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COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall: Applying to College & How to Pay For It

Thursday, December 3, 2020
   

 

On Thursday, December 3rd from 4-5pm, I will be hosting another Tele-Town Hall discussion, this time on applying for college and how to pay for higher education. I will be joined by professionals in admissions and financial aid who will provide parents and guardians with some tips for what to look out for as their high schooler is going through the process, and some advice to students as they navigate different application requirements. We will also discuss resources available to applicants who qualify for financial aid and explore scholarship opportunities available to students from a variety of backgrounds. I will be joined by: 

Donna San Miguel • CSUSM Executive Director of Recruitment & Outreach 
Edwin Chikukwa Financial Advisor, Cash for College Student Aid Commission
 

2020 Veteran & Service Member Awards - Virtual Ceremony

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Child Safety Webinar: Human Trafficking & Online Predators

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Veteran & Military Service Awards - Virtual Ceremony

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
   

 

Child Online Safety Webinar - Human Trafficking & Online Predators

Thursday, November 12, 2020
   

Sex trafficking is the largest underground economy in San Diego after drug trafficking, and social media is often a preferred method for targeting the most vulnerable. With kids online more than ever these days, they are at greater risk of becoming vulnerable to traffickers.
 
On Thursday, November 12th, from 4 – 5pm, I will be hosting a virtual webinar with District Attorney Summer Stephan and Community Partnership Prosecutor Cheryl Sueing-Jones to talk to you about how to protect your children from becoming victims of human trafficking and other forms of online sexual exploitation.
 
District Attorney Stephan has devoted her life to protecting children and giving a voice for justice to the voiceless and most vulnerable. She is a national leader in the fight against sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
 
We will be hosting this discussion via zoom. Attendees will have the option to submit questions via the Q&A system, but will not be permitted to share audio or video. If you want to join us, please click the button below to RSVP and receive a zoom link to join. 
        
   

 

I hope you’ll be able to attend this important discussion. For those who are unable to join, a video of the webinar will be uploaded to my website.

Boerner Horvath Announces 2020 Veteran and Military Service Awards Recipients for Assembly District 76

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

 

   

 

CARLSBAD — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath is announcing the honorees for the 2020 Veteran and Service Member Awards for the 76th Assembly District. In the month of October, the North County community responded to the call for nominations with a diverse array of nominees. These nominees were chosen because of their outstanding service to the people of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and Camp Pendleton. 

“With so many active and retired service members who call North County home, it’s no wonder so many of us can say that our lives have been touched by someone who has worn a uniform,” said Assemblymember Boerner Horvath. “These heroes are all around us, taking care of our neighborhoods, bringing people together, and improving lives. This outstanding group of awardees has given a lot to our communities, and for that, they deserve to be honored and thanked.” 

The recipients by category are as follows: 

Sew O’side Selected as 2020 Small Business of the Year for Assembly District 76

Friday, October 30, 2020
   

 

OCEANSIDE — During this National Women’s Small Business Month, Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath honors Sew O’side as the 2020 California Small Business of the Year for Assembly District 76. Each year, California Assemblymembers and State Senators select a small business to be recognized for their contributions to the community and the opportunities they create for residents of the district. 

 
Sew O’Side was selected because of the outstanding efforts of its owner and staff to use their skills to provide North County with valuable services during the ongoing pandemic.
 
“Small businesses in particular have had to navigate so much uncertainty in these past few months,” said Assemblymember Boerner Horvath. “Despite it all, the crew at Sew O’side has really gone above and beyond to innovate, adapt and take care of their neighbors. Amanda and her staff deserve our gratitude for their efforts to keep business operating safely while turning outwards to use their skills for good.”  
 
Sew O’side was founded in 2018 as a sewing equipment and fabric store offering classes and sewing camps to help people of all ages develop their skills. When public health officials started recommending the use of facial coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the team sprang into action to sew and donate masks, while creating how-to videos and supply kits so residents could make their own at home. 
 
“In a moment when the whole world stopped, Sew O’side was able to change direction to service the community by sharing our talents,” said Amanda Gerard, the store’s owner. “Since March, Sew O’side has been able to donate hundreds of yards of material and other mask supplies to other local makers, and we have personally produced well over 5,000 face masks with over half being donations to our community. We have been overwhelmingly blessed by our community and their support in return.” 
 
The legislature’s tradition of celebrating small businesses from each district began twenty years ago with HR 57, establishing California Small Business Day™ and recognizing the growing number of women-owned small businesses in the state. While the May celebration was postponed until 2021, Boerner Horvath and several of her colleagues chose to honor a small business that has demonstrated resilience and community spirit in the midst of the year’s challenges. 
 
“Amanda Gerard and her team at Sew O’side are a shining example of how a business can adapt their operations to serve their community in challenging times,” said Scott Ashton, CEO of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. “By producing thousands of masks early on in the COVID-19 crisis, Sew O’side met a critical need of our businesses and residents. We are proud to have Amanda’s business as part of our Chamber and the Oceanside community.”
 
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