Oxnard, CA, November 05, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Rio School District will celebrate the grand opening of the Office of Student and Family Services Nyeland Center and present the 4th Annual Golden Heart Award honoring a dedicated Rio community leader from 4 – 6 p.m., Nov. 18. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. The event will be held at 3334 Santa Clara Ave., Oxnard.
The Born Learning Trail installed by the United Way of Ventura County’s Latino Action Team will be unveiled at the event, which will also include tours of the facility, refreshments, entertainment, information about services offered and family activities.
"The open house is a great way to introduce a new resource to the community and to celebrate OSFS and the expansion of services and programs at the new satellite center in Nyeland Acres, an underserved community in our district,” said Sherianne Cotterell, Rio School District superintendent. “We are also very proud to honor a dedicated community member who has made a difference in the lives of our children."
The Golden Heart Award recipient’s name will be released on Nov. 18.
The Nyeland Center provides a wide range of educational programs, services and support specifically designed for families of the Nyeland Acres neighborhood. Services are made possible through the district’s partnerships with Interface Family and Child Services, The Clergy Council, Supervisor John Zaragoza, FOOD Share, Oxnard Public Library and Rio’s Neighborhood for Learning (NfL).
OSFS staff members advocate for parents, students and the community, and open up communication between parents, children and the schools. OSFS works with community partners to coordinate and develop human services, intervention and prevention programs,
including school and student safety, health, mental health, mentoring, homeless youth, violence/gang prevention, after-school programs, preschool programs, parent education and translation services.
The Rio School District encompasses six elementary and two middle schools and the Community Day School. There are more than 4,500 students in the district, which serves the unincorporated community of El Rio, the RiverPark development and portions of the city of Oxnard.