Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SET for LIFE 12th Annual Healthy Families for LIFE Conference & Expo


SET for LIFE will hold its 12th Annual Healthy Families for LIFE Fair and Expo on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, at 925 S Shamrock Ave., in Monrovia. The event provides medical screenings, interactive educational workshops, physical fitness activities, mammograms, cancer prevention resources and support to reduce the incidence and mortality rate of cancer within African-American, Latino, and Asian families. The event will also feature free food, giveaways, and special activities for youth and teens. Booths available. Sign-ups for the workshops can be done online at setforlifenews.org. For more information contact Patricia Duff Tucker at patricia@setorlifenews.org or setforlifenews@gmail.com.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Do You Own Property Here in Monrovia?

Attention Property Owners
The Baldwin Park Housing Authority (BPHA) is inviting ALL property owners to list their vacant rental unit(s) in the BPHA’s rental listing for Section 8 families in need of affordable housing. We accept all types of rental units of all bedroom sizes in the following five (5) cities: Baldwin Park, West Covina, El Monte, South El Monte, and Monrovia.
Benefits of Providing Rental Units to Section 8 Participants:
  • Guaranteed Rent: You will receive a guaranteed monthly payment on the first of every month and Section 8 tenants are required to pay their portion on time as well. Section 8 tenant’s rent portion is based on the household’s income; therefore, you will receive your monthly rent even if your tenant experiences a financial hardship.
  •  Higher Rents: As of July 1, 2016 BPHA has increased the Payment Standards to the 100% fair market rent.
  • Longer-Term Renters: Section 8 tenants are likely to stay for a longer time than private pay tenants; as a result, the vacancy rate can be lower resulting in higher profits.
  • Incentives to Maintain the Property: The Section 8 program requires tenants to maintain the rental property in decent, safe, and sanitary conditions at all times. BPHA provides a free annually home inspection conducted by a professional inspector. This incentive can help protect your investment.
  • Wider Access: BPHA recently opened the waiting list and accepted 2,000 applications. By accepting Section 8, your property becomes marketable to a wider pool of tenants which gives you a better chance of getting your unit rented.

Free Advertising! You can list your property unit(s) for free to the BPHA’s Unit listing which is available online and at the BPHA’s office. For more information or to list your property unit(s) please visit BPHA’s website at: www.baldwinpark.com or contact BPHA at (626) 869-7500 ext. 552. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Youth Leadership Academy - Sign Ups Available NOW!!

“To Help Youth Learn, Develop and Grow”

The Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) hosts workshops & events to train and guide community members who are ready to be community leaders. The MAP Youth Leadership Program is designed specifically to help youth learn, develop and grow so they, in turn, can take active roles in the health of their community. 

Join us every 1st & 3rd Wednesday
3:00 to 5:00 pm this school year!
September 2016 —April 2017
Grades 6th– 12th
Topics:
· Integrity & Conflict Resolution
· A Look into Local Government
· Volunteering in Your Community
· Meeting Local Youth Organizations
· Public Speaking
· Resume Building & Interview Skills


Take a look at how much our graduates loved the program!


Applications and more information available HERE!

Monday, August 15, 2016

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more”

Someone once said that “The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more”.
On August 10, our friends at Orchard Supply Hardware Monrovia were gracious enough to give our wonderful program an opportunity to do just that with this generous donation! OSH, who believes whole-heartedly in neighbors helping neighbors became our newest sponsor! They believe in the hard work that we are all doing together and wanted to be a part of it. we are so excited to put this money to good use here in the community, specifically with our Care for Your Neighbor program, which helps ALL OF US! We are so excited to be able to help out more of our neighbors with the help of OSH and you, MAP Leaders!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Baha'is of Monrovia are hosting a gathering, The Beautiful Struggle,  for people interested in developing knowledge and the courage to address race in our community. This one day workshop will be presented by Princeton University professor, Dr. Ruha Benjamin, and will provide a thought-provoking, interactive, and motivational program designed to lead to meaningful community-based action.  Don't miss this opportunity for our community to collectively gain knowledge and develop tools to be a powerfully diverse team of agents of change.


Contact Joannie at joyuille@aol.com for more information!


Monday, August 8, 2016

MAP-Ed Quarterly THIS SATURDAY!


Saturday August 13, 2016
11:00am– 1:00pm

City of Monrovia 
 Library Community Room
321 S. Myrtle
Monrovia, CA 91016


Please join us as we meet with Monrovia PD to discuss new innovative ways they are trying to build and keep trust within our community. In addition to that, the Police Department is starting a new initiative,  Project ACT (Achieving Community Trust), where they hope to open up a dialogue with community members and educating our youth to safely interact with law enforcement.

Join us, in what will be an important and informative conversation.

Please RSVP by calling Ariel at 626-932-5563 or emailing her at atolefree@ci.monrovia.ca.us