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The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology Holds Third Annual COASTAL 5K/10K Walk/Run and Kiddie K on January 26, 2013


Sponsored by California Bank & Trust, the Family-Friendly Event Supports Children in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- For the third consecutive year, the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) has organized the Children’s Outreach: Advancing Social Transformation and Learning (COASTAL) 5K/10K Walk/Run and Kiddie K. California Bank & Trust is the 2013 title sponsor of this annual event, which raises funds for GSEP programs that help school-age children in underserved populations reach their full potential.

“Pepperdine’s COASTAL benefit is a great way to help members of our community who are most in need – especially children,” says Betty Rengifo Uribe, California Bank & Trust Executive Vice President. “We’re in our second consecutive year of partnership with Pepperdine’s COASTAL benefit and each year we’ve been impressed by the level of participation and the outpouring of support from the community. It’s a fun, healthy way for Southern Californians to help their neighbors and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

Funds raised will go toward caring for homeless children through GSEP’s partnership with the Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens; Provide counseling to families who cannot afford it via the GSEP Community Counseling Clinics; and preparing K-12 teachers for service in urban areas.

In Los Angeles:
• More than 4,000 children from newborn to age 5 do not have a place to sleep. Families with children are one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population.
• 1 in 5 children has a diagnosable mental illness. Nearly two-thirds of these kids receive little or no help, leading to a decline in school performance, depression, disobedience, and aggression.
• 1 in 3 students will not complete high school, a rate higher among minorities and students with mental health challenges. These students are 3 times more likely to be imprisoned during their lifetime.

Event Information
Times: 5K at 8 a.m., 10K at 8:30 a.m., and Kiddie K at 9:30 a.m.; registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Address: Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles, at the west end of Imperial Highway at Vista del Mar
Fees: $30 until January 24, $35 after (5K/10K); $15 (Kiddie K)
Parking: Pre-paid parking passes are available for purchase via the online registration page. If using a paper form for registration, please contact (310) 568-5756 to purchase a pass. All parking passes will be distributed with the runners’ bibs at packet pickup on Friday, January 25. Additional parking passes will be available on site during race day for cash purchase.

For more information, visit: bit.ly/COASTAL2013

About the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP)
GSEP is an innovative learning community where faculty, staff, and students of diverse cultures and perspectives work collaboratively to foster academic excellence, social purpose, and personal fulfillment. Through its integrative coursework and practical training, GSEP prepares students to serve the needs of others through skilled leadership. GSEP offers six master's and four doctoral programs across its five graduate campus locations throughout Southern California and online. Programs are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the American Psychological Association. For more information, visit: gsep.pepperdine.edu

About California Bank & Trust
California Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation, is one of the largest banks headquartered in California with over $10 billion in assets and more than 100 branches statewide. CB&T provides a full array of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial and small business lending, cash management, international banking and wealth management. The professional bankers at CB&T are backed by major resources, yet maintain local-decision making authority and regional market and industry expertise. They are committed to providing clients with valuable business and economic insights and to connecting them with the beneficial business relationships they need to succeed. CB&T is consistently rated by the FDIC as “outstanding” for its Community Reinvestment Act activities. To learn more, visit www.calbanktrust.com. Connect with California Bank & Trust on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Contact Information
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Veronica Orozco
310-568-5773
Contact
gsep.pepperdine.edu

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