Clean and Green Pomona and the Pomona Unified School District announces tree planting initiative Clean and Green Pomona, in collaboration with the Cal Poly Pomona Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies and PUSD, are pleased to announce that grant funds have been awarded to plant trees across eight PUSD campuses starting this fall. The school sites selected are: Kellogg, Allison, Barfield, Kingsley,San Antonio, Philadelphia, Arroyo and Harrison. This will be an opportunity for all community volunteers to come together and especially those families closely associated with the campuses. Please check ‘Citizens for a Better Pomona’ Facebook page for updates or check with these schools for information on how to get involved. You can also contact Clean & Green at

 Rachel’s Challenge Helping PUSD Schools Become Safer & More Connected!
Pomona Unified is working with Rachel’s Challenge to stimulate academic achievement and social-emotional learning by focusing on the connection between students, faculty and staff. Using the remarkable story of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School tragedy, Rachel’s Challenge awakens individual hope, desire and purpose; which in turn promotes safer, more connected school communities. The entire Pomona community will be invited to attend any of the eleven community events from October 9-24, See dates and locations here:       

 President Soraya Coley opens 2017-18 Cal Poly Pomona School year
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Pomona Unified School District earns “District of Distinction Award”
We proudly congratulate Pomona Unified School District for earning 2017 “District of Distinction Award” for outstanding after-school program with special thanks to Darlene Mosher and Susie Shaw as well as talented Staff their excellent work. Read other very exciting news here!

 Cal Poly Pomona Named to U.S. News 2018 Best College List
Cal Poly Pomona has made another strong showing on the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2018” list, ranking among the top colleges and universities in the Western United States. The university ranks No. 4 among public universities in the West which includes 15 states in the U.S. News & World Report compilations.

 LA County Fair mural project brings history to the walls of Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex
“Designed with the participation of local artists and local youth, the mural is a project consistent with the mission of the Millard Sheets Art Center”, Santana says. The center “was intended to be the people’s gallery,” he said, adding that from the start it was meant to bring art to those who might not be able to go out to a place where they could enjoy an exhibit. Read More from the Inland Empire Daily Bulletin Article:

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10/10: Pomona Police Department invites you to the Northeast Area Commander Meeting
Tuesday, 7:00pm, Garfield Neighborhood Center, 563 N. Mountainview Ave. Join Lt. Vazquez for the Northeast Area Commander meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss issues specific to the Northeast area of Pomona. Please call 909-620-2318 for more info.

 10/12: Fall Employment Expo & Hiring Spree
Thursday, 9am-12pm, Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, 601 W. McKinley Ave. Meet with top employers. Full-Time and Part-Time, Hundreds of jobs available. Dress for Success! Bring your Resume!
More Info, and FREE Registration:

10/12: Brotha 2 Brotha (B2B) Mentoring Program Information Session
Thursday, October 12, 5:30pm-7pm. Pomona Library Literary Services. We welcome guest interested in obtaining more information on ways their children can potentially become involved in Brotha 2 Brotha (B2B) Mentoring Program. Checkout our website to see the events of B2B Summer Program at:{%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22308%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22}

 10/14: 2nd Saturday Art Walk, featuring Jazz Zone Network at Shaun Diamond Plaza
Saturday, 6pm-9pm. Downtown Pomona Arts Colony (2nd Street-4th Street, from Garey to Parcels (and more!))   Music featuring Ed Wing Experience

 10/14: Pomona Hope Annual Awareness & Fundraising Gala
Saturday, 6:00p. Kellogg West, Cal Poly Pomona. More Info and RSVP:

10/14: Inland valley Hope Partners 44th Annual Walk 4 the Hungry and Homeless
Saturday, 9am: Registration, 10am: walk. 101 S. Mills Ave., Claremont. Walkers, route sponsors, and canned food drives are encouraged and can register at More info:

10/14: The 2017 Latino Education Access and Development (LEAD) Conference. Univ. of La Verne.

Saturday, 8am-1pm. University of La Verne, 1950 3rd Street, La Verne, CA. The LEAD Conference will provide Latino students and families in Southern California with the knowledge and resources to make college a reality! Workshops will address issues of college access, retention, career development, and more! This year’s conference will also have special segments dedicated to DACA changes and STEM careers. This event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. The conference offers workshop tracks for high school and college students, as well as parents, and educators. More Info and FREE Registration:

10/21: #WERUNPOMONA Pomona 5K Run/Walk Through Historic Downtown.
Saturday, 8am. Downtown Pomona. WERUNPOMONA is comprised of dedicated individuals who run to promote health, safety, and to motivate others to run and engage in wellness activities such as running. #WERUNPOMONA members also value community service, and accomplish this through their community partnerships. More info: and REGISTER NOW! (Early Bird now-Oct 1)

10/21: Crossroads Women Fall Fundraiser (Ticket Sales end 10/7)
Saturday, 7-8:30pm, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave. Claremont. Acclaimed author, Dr. Jalani Cob, is a noted scholar of African-American history, mass incarceration, race, and politics. In addition to teaching at Columbia University, Mr. Cobb is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and has recently been featured in Ava DuVernay’s documentary, 13th, which highlights the intersections of race, class, and gender in relation to mass incarceration.

10/28: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, 10am-2pm, Pomona Police Station, 490 W. Mission Blvd. Drop off your expired or unwanted prescription medication at the station. Drop boxes will be available on-site for disposal.

11/1: Santa Cop Pancake Breakfast
Wednesday, 7:30am-9:30am. Pomona Police Department Parking Lot,490 W. Mission Blvd. Join us for FREE pancakes when you bring a new unwrapped toy or $5 donation. Proceeds from this event benefit Pomona families in-need.

11/5: Fall in the Farm
Saturday, 9am-3pm. The Farm at Fairplex. FREE EVENT AT FAIRPLEX! Enjoy activities and workshops open to local communities: rope making, hay baling, corn grinding, olive oil tasting, workshops and more! More information soon! Save the date!

11/11: 11th Annual Pomona Chalk Art Festival
Saturday, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, Shaun Diamond Plaza. Save the date! On 11/11, the Cultural Arts Commission and the DPOA will host 2017 Chalk Art Festival. The dull gray concrete sidewalks and plaza tiles will be transformed into colorful, pastel pathways. Pomona’s elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as families and professional artists, will join together to create temporary chalk masterpieces. Stay Tuned for more info!



10/9: Economic Development (Every 2nd Monday)
Monday, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Pomona Chamber of Commerce. 101 W Mission Blvd # 223

 10/10: Education and Career Readiness Initiative (Quarterly)
Tuesday, 4:00-6:00pm. Multipurpose Room (downstairs), Village at Indian Hill, 1460 E. Holt Ave.

10/11: Healthy Eating Active Living (Every 2nd Wednesday)
Wednesday, 3:30-5:00pm. DayOne Pomona Office, 1351 S. Main St.

 10/12: Community Engagement Board (Every 2nd Thursday)
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm. Ganesha Community Center, 1575 N. White Ave. *Networking at 3pm

 10/16: Pomona City Council (Every 1st and 3rd Monday unless otherwise indicated)
Monday, 7pm-____ . Pomona City Council Chambers. 505 S. Garey Ave.

 10/23: Healthy in Pomona Initiative (Quarterly)
Monday, 2pm-4pm, Western University of Health Sciences Nursing Science Center, Conference Room (2nd Floor). 350 S. Garey Ave.



Technology for Social Good
is a student organization in the Claremont Colleges offering technical support for nonprofits and governmental and community groups. Our free services range widely from the construction of website, database, software, app, to simulation game and etc., if your organization is interested in partnering with us please email us at

 Oktoberfest at Fairplex – Oct. 6-21, 2017
Returning Fridays & Saturdays in October with Bavarian music, authentic German food, chicken dances, games, prizes, bands and oh yea, beer! We’re making three Friday & Saturday October weekends Oktoberfest-memorable, Oktoberfest-fun and Oktoberfest-ive! Click here for more information

San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center
Service, support, and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Are you e-linked? Subscribe today to start receiving important bulletins, training information, and other announcements.

Pomona Chamber of Commerce invites you to their Referral Networking Luncheons!
Join the Pomona Chamber every 2nd Wednesday of the month to network with Chamber members while learning about latest business trends and community happenings.  The Networking Luncheon is a great way to build relationships and increase exposure for your business.

Save the Date: Senator Connie M. Leyva’s Community Quinceañera, October 22
On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Senator Connie M. Leyva will host her inaugural Community Quinceañera for 20 socio-economically disadvantaged young women at the Fairplex Convention Center. For sponsorship opportunities, any other time/talent contributions, or to nominate a young woman from the 20th Senate district, contact Benny Ayala, 909-591-7016,

Mental Health First Aid
If you are interested in free Mental health first aid classes which cover topics pertaining to youth, adults, older adults, individuals in higher education, veterans, military members and their families, law enforcement and mental health issues they may experience, please contact your community mental health trainers at:

Older Adult Mental Health First Aid
If you are interested in a free Mental health first aid which covers topics pertaining to older adults and mental health issues they may experience please contact your community mental health trainers at: There are also classes for higher education, veterans, military members and their families, law enforcement, youth and adult (both in Spanish).

The Farm at Fairplex Dinner Series now through October

This unique dining experience invites you to indulge in an evening of delectable food and drink, prepared and served al fresco at The Farm at Fairplex. Each dinner includes vegetables, fruits and herbs gathered fresh from our crops for an authentic farm-to-table experience. Each dinner is paired with wine, spirits or craft beer.

Pomona Reads: THIS SATURDAY, October 7TH!
Saturday, 12noon- 4pm. Pomona Public Library and Plaza. Planning is underway! To get involved or learn more, please visit:

Prevention and Aftercare Services at Prototypes
A free community-based family-strengthening program! Case navigation, Parent Advocate, Cultural Broker to help navigate Child Protective Services, Support Groups, Parenting Classes, and Fun Family Events! For more information: Starla Porter, 909-398-4383,

Learn How to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children
Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm. 1403 N. Garey Ave. More info contact or visit:

 Time Limited Grant Opportunities
Check out ieCAPACITERIA for a selection of foundation, federal, state and local grant opportunities that may be relevant to Inland Empire nonprofits. New list of recently released, or those that have upcoming deadlines. To the right is a report containing ongoing opportunities compiled for Inland Empire nonprofits

Be a Mentor and Change a Life-SGVCC
San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps (SGVCC) is looking for people to mentor adolescents 16-17 that reside in the San Gabriel Valley. More info: Daniel Prescott, 818-939-6283,, or visit

Download the Pomona Police Mobile App
Free from Apple Store or Google Play. If you have any questions about this or any other community program offered by the Pomona Police Department contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 909-620-2318. More info:

How to Participate in PromiseUpdates
PromiseUpdates is a bi-monthly informational email from the Pomona’s Promise Community Engagement Board to participating members, local stakeholders, and the residents of Pomona. This publication will be sent out every First and Third Thursday. Members are invited to post announcements about what is going on with their organization. Send a message to by 2 p.m. Tuesday the week of publication to be October 17, 2017