The mission of 3CMA is to Connect local government innovators to achieve the highest ideals of public service through the power of communications and marketing.

The award was bestowed upon Moreno Valley for artwork and print material designed for the 2017 State of the City address. This award-winning artwork can be seen throughout Moreno Valley's 2017 State of the City video.

For more information about the City's Graphic Design Team or the Media and Communication Division, please visit moval.org/media.
Employment Resource Center Welcomes
The Small Business Administration's Access to Capital Workshop
Not sure how to get access to capital for your business? 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Presents the "Access to Capital" workshop.

• Participants will learn what is necessary to get a business loan approved

• What documentation will be required

• How to present yourself and your business

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3

The workshop is FREE, but registration is highly encouraged. 

Register online at https://bit.ly/2I1WEqi.

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 Orion.

Orion (#A488715) is an adorable five-month-old Tabby. He has a loving, playful, and affectionate demeanor.

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