11.02.2018 M.H.M. & Associates Comments Off on $500,000 from DOJ to Fight Youth Opioid Crisis using the e3p3 Model

$500,000 from DOJ to Fight Youth Opioid Crisis using the e3p3 Model

“Our youth are in crisis, they are being influenced by many fronts to experiment with drugs and we will do all we can to help them combat bad information. Now more than ever drug use is promoted in music, movies and social media. We have to continue helping and mentoring our youth in making informed decisions,” Williams. Left to Right: Mayor Carey Davis - City of San Bernardino; Mayor Deborah Robertson - City of Rialto; Congressman Pete Aguilar ( D-Rep CA 31); Terrance Stone - CEO Young Visionaries; San Bernardino City Schools Board Member Dr. Margaret Hill; Joseph Williams San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) Board and CEO of Youth Action Project; and Luvina Beckley - CEO of M.H.M. & Associates (Professional Grants Firm)

“Our youth are in crisis, they are being influenced by many fronts to experiment with drugs and we will do all we can to help them combat bad information. Now more than ever drug use is promoted in music, movies and social media. We have to continue helping and mentoring our youth in making informed decisions,” Williams. Left to Right: Mayor Carey Davis – City of San Bernardino; Mayor Deborah Robertson – City of Rialto; Congressman Pete Aguilar ( D-Rep CA 31); Terrance Stone – CEO Young Visionaries; San Bernardino City Schools Board Member Dr. Margaret Hill; Joseph Williams San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) Board and CEO of Youth Action Project; and Luvina Beckley – CEO of M.H.M. & Associates (Professional Grants Firm)

San Bernardino, CA– San Bernardino, CA– Today, the Youth Action Project(YAP), a San Bernardino based non-profit organization, announced funding from  the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)’s 2018 Mentoring Opportunity for Youth Initiatives grant program for $500,000.

In making the announcement YAP founder Joseph Williams was accompanied by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D- San Bernardino), Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson and San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis. The grant will allow YAP, Young Visionaries’Executive Director Terrance Stone, Sigma Beta Xi’sDirector Corey Jackson, and the Youth Action Mentoring Network– to detect and assist Inland Empire students who show risk factors for opioid abuse.

“Our region has not been immune to the nationwide opioid crisis, and too often when a young person in our community struggles with addiction, they have no clear place to turn. I’m grateful for the work of Youth Action Project to provide Inland Empire youth with the resources they need to lead happy and successful lives free from the weight of opioid addiction,” said Rep. Aguilar.

The OJJDP e3p3 Modeled Grant will include the City of Rialto, and middle and high schools in Rialto.

The e3p3 Model, created by M.H.M. & Associates (a professional grant firm) serves in creating strategically aligned public, private partnerships. This win affords the City of Rialto, students and their families in being one of the first that will benefit from the program efforts to dress the Opioid Crisis.

Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson said, “Rialto continues to be a pioneer in moving initiatives forward that will empower our residents.  The e3p3 Model, created by M.H.M. & Associates (a professional grant firm) serves in creating strategically aligned public, private partnerships.  This win affords the City of Rialto, students and their families in being one of the first that will benefit from the program efforts to dress the Opioid Crisis.”

 

The project was one of 12 projects funded nationwide to provide mentoring to youth at-risk of Opioid abuse.

 

YAP, Young Visionaries and Sigma Beta Xi have all been funded under prior initiatives using the e3p3 Model, designed to accelerate grant resources into cities/regions, and were excited to see it work once again to further assist youth in the region.

Earlier this year, Rep. Aguilar’s office held a Federal Grants Workshop to highlight best practices and share strategies for success when applying for federal grants which was attended by a representative from YAP.

“Our youth are in crisis, they are being influenced by many fronts to experiment with drugs and we will do all we can to help them combat bad information. Now more than ever drug use is promoted in music, movies and social media. We have to continue helping and mentoring our youth in making informed decisions. The resources awarded by OJJDP will support our efforts to make sure the real winners are our youth,” said Joseph Williams President San Bernardino Community College Board District Board and YAP CEO.”

Today’s announcement comes just over one year since Rep Aguilar announced an additional $500,000 to combat the broader opioid crisis within the Inland Empire.

For questions regarding this announcement, the project or the e3p3 Model contact Joseph Williams at 909-75-1068 or call Luvina Beckley from Grant writing firmM.H.M & Associatesat 951-692-4646 or go online http://mhmandassociates.com

 

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10.23.2018 Dameron Communications Comments Off on Business Insider Names Dameron Communications 2019 Business Excellence Award

Business Insider Names Dameron Communications 2019 Business Excellence Award

 

 

Carl M. Dameron

Carl M. Dameron Founder and creative director of Dameron Communications Photo by Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

(Inland Empire, Calif.)  Dameron Communications is awarded a 2019 Business Excellence Award Excellence in Electronic Media – USA from Business Insider.

“I am honored to receive this recognition for our work in Electronic Media,” said Carl M. Dameron, president of Dameron Communications. “Since 1988 we have stayed on the leading edge of communications in electronic media including: websites, social media, and blogs.

I believe a bright future for communications in America lies ahead. There is a big transition from print media to electronic media, from broadcast media to on demand video and music delivery.

There are huge opportunities for communications firms as disruption of the old system, dramatically democratizes entrainment, news and music creation and delivery worldwide.  We use these changes to our client’s advantage to achieve their communication goals,” said Dameron.

Dameron Communications’ is a locally based Advertising; public relations, community relations and government relations whose work has been winning awards and client accolades for 30 years.   “We blend relationships with proven advertising and public relations methods to deliver winning and measurable results,” said Dameron.

We serve clients who make the world a better place –business small or large, government or non-profit, product, service or cause primarily in California’s Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

For more information or a free one-hour consultation call Dameron Communications at (909) 534-9500.

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09.12.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Sean Flynn Highlights Inland Empire Values in First Campaign Ad

Sean Flynn Highlights Inland Empire Values in First Campaign Ad

Sean Flynn for congress

Sean Masaki Flynn republican candiidate for the 31st congressional district.

 

Inland Empire, CA – The Sean Flynn for Congress campaign released its first television commercial today. In the ad, 31st congressional district candidate Sean Flynn outlines his background and how he differs from his opponent, Representative Pete Aguilar.

The ad, available here, began airing on local networks Thursday, September 6th. The transcript of the thirty-second ad can be found below:

 

Hi, I’m Sean Flynn.

After immigrating here, my family relied on food stamps to get by.

But with hard work, I earned a PhD and wrote a book on economics.

Politicians should read it – especially politician Pete Aguilar.

 

He votes in lockstep with Washington insiders for higher taxes, and even wants to raise the gas tax.

I’m Sean Flynn, and I approve this message because, unlike partisan Pete:

  • I’m not a politician.
  • I know how families struggle.
  • And I’ll make YOUR life more affordable.

 

Sean Flynn is a recognized economist, educator, and business owner. He is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also co-author of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies. Flynn currently serves as a board member on the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA).  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Champion and coach.

The 31st Congressional District includes all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

The General Election is on Tuesday, November 6th. For more information on Sean Flynn and his campaign for Congress visit www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com.

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09.12.2018 Dameron Communications Comments Off on Carl Dameron Morns Our Losses and Honors the Heroes of 9/11

Carl Dameron Morns Our Losses and Honors the Heroes of 9/11

 

Carl M. Dameron

Carl M. Dameron Founder and creative director of Dameron Communications Photo by Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

Inland Empire, Calif.– The heroes of September 11th, 2001 include firefighters and police officers who showed their courage by running into flaming buildings to save those who they could.  Private citizens who lead frightened people down dark staircases for dozens of flights.  Some went back up those dangerous stars to lead more people to safety and never returned.

“The heroes of 9/11 include the passengers of the hijacked and doomed United Airlines Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco who refused to be used as weapons against this nation.  They sacrificed their lives to protect untold lives in Washington D.C.,” said Carl M. Dameron president of Dameron Communications.

“The men and women who died at the Pentagon and the twin towers in New York City were killed by cowards who used terror to attack this nation.  The terrorist attempted to cause fear and division among us,” said Dameron.  “Terrorist still don’t understand that Americans come together in crisis.  We will not be intimidated by any terrorist.”

On December 2, 2015,14 peoplewere killed, and 22 others were seriously injured in a terrorist mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.  “Again, our brave citizen heroes helped their fellow victims survive.  Again, our law enforcement and firefighting heroes ran into danger to save people.  Again, this nation found the terrorist responsible and brought them to justice,’ said Dameron.

“I celebrate the contribution of our heroes and morn the losses this nation experienced on September 11thand December 2nd.  The United States I love, is place where we are not panicked by terror, but we come together to fight terrorist and injustice,’ said Dameron.

 

“The United States of America is a place that will not be bowed. We rebuilt on the site of the Twin Towers.  We reopened the Inland Regional Center,” said Dameron.   We work together to make life better an honor those who were murdered in the name of freedom.”

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07.26.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Sean Masaki Flynn to Judge and Referee at National Aikido Champion

Sean Masaki Flynn to Judge and Referee at National Aikido Champion

Former national Aikido Champion Sean Masiki Flynn is a judge and referee at the 2018 US National Championship Tournament in San Diego, at Mesa CollegeFriday through Sunday,July 27-29, 2018.

 

Inland Empire, Calif.  Former national Aikido Champion Sean Masiki Flynn is a judge and referee at the 2018 US National Championship Tournament in San Diego, at Mesa College Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, 2018.

Aikido seminars and workshops are all day Friday, and kyogi (competition) begins on Saturday and Sunday.

The competition will be comprised of the usual events: Individual Randori (men and women); Embu(junanahon empty-handed); Black Belt Embu (junanahon with tanto); Koryu Goshin no Kata Embu (all ranks); and Freestyle Embu (all ranks) Kongodantaisen (under the new modified format)

Participants are responsible for their own lodgings and food (except the award banquet).  The cost to compete are: $100 for TAA Members, $120 for non-members and $20 for awards banquet at 6:00pm on Sunday July 29th.

Open to competitors 14 years and older. Registration is open until July 19.  To register go to https://tomiki.org/nationals2018/

Tomiki Aikido of the Americas, Inc. (TAA) was established in 1990 to promote the practice of Professor Kenji Tomiki’s system of sport Aikido.

The organization brings together Aikido clubs in North, South and Central America with publications,newsletters, seminars, and competitions. They also coordinate activities with other national and international Aikido organizations.

Flynn is 4th degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido.  He is direct student of world champion Robert Dziubla (8th dan).  He received additional extensive training in Japan under grand masters Tetsuo Nariyama (9th dan), Fumiaki Shishida (8th dan), and Kenshi Uno (7thDan).

The dan () ranking system is used by many Japanese organizations and Korean martial arts to indicate the level of one’s ability within a certain subject matter.

Championships won by Flynn include: Overall National Champion (forms plus full-contact), 2014; National Forms Champion, 2008; Full-contact runner up, 2006 U.S. National Aikido Tournament; Aikido full-contact champion, 2005 Arnold Battle of Columbus; and National Forms Champion, 2002

A former coach, five of Flynn’s students—Robyn Millan, Jack McKenna, Janine Parziale, Jeff Stickle, and Tiffany Doan—have won U.S. national championships in either forms or sparring.  He is also a member of the Tomiki Aikido of the Americas Board of Directors.

Flynn is also running for Congress in the 31st Congressional District in San Bernardino California. Flynn lives in Redlands CA.

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07.17.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Sean Masaki Flynn Calls on Congress to Protect The 2018 U.S. Elections

Sean Masaki Flynn Calls on Congress to Protect The 2018 U.S. Elections

Sean Masaki Flynn.

“I call on American patriots, both Democrats and Republicans, to ask Congress to enact measures to secure our elections from foreign mischief and to protect America’s digital infrastructure,” said Sean Masaki Flynn.

Inland Empire, Calif .  There is no doubt. Russia interfered in 2016 election.   I take issue with the President’s assertion yesterday that it may have been otherwise, and so does his own Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coates.

We must aggressively counter Russian spying and interference, not only in our election processes but across the full range of military and civilian spying operations that Russia is currently mounting against us.

These spying and disinformation operations were started in the 1920s by the old Soviet Union and were continued enthusiastically by Russian President Putin after he took control of Russia in 2000.  They are the actions of an enemy and must be treated as such.

Consequently, President Trump’s comments at his press conference with Putin in Helsinki were disturbing on several fronts.  First, they appear to be based on a failure to recognize Russia’s century old hostility toward the United States.  Even more grave, his comments fail to reflect the justified suspicion and caution that our leadership should maintain in any and all diplomatic interactions with Russia given its long history of aggression against the United States, Ukraine, and the rest of the world.

Many U.S. Presidents have met with Soviet and Russian leaders.  Roosevelt met with Stalin, as did Truman.  Eisenhower met with Khrushchev, as did Kennedy.  Nixon met with Brezhnev.  Reagan with Gorbachev.  George W. Bush and Barack Obama met with Putin. But all of them did so with the explicit acknowledgement that Russia and the Soviet Union were hostile to the interests of the United States.

President Donald Trump should trust his Director of National Intelligence about Russian responsibility for the hacks.  The evidence is definitive.  But that evidence is just a drop in the ocean when compared with the unceasing aggression that Russia has directed at us and the rest of the world for nearly a century.

A leopard does not change his spots.  Putin remains a tyrant.  And President Trump must respect history if he wants to dance with the Russian Bear.

I call on American patriots, both Democrats and Republicans, to ask Congress to enact measures to secure our elections from foreign mischief and to protect America’s digital infrastructure going forward.  Russia is not the only threat, and we must be prepared for all comers and all methods of attack.

 About Sean MasakiFlynn for Congress

Sean Masaki Flynn is the republican candidate for the 31st Congressional District.  Flynn is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies and Board member on the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association (SBCERA).  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and coach.

Flynn is single and lives in Redlands.

The 31st Congressional Districtincludesall or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

The General Election on Tuesday, November 6.  For more information on the Flynn campaign go to www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com

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07.11.2018 Carrie Madrid Comments Off on Gala Raises Funds for Local Breast Cancer Survivors

Gala Raises Funds for Local Breast Cancer Survivors

The Care Project Woman of Excellence award

The Care Project Woman of Excellence award goes to Senior Vice President, Area Manager – Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan – Riverside County Area, Vita Willett.

Riverside, Calif.  – The CARE Project Inc. (TCP) hosts its annual Fundraising Gala, An Evening of Caring.  The Gala is a celebration of life and breast cancer survivorship.  The evening includes dinner, dancing and the 2018 Excellence Awards

The Gala is Saturday, September 29 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom at 3400 Market Street in Downtown Riverside.  The Gala begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $100.00 per person and go on sale August 1st at https://tcpgala.eventbrite.com.  You can also sponsor a survivor or simply donate to TCP using the same eventbrite link.

“Come celebrate life and meet the very breast cancer patients and survivors The CARE Project serves.  Get your tickets early, this event sells out every year.” said Carrie Madrid founder and president of TCP.

The Care Project, Inc.

The Care Project Man of Excellence award goes to Riverside Police Detective and Founder of the Raincross Boxing Academy and Generation of Action Internship, Mario Dorado.

TCP excellence awards honorees include:  The Man of Excellence award presented to Riverside Police Detective and Founder of the Raincross Boxing Academy and Generation of Action Internship, Mario Dorado.  The Woman of Excellence award will go to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Senior Vice President, Area Manager – Riverside County, Vita Willett.

“At the Gala The CARE Project will issue its largest grant of the year to a breast cancer patient in financial need.  The Shannon K. Brown Grant is in memory of Mentor, Life Coach and volunteer, Shannon Brown who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and passed away at age 36,” said Madrid. 

Carrie Madrid began non-profit The CARE Project Inc., two years after her own Stage III breast cancer diagnosis.  As she survived the ordeal and met other breast cancer patients Madrid realized that there was a great need for a local organization to provide emotional and financial support to male and female breast cancer patients undergoing and recovering from treatment.  

“While undergoing treatment and not working full time, we realize that everyday necessities become luxuries.  We aim to help with those very needs”, said Madrid.  

“Our motto at The CARE Project, Inc. is “Never stop caring!” Help us CARE for others while enjoying this savings pass”, said The CARE Project, Inc., Carrie Madrid, president.

“Come celebrate life and meet the very breast cancer patients and survivors The CARE Project serves.  Get your tickets early, this event sells out every year.” said Carrie Madrid founder and president of TCP.

Financial Support includes: one-time grants for utility bills, rental assistance and co-pays.  Uber, Lyft or Fuel cards to help with transportation to and from treatments. Gift cards for groceries and household items.  

Emotional Support includes: Survivor Social Club, Survivor Mentorships and 24/7 text hotline.

The CARE Project also can provide compression garments for survivors suffering with lymphedema, mastectomy bras, chemo jackets and Chemo CARE Packages.

For more information contact Carrie Madrid at cmadrid@thecareprojectinc.org or at (951)742-7405.  For sponsorship opportunities contact Diana Jaurigue at (951) 742-7405, djaurigue@thecareprojectinc.org or go to  www.thecareprojectinc.org .

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07.11.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Supreme Court Nominations Comment from Sean Masaki Flynn

Supreme Court Nominations Comment from Sean Masaki Flynn

Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn and Tammi Martin-Riles President of the Black Chamber of Commerce at the Chambers Youth Summit.

From Sean Masaki Flynn, Candidate for the 31st Congressional District

 Inland Empire, Calif.,   While members of the U.S. House of Representatives do not vote on Supreme Court nominations, I of course take this process extremely seriously.  I do not agree with all of his opinions, but I believe Judge Kavanaugh deserves a fair consideration by the U.S. Senate.

While I appreciate passion, it was hard to watch certain members of Congress join aggressive protests last night only seconds after the President announced his selection. If elected, my goal would be to dial back the harsh rhetoric, fear mongering and bitter partisanship that has defined Washington D.C.  We can debate the merits of this selection, but elected officials should lead by example with regard to tone and rhetoric.

This is a contrast I draw in my race for Congress.  We have seen my opponent, Congressman Aguilar time and again dip to new lows in his charged and over-the-top rhetoric.

 

The 31st Congressional District represents all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

Flynn is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and coach.

For more information on the Flynn campaign go to www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com

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07.11.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Racist Comments Made by Prosecutor SB County Michael Selyem 

Racist Comments Made by Prosecutor SB County Michael Selyem 

Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn calls ot Racist Remarks

From Sean Flynn, Candidate for the 31st Congressional District

 Inland Empire, Calif.,   The blatantly racist comments made by prosecutor Michael Selyem on Facebook and Twitter are unacceptable.  Any person who holds and broadcasts such racist views does not belong in government.  Unpaid leave is not enough.  Selyem must be terminated both for his own actions and for the damage he has inflicted on local law enforcement.

The 31st Congressional District The district represents all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

Flynn is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and coach.

For more information on the Flynn campaign go to www.SeanFlynnforCongress.com

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06.06.2018 Sean Flynn for Congress Comments Off on Sean Flynn Surges to First Place in Tuesday’s Primary Election

Sean Flynn Surges to First Place in Tuesday’s Primary Election

“Tuesday night’s results confirm that this is a winnable district. We have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but I am confident we can bring new leadership to this district,” said Sean Flynn Candidate for the 31st Congressional District.

Inland Empire Calif.  – Sean Flynn for Congress released the following statement after surging to first place in Tuesday’s primary election:

“I am humbled by the support from the voters last night. While there are still votes being counted, last night’s first place finish confirms that this is a winnable district. I want to thank my campaign team and our incredible volunteers who worked hard to make this win a reality.” said Sean Flynn.

“We have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but I am confident we can bring new leadership to this district,” Flynn  added.

Sean Flynn was the only Republican challenger to defeat an incumbent in the State of California on Tuesday night.  The victory has attracted national attention to the race.

The 31st District includes all or portions of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, and Rialto.

Flynn is the best-selling author of Economics for Dummies. He is also coauthor of the world’s best-selling college economics textbook, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies.  An avid martial arts enthusiast, Flynn is also a former U.S. National Aikido Forms Champion and coach. Flynn is single and lives in Redlands.

For more information on the Sean Flynn for Congress campaign go to www.SeanFlynnForCongress.com

The General Election is on Tuesday, November 6.

 

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