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Current Classes and Workshops

Aug. 5 New National Workforce Development Efforts Workshop

Aug. 5 event- New National Workforce Development Efforts: President Obama’s Job-Driven Training Initiative and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014

Hear from Ben Seigel, Senior Policy Advisor/Deputy Director from the Department of Labor, on youth employment, apprenticeship, immigrant integration, grants, and other skills related work.

He will provide us with insightful workforce development information. At this event, we will also discuss collaborative approaches to create new internships, collaborative grant writing opportunities, job opportunities, and training programs.

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
We will start promptly at 5 pm and end at 7:30 pm.
Location: Liberty Park and Fitness Center, Washington Room
19211 Studebaker Road Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 916-8565

Ben Seigel is Deputy Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor. Ben helps lead the Department’s partnership activities and works especially closely with nonprofits, community-based organizations, and workforce development agencies. He also spearheads the Department’s efforts around addressing long-term unemployment. Prior to joining the Department of Labor and the Obama Administration in 2010, Ben was Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Seedco, a national workforce and community development nonprofit organization. Ben has a Bachelor’s Degree from Swarthmore College and a Master’s Degree from New York University. For more background Ben, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/benseigel/

Note: Please send this invitation to your contacts
Please consider sending this form to your contacts. We hope to create a collaborate group to help our youth and adults prepare for the workforce. Register now. Space is limited.

Contact: Dr. Sarai Koo, CEO and Founder of MAPS 4 College and Project SPICES Email: Saraikoo@gmail.com Phone: (213) 718-9676 www.maps4college.org www.projectspices.com

MAPS 4 College is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that helps students succeed in school, college, and life. MAPS engages students in a rigorous comprehensive, one of a kind learning skills program designed to develop and inspire lifelong learning and workforce readiness. In 2014, out of 28 cities in San Gabriel Valley, the California Park and Recreation Society District 13 awarded MAPS 4 College the “Best of the Best Community Service” organization.

MAPS 4 College is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps students succeed in school, college, and life. MAPS serves inner-city, low-income minority youth who have multiple barriers by providing them with human development programs that are multi-disciplinary, holistic, evidence-based. With MAPS, students realign their principles and values and become leaders in social good for themselves and the world around them. Our results-oriented innovative programs prepare and launch students to get to college, finish college, and position themselves to thrive in life. In 2014, out of 28 cities in San Gabriel Valley, the California Park and Recreation Society District 13 awarded MAPS 4 College the “Best of the Best Community Service” organization.

Project SPICES is a socially conscious enterprise bringing about the full human potential of its clients through careful human mapping, empowering people of all ages to live a purpose driven life. SPICES provides proven, holistic programs and training services that invigorates people within their communities to get the most out of their lives, personally and professionally. SPICES partners with individuals, agencies, businesses, and cities.

OUR SPONSORS
MAPS 4 College Project SPICES Carol Chen, Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem (personal sponsor) RL Business Plans Starbucks – Buena Park Olive Garden – Cerritos 85C Bakery Cafe – Cerritos Polly’s Pies Restaurant – Cerritos Black Bear Diner – Buena Park Your Space Self Storage – Norwalk


Love U2: Relationship Smarts PLUS

Love U2: Relationship Smarts PLUS to guide youth in building healthy relationships and making wise choices. Topics include: maturity, values clarification and peer pressure, attractions and infatuation, building blocks for positive relationships, identify and future orientation, how to gauge relationship health, the low-risk relationship strategy, principles of smart relationships, the nature of true intimacy and a realistic concept of love, and breaking up.  Also features cutting edge date violence prevention material.

9 hours

Cost: $0

Age requirement: 15 years – 18 years

Dates: Tuesdays, May 6 – 27

Time: 6:00 – 8:15 pm

Location: Teri G. Muse Family Service Center, 14305 Morgan Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

 

Note: Complete this course and receive 25% off in the 5-week College Preparation program classes.  Students must complete a minimum of 8 hours by coming to the workshop on time and leaving when the workshop is finished. 


Relationship Classes for Adults

Pickpartner

The PICK-a-Partner Program (Premarital Interpersonal Choices & Knowledge)  is a  curriculum based on elaboration of the Relationship Attachment Model (RAM) divided into two major sections: the head and the heart. Section 1 is an overview of the RAM that explains the importance of building safe relationships while knowing what to look for in a dating partner. Section 2 and 3 develop the five key areas to explore in a partner in order to have an accurate understanding of what that person would be like in a long-term relationship. This is referred to as “head knowledge” in the RAM. The last two sections, 4 and 5, explain the “heart knowledge” of the RAM- the dynamics of trust, reliance, commitment and sexual touch. Appropriate for teens through adults.

El programa de PICK-un-compañero (Las siglas PICK en Ingles significan: Premarital Interpersonal Opciones y Conocimiento) es un currículo basado en la elaboración del Modelo de Relación de Apego (RAM, por sus siglas en Ingles), dividido en dos secciones principales: la cabeza y el corazón. La Sección 1 es un resumen de la memoria RAM que explica la importancia de construir relaciones seguras, al saber qué buscar en la pareja durante el noviazgo. Sección 2 y 3 desarrollan las cinco áreas claves a explorar en una pareja para tener una idea precisa de lo que esa persona sería en una relación a largo plazo. Esto se conoce como “conocimiento en la cabeza” en la memoria RAM. Las dos últimas secciones, 4 y 5, explican el “conocimiento en el corazón” de la memoria RAM, la dinámica de la confianza, la dependencia, el tacto y el compromiso sexual. Apropiado para adultos hasta adolecentes.

 

Time: 8 hours

Cost: $0 Age requirement: Adults

Date/Time: Apr. 2 – 24, 2014

Session 1: Monday, April 28 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Wednesday, April 29- 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Thursday, May 1- 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2: Monday, May 12- 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Wednesday, May 14- 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Thursday, May 15- 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Teri G. Muse Family Service Center, 14305 Morgan Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706


5-Week College Prep Program

5 WEEK COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM

Learn what it takes to get ready for a four-year college and life.  Do students think getting accepted to college is about getting good grades, volunteering to gain community service hours, or joining certain clubs?  There’s much more than you think. With the percentage of low-income, minority students not finishing college, take this prep series and learn what you need to get ready for college while you are in high school – academically, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Topics:

1) Money Issues: Financial Aid and Scholarship, and more
2) Finding the right college for 4 you
3) Being equipped for success in college and life — the secret to avoid dropping out!
4) Preparing to go to College – the MAPS way
5) The 5 “C-crets” to maximizing your entire life

6) Going to College? The realities of testing: ACT, SAT, and no test.

Bonus: Find out how to polish your UC application with an UC application reader.  Receive up to 30-minute personal evaluation and tips to improve your application.

Session 1: Mondays 3 – 5 pm, June 2 – 30, 2014

Session 2: Mondays 6 – 8 pm, June 2 – 30, 2014

Cost: $75

Location: Teri G. Muse Family Service Center, 14305 Morgan Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

(Minimum of 5 people must register per session)

* Note: Take any of our relationship classes and receive up to 75% off; you must complete the relationship classes in its entirety.  Low-income Baldwin Park residents who qualify may be subsidized for some or most of the program cost. 

 

Register with the City of Baldwin Park

Esther Snyder Community Center

4100 Baldwin Park Blvd.

Baldwin Park, CA 91706

(626) 813-5245

Hours of Operation: M- Th., 8 am – 8 pm; Fri, 8 am – 6 pm

Registration opens soon

First come first serve.  Baldwin Park residents may be subsidized.

 

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Apr

Love U2: Relationship Smarts PLUS

Love U2: Relationship Smarts PLUS to guide youth in building healthy relationships and making wise choices. Topics include: maturity, values clarification and peer pressure, attractions and infatuation, building blocks for positive relationships, identify and future orientation, how to gauge relationship health, the low-risk relationship strategy, principles of smart relationships, the nature of true intimacy and a realistic concept of love, and breaking up.  Also features cutting edge date violence prevention material.

 http://www.relationshipsca.org/classes/find-a-class/details/1298

9 hours

Cost: $0

Age requirement: 15 years – 18 years

Dates: Tuesdays, May 6 – 27

Time: 6:00 – 8:15 pm

Location: Teri G. Muse Family Service Center, 14305 Morgan Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

 

Note: Complete this course and receive 25% off in the 5-week College Preparation program classes.  Students must complete a minimum of 8 hours by coming to the workshop on time and leaving when the workshop is finished.

 

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10
Apr

Connections: Dating and Emotions

Connections: Dating and EmotionsThis innovative, research-based curriculum helps teens understand the challenges that arise in early relationships, develop healthy dating practices, self-regulate intense emotions and cultivate life skills.  Engaging, interactive, ready-to-teach lessons show teens:  how positive relationships develop, effective ways to communicate, how to spot destructive patterns, to deal with emotions, and other essential healthy interpersonal skills. Content also integrates material from the highly-respected PREP® program. This 17-lesson course helps teens understand early relationships – and helps establish a strong foundation for later life.

http://www.relationshipsca.org/classes/find-a-class/details/1299

8.5 hours

Cost: $0

Age requirement: 15 years – 18 years

Dates: Wednesdays, May 14 – 28

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Location: Teri G. Muse Family Service Center, 14305 Morgan Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

 

Note: Complete this course and receive 25% off in the 5-week College Preparation program classes.  Students must complete a minimum of 8 hours by coming to the workshop on time and leaving when the workshop is finished. 

HealthyChoices
10
Apr

Healthy Choices and Healthy Relationships

Learn why students get together and break up, why couples argue and fight, and why things happen in relationships. This workshop teaches high school students to make informed choices about their relationships, their goals, and the way they live their lives. Examine how peers, family, and media influence expectations about love and life.  They discuss appropriate friendship and dating behaviors, identify and prepare for potential problems, explore the nature of mature interpersonal behavior, practice decision-making and problem solving, and learn other life skills necessary for overall wellness.

http://www.relationshipsca.org/classes/find-a-class/details/1297

8.5 hours

Cost: $0

Age requirement: 15 years – 18 years

Dates: Mondays, May 12 – 26

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Location: Teri G. Muse Family Service Center, 14305 Morgan Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

 

Note: Complete this course and receive 25% off in the MAPS 4 College’s  5-week College Preparation program classes.  Students must complete a minimum of 8 hours by coming to the workshop on time and leaving when the workshop is finished.

 


Covered CA services

MAPS 4 College became the only Covered CA Entity in Baldwin Park to sign-up individuals and family for Covered CA.

MAPS believes in holistic development; providing Covered CA information and services is one way to ensure people’s needs are met. Since most of the Baldwin Park residents are low-income, many people have come to see our certified counselors to enroll in the program.

 


PICK a Partner – Session 2

Date and Time:

Monday, April 21, 2014 – 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014 – 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location:

Teri G. Muse Family Service Center/MAPS 4 College, 14305 Morgan Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Language:  English and Spanish

The PICK-a-Partner Program (Premarital Interpersonal Choices & Knowledge)  is a  curriculum based on elaboration of the Relationship Attachment Model (RAM) divided into two major sections: the head and the heart. Section 1 is an overview of the RAM that explains the importance of building safe relationships while knowing what to look for in a dating partner. Section 2 and 3 develop the five key areas to explore in a partner in order to have an accurate understanding of what that person would be like in a long-term relationship. This is referred to as “head knowledge” in the RAM. The last two sections, 4 and 5, explain the “heart knowledge” of the RAM- the dynamics of trust, reliance, commitment and sexual touch. Appropriate for teens through adults.

El programa de PICK-un-compañero (Las siglas PICK en Ingles significan: Premarital Interpersonal Opciones y Conocimiento) es un currículo basado en la elaboración del Modelo de Relación de Apego (RAM, por sus siglas en Ingles), dividido en dos secciones principales: la cabeza y el corazón. La Sección 1 es un resumen de la memoria RAM que explica la importancia de construir relaciones seguras, al saber qué buscar en la pareja durante el noviazgo. Sección 2 y 3 desarrollan las cinco áreas claves a explorar en una pareja para tener una idea precisa de lo que esa persona sería en una relación a largo plazo. Esto se conoce como “conocimiento en la cabeza” en la memoria RAM. Las dos últimas secciones, 4 y 5, explican el “conocimiento en el corazón” de la memoria RAM, la dinámica de la confianza, la dependencia, el tacto y el compromiso sexual. Apropiado para adultos hasta adolecentes.

Registration: mapsforcollege@gmail.com

Phone: 310-487-1228