News

June 13, 2018

OCEANSIDE PROMISE RECEIVES $200,000 STUART FOUNDATION GRANT & CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK-FUNDED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Grants to impact student success from cradle to college and through career

The Oceanside Promise announced today that it has been awarded direct and indirect grant funding from the Stuart Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York.  The Stuart Foundation’s Board of Directors recently approved a $200,000, 18-month grant to support organizational capacity for the Oceanside Promise community-wide partnership whereas the Corporation’s philanthropic support will provide technical assistance for advancing transformational, equitable, and sustainable social change throughout Oceanside.  Together, the grants will enable the Oceanside Promise to better align and leverage the programs, services, and resources of its more than 40 cross-sector partners to ensure Oceanside’s children and students achieve their fullest potential in college, career, and life.

“We appreciate the Stuart Foundation’s and Carnegie Corporation of New York’s support of our collective efforts to improve opportunities and outcomes for Oceanside’s children from cradle to college and through career,” commented Nicole Magnuson, executive director of the Oceanside Promise.  “The entire community benefits when our children succeed, and the Oceanside Promise partners are working together to help ensure every child has equitable access to economic and life opportunities regardless of race, income or ability.”

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Events

June 19 & 25, 2018

THE OCEANSIDE PROMISE PARTNERS UNITE TO PROMOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY LITERACY AT LIBBY LAKE & BALDERRAMA PARKS

The Oceanside Promise partners are joining together to promote the importance of early literacy and to encourage enrollment in high quality early childhood environments during two upcoming Oceanside neighborhood events. Families with young children and students surrounding Libby Lake Park (June 19) and Balderrama Park (June 25) are invited to the events, which are free to the public and will offer FREE food, fun, and literacy-based activities.

WHAT:  The Oceanside Promise’s Love of Literacy Summer Reading Events for Families with Young Children and Students attending Oceanside Unified School District      

WHO:  The Oceanside Promise Partners including Oceanside Unified School District, OUSD’s Nutrition Services, the City of Oceanside, Oceanside Public Library, Education Begins in the Home, Children’s Paradise, The Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside, the Oceanside Art Museum, Vista Community Clinic’s A+ Dental Mobile, SDHHSA’s CalFresh, Nurse Family Partnership, and Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention Programs, Palomar Family Counseling, Oceanside Police Department and many more!

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19 - 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Libby Lake Park) and Monday, June 25 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Balderrama Park)

WHERE:    Libby Lake Park, 504 Calle Montecito, Oceanside and Balderrama Park, 709 San Diego Street, Oceanside

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS:  Guest readers to young children include representatives from the Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department, Camp Pendleton, Libby Elementary School, Laurel Elementary School, and Palomar Family Counseling.  Special appearances by Clifford the Big Red Dog and Principal Dyna.

The Oceanside Promise partners are committed to improving the success of young children and students throughout Oceanside.  Our early childhood success efforts are focused on increasing Kindergarten readiness and third grade literacy in our highest poverty, and lowest performing neighborhoods. With a shared vision and aligned resources we believe that we can ensure children and families have the support their need to help every child and student reach their fullest potential in college, career, and life. In-kind and financial support for the events is provided by San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency / Live Well, North County Lifeline, Wal-Mart, and Mission Federal Credit Union.