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In addition to being a successful computer training business in Southern California, New Horizons of Southern California is committed to be an active community member. This active community stance is in line with New Horizons of Southern California’s core values of Gratitude, Respect, Accountability, Simplicity and People-First.
Check back here for our latest community activities.
April 24, 2015
Kevin Landry got to be a Firefighter for a Day! After radio simulations, safety briefing, and gearing up, he headed in with 20 other veteran and executives to learn from the Finest Oceanside Fire Department. The goal of this program is to introduce transitioning
Military to C-level decision makers in the San Diego community with the long term plan of developing a network for success. Together these business and military leaders tackled communication techniques, physical and mental toughness and realized how civilian, military, private and public sector strengths are applicable across the board. Cindy and Morgan worked behind the scenes with event coordinators to get the word out to San Diego’s elite about these transition vets as well as prepare resources and information for these vets in their next step. After a day as a firefighter, Kevin can now rescue any burning students.
“It was interesting to see how at the end of the day, military, businesses and first responders have the same foundations: communication, responsibility and respect. Being asked to be a MIT Firefighter for a Day was an honor. As our military transitions out in San Diego, we as business leaders have an obligation to prepare these men and women for civilian careers. Our freedom depends on it, our businesses depend on it, our San Diego economy depends on it.” -Kevin Landry, Owner and CEO
March 21, 2015
On Saturday 3/21, we ran in the Semper 5K in Anaheim to raise money for military and their families. This event is sponsored by the Anaheim 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Adoption Committee, Inc., a volunteer-based, citizen-run 501(c)(3) charitable corporation dedicated to supporting the men and women who so selflessly serve our country. All event proceeds go to provide financial assistance and services to members of the 13th MEU and their family members. Both runners placed with Kevin finishing 2nd in his age group for men, and Morgan finished 3rd for women.
Gold Leaf Theater Productions is located in Riverside and is a non-profit community theater that delivers positive, family friendly productions. NHSoCal team member Duane volunted as a cast member for a production that ran 2 weekends for a total of 8 performances. His time was spent in the community prepating, helping other actor and actresses prepare for this event, and hours of practice.
Come join TreePeople’s Cody Chappel as we return Topanga Creek to its historic natural beauty. When we arrived, there was a brief lesson on the area where we would be working. It used to be a Malibu trailer park, that is now being converted back to the native habitat. I had an oak tree, and the area chosen for me was covered by a foot and a half of mulch, decaying branches, bark, etc., that I had to remove just to reach the soil so I could plant my tree. After planting and watering the tree, the next project was to strip all of the loose bark off of several large eucalyptus trees, and pile the bark on non-native plants to help kill them off. While peeling the bark off of one of the trees, I uncovered a small bat the was sleeping under the loose bark. The poor thing now had to endure the cold and 50 people taking photos of it. Thank you to Robert J. for his dedication to the community.
December 31, 2014
The 20th Annual Toy Drive and Ride for CHOC Children’s Hospital raised thousands of toys for those children who were kept away from their homes this Christmas. On Sunday, December 31, 2014, CEO and Owner Kevin Landry participated in the Ride with over 1,000 other riders, spectators, and volunteers. This event brings unwrapped toys for CHOC’s children.
December 27, 2015
The San Diego Business Journal, KSON and Fox 5 are excited to announce a special military giveaway initiative - Tickets for Troops. 1,000 game tickets for the National University Holiday Bowl will be donated to active-duty military personnel in San Diego.
NHSoCal was honored to participate in the holidays for out military and their families..
September 27, 2014
As part of New Horizons of Southern California's new Community Service Program, Culver City Senior Account Executive Denise L. and her son spent her Saturday volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. To start, they were given a brief background on the great work that the LA Regional Food Bank is doing to help mitigate the hunger epidemic that many in Los Angeles may be unaware of. Volunteers were organized into groups where they helped sort and package produce that is distributed to the different agencies with the food bank.
“It was a good feeling to be part of a good cause as well as teach my son early on the importance of giving back to the community.”
August 1, 2014
New Horizons is excited to launch a new program to allow an even greater amount of volunteerism among our employees. To support individual causes in addition to corporate initiatives, employees are encouraged to participate in two charity events a year as paid days off. One day can be dedicated to any charity of the employees’ choice, while the other is asked to be volunteered for New Horizons’ official company charity, Wounded Warriors. New Horizons is excited to pilot this program, with an eye towards enriching our employees’ lives, as well as the community we live and work in.
March 11, 2014
Kevin Landry was invited to be a member of the San Diego Workforce Investment Board. Since then he has been adamant about involving New Horizons and their students to make an different in the San Diego community.
“As a small-business owner in San Diego, I see it as my responsibility to give back to my community. My position on the WIB gives me the opportunity to be exposed to the needs of the workforce in San Diego and make business decisions based on my experience. My business is uniquely positioned in that I deal with the business or enterprise community as well as the individual who is training to be re-positioned back into the workforce. I get to see what the needs of business are and shape our training offerings around the market needs in a real-time manner.”
January 6, 2014
On behalf of Microsoft and New Horizons of Southern California, let us thank you individually for your time, commitment, and service to our country. We thank you for all that you have done and are privileged to help you transition into a successful IT development and career. This opportunity is dedicated to our veterans to help them advance in their Microsoft training, hiring and recruitment, and technology in the workforce helping you to advance your career, education and success.
“We believe strongly in providing veterans with a steady and prosperous career after their service,” said VP of Career Development Cindy Sutherland. “Microsoft has enables us to provide our veterans with the opportunity to take the skills they learned serving and translate that experience to America’s professional ranks.”
December 3, 2013
New Horizons of Southern California (NHSoCal) hosted the official signing ceremony for their new partnership with Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) and the U.S. Army on December 3, 2013. This new partnership expands NHSoCal’s determination to give back to our veteran community and do everything we can to help these heroic men and women transition successfully back into civilian life. In addition to their individual veteran friendly training programs and initiatives, NHSoCal is working to get even more of the Army veterans successfully employed and appreciated.
PaYS and their partners enable organizations to plan out the hiring needs for their companies and veterans, reserve soldiers, and ROTC lieutenants to allow these leaders an opportunity to interview and join their teams.
April 2, 2013
Economic barriers to technology in today's society hinder the growth and development of low-income families and continuously widen the socioeconomic gap. Official San Diego County estimates suggest that 41.8% of public school students are from low-income families and 28% of San Diego families do not have a computer in their home.
Of projected San Diego jobs with the highest anticipated growth (Business Services, Communications, Defense and Transportation Manufacturing, Medical Services and Software and Computer Services) all but 4 of 25 occupations analyzed will require computer skills.
Based on the estimate of 13,974 City of San Diego residents that would not be able to enter into occupations that require computer skills, lost wage potential can amount to $366,635,838 annually based on the 2004 annual average entry-level wage of $26,237 for technology sector jobs.
New Horizons is proud to show our support and work with C2SDK in its goal to provide technology for low socio-economic kids. As the world's largest independent computer training provider, New Horizons is proud to help C2SDK in accomplishing this.
November 17, 2012
NHSoCal employees used their monthly bonus to deliver $100 worth of food to St. Augustine's S.A.V.E.S. Food Pantry in Culver City. Resource Coordinator JoEllen Nitzan delivered 3 turkeys, 60 pounds of Russet Potatoes, 36 cans of Libby's Corn, 8 cans of Turkey Gravy, 5 boxes of Stove Top Dressing, 16 boxes of Corn Muffin Mix, 5 boxes of Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 11 cans of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, 3 bags of Chocolate Chip Cookies, 4 boxes of Hot Cocoa Mix (12 packets to a box), 10 cans of Tuna, 4 Canisters of Oatmeal, and 10 One pound boxes of Margarine.
April 4, 2012
New Horizons of Southern California's Toastmasters Club played host to The Eli Home during a special meeting. The Eli Home founded the East Street Community Renewal Initiative in 2010 to offer free resources to the impoverished part of Anaheim on East Street. One of their most successful programs is a four-week Job Training course that offers resume development, interview training and job application assistance. Members of the job training program joined NHSoCal's Toastmasters meeting to gain real-world examples of the interview process, as well as constructive criticism on their public speaking and mannerisms.
New Horizons of Southern California donated a one-day Microsoft applications class as an item in an auction by the San Diego Thursday Club Juniors. Proceeds benefitted the San Diego Adaptive Sports Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities through sports and recreation.
Have you ever wanted to see your boss get locked up?! NHSoCal employees had fun watching their fearless leader get hauled away in cuffs for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Annual Executive LOCK UP at Joe's Crab Shack. Good-hearted jailbirds from around Orange County joined in to raise over $27,000 to help make a different in the lives of the local families. We hope you enjoy our boss' mug shot as much as we do.
May 10, 2010
Since 1984, the Los Angeles Youth Network has empowered homeless youth to become self-sufficient by providing street outreach, transitional living and educational enrichment programs.
With over 10,000 children ages 12-17 on the streets of LA every night, LAYN remains committed to giving kids a home and hope. New Horizons Southern California recently donated 35 computers to LAYN.