McKinley Children’s Center would like to invite all of our Hesperia-area community members to join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 for our first Multi-Chamber and Community Mixer at our Desert View School location.
Join the Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Victor Valley Chambers of Commerce and your local community members for a fun evening with food, drinks, and networking. Bring your business cards for the chance to win some fantastic opportunity prizes
If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to our event, please call Kimberly Rios, Marketing Coordinator, at 909-670-1561.
McKinley Children’s Center’s Women’s Auxiliary is once again offering scholarships to qualifying kids in grades 6-12 who attend Canyon View School, are served by our Foster Family and Adoption Agency (FFA), or who are part of our residential program.
They are offering $250 scholarships for students currently in grades 6-8 and $500 scholarships to students in grades 9-12. Interested students can access the applicationhere. They must also turn in a recommendation letter from their teacher, counselor, social worker, or cottage supervisor (citizenship) and a letter from themselves stating their reason for applying and their future educational plans.
Applications are due by April 4, 2019. Please return at the McKinley Administration building with Rhonda Beltran or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: April 13, 2019 Time: 6 PM-11 PM Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Pomona 3101 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
McKinley Children’s Center invites local residents and organizations to join us as we honor champions in our local communities at our Champions of the Heart Gala. Our elegant black-tie event will once again be hosted by NBC4 Reporter Annette Arreola and will feature a decadent dinner, premium cocktail bar, casino games, a live and silent auction, and live music. It will be held at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Pomona from 6 PM to 11 PM on April 13, 2019.
This year, we will be honoring 4 different heroes in our community for their outstanding dedication and support to McKinley and the communities we serve. We hope to see you there as we recognize Edison International, St. Louise de Marillac Church, Senator Anthony Portantino, and Garry Creel, Director of Child Welfare and Attendance at the Azusa Unified School District.
If you or your organization are interested in being sponsors at our event, we have many fantastic opportunities. Being a sponsor at our Champions of the Heart Gala is a fantastic way to gain visibility for your business, while showing support for community heroes. Sponsorships can also be purchased online at http://www.bit.ly/mckinleychamps2019 or by calling 909-670-1572.
All proceeds directly benefit the children that we serve at McKinley! We look forward to seeing you there!
McKinley Children’s Center is proud to announce that it has achieved
national re-accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation
Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best
practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of
McKinley Children’s Center’s programs, services, management, and
COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of
an agency’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed
review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and
service delivery functions against international standards of best practice.
The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated,
culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a
skilled and supported workforce. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability
in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for
service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and
accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement.
To achieve COA accreditation, McKinley Children’s Center first provided written evidence of compliance with the COA standards. Thereafter, a group of specially trained volunteer Peer Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff and clients.
For decades, our Toys N Joy clothing and toy drive has allowed us to provide gifts to hundreds of children that are in our Foster Family and Adoption program, attend our non-public schools, are serviced by our mental health program, or are living on our San Dimas campus through our residential program.
Every October, our staff reaches out to our different programs to gather a wish list from every child that will be involved with our Toys N Joys program. This ensures that each kid is making a list of exactly what they hope to receive. We work hard to gather information from the kids about everything from their clothing size to their favorite colors to their most desired gift. Wishlists are distributed to local businesses, organizations, and individuals starting in November.
Because of the amazing generosity of donors, we were able to provide gifts to over 600 McKinley children this year! We are so grateful and overwhelmed by the participation of all of those in our communities. We received such a wide variety of donations, from sweaters to dolls to board games to bicycles to gift cards.
Thank you to each and every person who helped to make the holidays brighter for our kids, many of whom have never received a gift from someone who cares. We are honored to receive your donations and are looking forward to partnering with all of our donors (current and new!) next December.