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Nominations now open for First 5 Riverside Champion for Children Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2020

 CONTACT:
Sean Pravica
Public Information Specialist
First 5 Riverside
951-955-0568 (Desk)
951-203-3079 (Cell)

spravica@rivco.org

 

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR FIRST 5 RIVERSIDE CHAMPION FOR CHILDREN AWARD

Nominations are now being accepted for the First 5 Riverside (F5R) Champion for Children Award. The award was created to honor and bring awareness to people and organizations whose leadership and advocacy embody the vision of First 5 Riverside. Nominations are due by Jan. 11, 2021.

The 2020 Champion for Children was Carmela Garnica, Director of the Escuela de la Raza Unida Learning Centers in Blythe. The next Champion for Children will be awarded up to $1,000 sponsorship to support a community event. They will also be presented a plaque and certificate by the Riverside County Children and Families Commission in 2021 and will be recognized on the First 5 Riverside website and social media channels.

Nominees must live and/or work in Riverside County for at least two years to be eligible. The recipient selected will have achievements that align with F5R strategic goals, including quality early learning, comprehensive health and development, and resilient families. 

Visit www.First5Riverside.org for the complete nomination packet and process. For additional information, please contact F5R Public Information Specialist Sean Pravica at (951) 203-3079.

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First 5 Riverside, the Riverside County Children & Families Commission, is funded by Proposition 10 tobacco tax revenues. First 5 Riverside supports early childhood development through educational outreach, partnerships and funding for services that benefit children, from prenatal through age 5, their families, and communities. For more information about First 5 Riverside programs and other funded services, call 800-266-3880 or visit www.First5Riverside.org.