In addition to being a successful computer training business in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada, New Horizons Computer Learning Group is committed to be an active community member. This active community stance is in line with New Horizons Learning Group's core values of Gratitude, Respect, Accountability, Simplicity, and People-First. In 2014, NHLG launched 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 one of New Horizons’ official company charities, Habitat for Humanity or Special Olympics. 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.
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Sunday, July 24th 2016 Lisa Gauff teamed up with Barbara Duncan to spend their day working with Aceing Autism for their 3rd Annual Tennis Pro-Am.
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Set in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Brandi Howe spends her day helping at the fundraiser to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016 Barbara Duncan spent her day working with the Healthy Athletes department specifically in the healthy smiles area at Long Beach State. She focused on showing and teaching the Special Olympians about there dental hygiene...
Friday, June 10, 2016 Every week, Bill Sullivan patrols trails at the Cleveland National Forest as an in-service, registered volunteer. He has a standard routine but things got interesting when a hiker was reported missing...
Volunteer Day at Oceanside Elementary
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 was Parent Volunteer Day at Oceanside Christian Elementary and our very own Imee Leverette was one of the many volunteers. This was a parent sponsored event dedicated to...
NHLG represents at the Georgia State Games with Special Olympics
On Saturday, May 21st, Tony Bhawani volunteered to the Special Olympics. They held the Georgia State Games at Emory University. Tony gave his time as...
Friday May 6th, Applications Instructor, Jason Ashton went to volunteer with Road2Recovery for their Annual Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, NV. The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is...
On April 22, Technical Instructor, Robert Johnson, volunteered to be a chaperone for a preschool trip to the Moorpark Teaching Zoo. He describes it as...
On Sunday, April 27th, NHLG VP of Employee Experience, Laura Noid, participated in setting up for Special Olympics on Parade. This was Special Olympics Orange County’s fundraiser – hoping to raise over $400,000.00. Since the World Games last summer, the Orange County Special Olympics has seen a growth in their program. In 2015 – they had 1700 athletes. In 2016, they now have over 3400 athletes enrolled. Programs like Special Olympics on Parade keep the cost for the athlete at 0.00. They are not charged for equipment, participating or facilities.
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 was Highlander Service Day, which is a day that pays homage to University of California Riverside’s national recognition as a leader in community service. Alumni, parents, students, and friends show their UCR pride and commitment to service by organizing and participating in local community service projects.
For 24 years, Technical Training Manager, Bill Berger has been, as he puts it "pretending to be a housing developer in the slums above Playas de Tijuana." Over this time hundreds of homes have been created, and hundreds of families have found shelter in what most of us would call garden sheds.
On Saturday, March 26, Account Executive, Jeff Stanley, renovated the outdoor classroom and drought garden at Quartz Hill Elementary School in Lancaster, CA. All rocks and debris were removed and the ground was covered with Decomposed Granite. In addition, several hundred dollars of donated drought resistant plants and flowers were planted in the school’s Drought Garden.
On Saturday, March 19, 2016 Alfred Morales and his girlfriend joined Ontario Reign in their first ever 5K run and walk to benefit a Pipeline to a Cure Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Orange County office was the host of this event along with Ontario Reign.
The Wildcard Army is a local organization that helps children and families with medical issues in their time of need. This year, VP of Employee Experience, Laura Noid, was able to assist them in shopping for and making Easter Baskets for the children currently hospitalized in CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County).
One in five children in Orange County, California do not know where their next meal is coming from. Second Harvest is committed to finding innovative, sustainable ways to end hunger in Orange County. More than 90 cents of every dollar is spent directly on their hunger relief programs and just one dollar provides three meals for the underprivileged.
Government Training Liaison, Mark Sojourner spent his Tuesday afternoon volunteering in a 5th grade class at Libby Elementary (Oceanside, CA) on March 29, 2016. Over 80% of these children are below grade level and come from disadvantaged homes.
Over the Edge is a chance to rappel down or send someone you know rappelling down the tallest building in Riverside, Mount Rubidoux Manor, to support Habitat for Humanity Riverside. We are raising money to send Technical Instructor Bill Sullivan and CEO Kevin Landry "over the edge".
Yvette S volunteered at the Shepherds Conference at Grace CommunityChurch. Her volunteer days lasted for 4 days, where she served in the evenings 5-9 last Wednesday – Friday and all day Saturday, 3/9-3/12. She served in two areas, the bookstore as well as night time catering.
Jennifer H. at NHLG Tucson volunteered for this organization benefiting homeless veterans!
December 20, 2015
CEO Kevin Landry participated in the Big Cover Up Ride. This San Diego tradition began 20 years ago and benefits the homeless through the St. Vincent DePaul's & Brother Benno's Foundation. Over 800 motorcycles participated with each one bringing blankets and socks for the homeless. The ride kicked off with a pancake breakfast followed by a ride from the San Diego Harley-Davidson Morena Location to the final destination of Kennedy's Custom Cycle in Oceanside.
December 5, 2015
From Dana Van Leeuwen, Student Services Administrator: "On Saturday, December 5th, I volunteered for the 4th Annual Turkey Bowl for the OC Special Olympics. $25,000 was raised at the event in Fountain Valley, where I was a lane monitor cheering them on and giving them raffle tickets for each strike and spare they made. The group of bowlers that I had on my two lanes meet every Saturday morning at the Concourse in Anaheim to practice, so I was very busy busy writing names on raffle tickets!" Aside from bowling, there was also pizza and an awards party after the event.
October 31, 2015
On Halloween, VP of Employee Experience, Laura Noid, volunteered and helped Grandma's House of Hope provide a safe and fun night for local Anaheim Motel children. She set up and ran the prize booth. After kids played games, they were awarded tickets. They then redeemed the tickets for toys that they could take home. Grandma's House is a 5010(c)(3) non-profit charity, serving as a multi-generational continuum of care designed to provide services, programs, and affordable housing to under-served and underprivileged persons in Orange County and the surrounding areas. Through integrated programs, they strive to create a sense of community, belonging, and stability.
November 6, 2015
CEO Kevin Landry traded his IT skills for a H.O.G. On Friday, November 6th, Kevin participated in the annual Injured Warrior Appreciation Run. Over 400 motorcycle enthusiasts gathered in Orange County at the local Harley Davidson to ride out to the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino. The Injured Warrior Appreciation Run also works with the Orange Coast H.O.G. Chapter, Orange County Harley Davidson, and the Warrior Foundation to honor and personally thank the brave and dedicated Marines and Sailors for their sacrifice and service to our country. Last year, over $78,000 was raised to support local veterans.
New Horizons Learning Group CEO Kevin Landry and Channel Manager Tina Travierso attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County's 53rd Annual Gourmet Dinner and Charity Auction and Fundraiser hosted by Celebrity Emcee Ryan Potter. More than 400 people were in attendance and over $593,000 was raised. This year, over 1,800 children will have mentors. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. Visit Big Brothers Big Sisters today to see how you can make a difference.
October 10, 2015
On Saturday, October 10, Kevin and Patricia Dawson volunteered at the yearly "Toast for Heroes," a Wounded Warriors of the Central Valley event. The fundraiser was held at the APCAL Winery in Madera, California. They both set up and tore down the event, with a reward of enjoying the event while waiting for their tear down/clean up duties! There was a silent auction, live music, dancing, a raffle, and a lot of fun was had by all. New Horizons Learning Group was involved and donated one Microsoft Applications course to a lucky winner. The grand prize was a Corvette! Overall, approximately $40,000 was raised for the Wounded Warriors Project.
October 16-17, 2015
San Diego Applications Instructor, Jonathan Sowell: "October 16 and 17, I had the pleasure of volunteering at Over The Edge San Diego. This charity event helps to raise money for brain cancer research. Throughout the year, participants raise money ($1500 minimum) for the chance to rappel off the 33rd floor of the Grand Hyatt. This once in a lifetime opportunity measures in at just over 365 feet. While volunteering, my main job was to safety check participants and help them conquer their fears to go over the edge. Friday, we set up the rappel ropes, conducted safety training, and allowed VIPs/media a chance to go over the edge. Saturday was the main event. Around 78 participants got the chance to rappel!"
Beth Ann was asked to be a mentor to CEOs in presentation skills for Fast Pitch Tucson Social Venture Partners - the Shark Tank of Money for Non-Profits. Just like Shark Tank, CEOs from 75 non-profits applied to be among the chosen 17 organizations to present to an audience the purpose of their organization with passion and heart to secure funding from donors. A grassroots organization, individuals, and businesses donate a minimum of $5,000 and an audience of 300 vote on the top seven pitches to secure funding. A "Meet the CEO" round robin allowed potential volunteers and donors to connect. Five workshops help the CEO refine their pitch before the big show. Tucson Electric Power sponsored the first event on a beautiful mountain view patio at sunset.
September 25, 2015
On September 25, 2015, Tom Faccone traveled with 15 other men to Agua Prieta, Mexico, to participate in a Service Retreat called, "Sought My Brother." Every year, 16-18 men travel to Douglas, AZ, and park their cars on the USA side of the border and walk across the border into Agua Prieta. They are then met by a couple of vehicles that are owned by a non-profit organization called Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation. The primary goal of Rancho Feliz is to help families that are in desperate need of shelter and food. This year, the group of men that Tom traveled with to Rancho Feliz worked on 3 different house building projects. One of the projects was to start the construction of a roof, the second project was to build a few brick walls of a house, and the third project was to lay a cement slab inside what will become the main house for a family.
Technical Instructor Bill Sullivan hiked 19.1 miles of Trail Patrol in San Diego. He assisted first time hikers with docent-style hike information, offered water, and CNF Dispatch cards. He also cleaned the Tin Mine Canyon Trailhead sign and advised several hikers about the heat. He also found tracks of deer and bobcat three miles up the mountain!
Laura Noid, VP of Employee Experience: "I had the opportunity to be a team leader for Fan in the Stands at the Special Olympics. This position had me recruit and organize a group to be fans, cheering on the athletes at several events.For the Open Water Swimming event, we had six countries competing - the Special Olympians were paired with an Olympic swimmer as well as a professional swimmer, which made this an ocean team swimming sport." To learn more about becoming or leading Fan in the Stands or volunteering for the Special Olympics, visit http://www.specialolympics.org/get_involved.aspx.
July 26, 2015
Burbank Team, Tennis Fan Captains
"This past weekend, I volunteered as Tennis fan captain for the Special Olympics tennis on both Saturday and Sunday. It was a very inspirational and an emotional experience. It was very endearing to see the athletes put on their brave faces I loved the creed of the Special Olympics” Let we win and if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt”.
This experience made me realize that there is so much power each one of has in just being there to speak to the athletes and cheer them on to bring a smile to their face. In addition to motivating our athletes, Our NHLG team had a fun bonding experience. Thank you again team for your enthusiasm and cheer." Barbara Duncan, Account Executive.
"Along with Jeff Stanley, Doug Stark and our coordinator, Barbara Duncan, I participated as part of the New Horizons CLC® cheer team (I even got an “I Am A Fan” button) for the Special Olympics tennis event held at the UCLA Tennis center.. We met the entire USA Special Olympics team and got to know them a little bit. They came from all over the US, including North and South Carolina and even Kansas and their enthusiasm was infectious. And as a tennis player myself, I can say they hit the ball pretty well.. We watched other teams from all over the globe, including Brazil, Russia, Venezuela and Australia.. What a great event!!!" Eric Stageberg, Student Services Administrator.
Jeff, Eric, and I participated as volunteers cheering on Olympic tennis players – this was organized by Barbara Duncan whose gift for persuasion is only exceeded by her selling skills. "We cheered on athletes from many countries, along with a well-attended UCLA crowd where there were so many events I couldn’t keep track. In addition to witnessing some very impressive tennis competition, we got to meet the U.S. team. The whole event was infused with so much energy and care and these athletes are inspiring. I’m thankful I could attend and glad that New Horizons supports such a wonderful organization." Doug Start, Account Executive.
"I was lucky enough to have been invited by Barbara Duncan to attend the first day of tennis competition at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. As a member of the NHLG Cheer Team, we supported the athletes of the Special Olympics. I was overly impressed by the amazing athletes we both watched and met. We were fortunate enough to have met the entire United States Tennis team. Being so close and experiencing how both athletes and coaches interacted was also quite emotional. In addition, we saw teams from Germany, Venezuela, Russia, Chile, Australia and more. The level of competition was at times intense. The inspiration of these fine athletes is beyond description. Afterward, I was also able to see some of the Volleyball competition being held at Pauley Pavilion. It was a truly remarkable day." Jeff Stanley, Account Executive.
Culver City Sales Team
On Sunday, July 26th, Los Angeles Team volunteered for The Special Olympics. The Special Olympics features athletes from 177 countries and 25 sports. About 7000 athletes will participate in this year’s games. Special Olympics provides training all year to about 4.4 million athletes and is the world’s largest sports organization for adults and children with disabilities.
The mission statement of the games “is to create awareness that leads to acceptance and inclusion of all people with intellectual disabilities.” Fans in the stands is meant to generate excitement and create a supportive environment for the players. "We had a chance to see and cheer on players from Pakistan, Germany, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Malawi, Venezuela, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland! Denise, Boris, Barbara and I cheered them on by holding up their country signs and even had cheerleading pompoms. Between all of us, we created an exciting cheering section for the athletes."
Robert Kuhlmann, IT Project Manager
IT Project Manager, Robert Kuhlmann volunteered with the Special Olympians' World Games. Nearly 100 Special Olympians, coaches and delegates participating in the Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Manhattan Beach for three days prior to the Opening Ceremonies. Athletes from Hungary and Nepal prepared for the games by working out at Mira Costa High School using the school’s athletic facilities - including the basketball gym, track, soccer field and swimming pool.
"My primary responsibility was manning the Volunteer Check-in Table, which also served as an information booth. We checked in volunteers, distributed name tags and their work assignments. Over 100 Mira Costa students, family members and members of the community were on hand to help. When the athletes arrived by bus, we matched them with the volunteers assigned to escort that particular group of athletes. We also escorted delegates to specific areas of the school campus when requested and worked with the committee members on site when coaches had questions."
Some of the volunteers just watched while their group of athletes went through their drills, but others (like the judo team and the weightlifters) invited the locals to join them. The volunteers were there to provide for the general welfare, health and safety of all Special Olympics athletes and volunteers. But we were also there to cheer them on!
June 13, 2015
The event was to care for trees that Tree People had previously planted to replace 500 trees that had been destroyed by the Sayer fire in November 2008 in the Stetson Ranch Park in Sylmar. They planted over 200 native, drought resistant trees, and the volunteers were weeding, mulching and watering the trees. I picked two trees that were the farthest down the hill and I got a nice workout carrying 6 buckets of water and 4 buckets of mulch to them. In all, the volunteers were able to care for over 50 trees. If you enjoy nature and would like to volunteer, please check out www.treepeople.org to find an event near you.
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.
June 6, 2015
San Diego Sales Manager, Brandi volunteered at the Helen Woodward Animal Center Annual Spring Fling. This event is one of their largest and most important fund raisers. They raised thousands of dollars with live and silent auctions (featuring cool stuff like autographed Hotel California sheet music, signed guitars from BB King and Sheryl Crow, and a private lunch with Diane Keaton) as well as donations. They even auctioned off weekend rentals of high end BMWs and trips to Mazatlán and Lake Tahoe. They also adopted out a group of rescued puppies (seen in the pictures on stage). There were lots of food sponsors and live entertainment. It was a wonderful evening and plenty of money raised for a wonderful non-profit organization that rescues all kinds of animals, offers low cost care at the animal hospital and does a lot of good in the community. Brandi stated, "I donate both time and money to them on a regular basis as they are a wonderful organization. You can learn more about them at www.animalcenter.org and maybe adopt your next best friend there!"
Top Instructor Robert volunteered at the Oakheart Country Music Festival in Thousand Oaks CA, in June. The festival featured many local and national country music artists and the proceeds from the event benefited both local and national charitable organizations, with WWP being the main beneficiary of the event. Robert worked at the beer gardens serving, while his wife volunteered at the Kids Corral where there were lots of jumpers and games. Robert stated, "My son had a blast and after four hours of playing he still did not want to leave! It was a very enjoyable day to listen to good music!"
May 25, 2015
NHLG's own veterans honored their comrades this past holiday weekend. It was wonderful day on Memorial Day at Los Angeles National Veterans Cemetery in Westwood. The program usually includes reading of dispatches from war correspondents by readers including Jon Voight. Highlights included a flyover by the Condor Squadron, a performance by the U.S. Air Force Band, rifle salutes by the California Historical Group and a cannon salute by the folks from the Ft. Tejon Washington Artillery. In addition, we were able to converse with an active duty Artillery Section. They are cannoneers who man a 105 mm Howitzer. Coincidentally, that howitzer is this generations’ version of the Cannon I worked on in my days in the US Army. We had the opportunity to volunteer by placing hundreds of flowers on the headstones of the Veterans. It was a great day at the park, honoring America! Both Army Veteran and Education Consultant Kevin Dawson, along with IT Mentor Jackson Lee participated in the holiday celebration.
May 16, 2015
On Saturday, May 16th Robert Kuhlmann, LA Sales Manager, spent the day welcoming visitors to Faith United Methodist Church’s annual Matsuri of Faith. Nearly 5,000 people enjoyed the ethnic foods (Udon, Malasadas, Lumpia, Lau-Lau) and entertainment (Taiko, Hula, Gospel, R&B, Rock & Roll) throughout the day. (Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival.) Hundreds of church members and volunteers support the event before, during and even the day after. I was responsible for running the Ticket and Information booth – and spent most of the day greeting and directing visitors, selling raffle tickets, food tickets, and providing information on the festival and the church. I also worked the back stage area supporting the entertainment, and in the Plant and Produce area where we sold food donated by local businesses. And at one point, I even got onstage to perform. This annual event serves as the primary fundraiser to support the church’s wide variety of social action ministries including funding house builds in Mexico, feeding the homeless and less fortunate in the South Bay, and mission trips to rebuild areas devastated by natural disasters such as Japan, Oklahoma, and Alabama. This year, we also raised money and awareness for the Imagine No Malaria campaign which purchases bed nets and promotes education as part of a global partnership to eliminate the disease from sub-Saharan Africa."The day offered me a great opportunity to meeting so many new people while supporting our ongoing social action activities." Robert.
May 2, 2015
Last Saturday’s San Diego County NAMI Walk helped raise awareness for mental illness and fight to de-stigmatize mental health. For the last 3 months, our Instructors were given the opportunity to teach this group of consumers, and met some wonderful people along the way. As a result, Imee was compelled to help and support them through volunteer work during the 2015 NAMI walk.
"My daughters and I enjoyed assisting where we can that day. We held up signs to promote “Recovery” all around the event site, in addition we also hung posters with information for free NAMI Programs and initiatives for potential consumers. We really enjoyed being the support system and cheered on all the walkers and runners at the beginning of the race and at the finish line. It was a wonderful experience and taught my kids how to give back and support others to help improve the lives of persons impacted by mental illness living in San Diego." Imee Leverette, Applications Instructor
Top Instructor and Motocross Enthusiast, Jason Aston volunteered to run the behind the scenes show at the 2015 Carey Hart Golf International. “When I showed up, I told them I was there to do everything they didn't want to do. Started off the morning with grunt work and helping set up. I was then moved onto registration and helping raise money by selling mulligans and raffle tickets. At the end, I was in charge of cleaning everything up, making sure all the photo were taken with the winner and acted as an assistant doing whatever was needed. They ended up liking me so much that they asked if I could help them out the next day at the Supercross race for the Pit Party selling wristbands and lanyards, with such a nice group of people a cause and community I have been involved with my whole life how could I say no? Saturday was great, and ended up raising over $70,000 for a great cause. Can’t wait to help them out again in October," Jason Ashton.
Education Advisor and Army Ranger Veteran Michael Burroughs make life changing impact on some young boys in his community. "My volunteer day was focused on Bringing the Word of God to young men through building comradery and providing mentor-ship. Royal Rangers is a boy’s ministry program focused on mentoring young men to be servant leaders through Christ. We show these young men how to be leaders through serving.
Even though it was cold, rainy, and foggy these boys Ranger’ed up for the competition and three boys from my outpost placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, in the archery tournament. I also had two other older boys in the Expedition Ranger group place 1st and 2nd place from my Outpost for the BeBe gun tournament. These pictures cannot truly capture the excitement and fun these boys had that took some of them away from broken homes.
April 27, 2015
Tawnie “Eagle Eye” Tran and Albie “All-in" Alexander and volunteered at the Wounded Warriors charity golf tournament at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club, in Tustin CA, and was sponsored by United Water Works. We were all assigned to a specific hole, where we were the officials to verify a hole in one. Unfortunately, the pine cone was the closest thing to the pin, so there were no big winners on the course. We also helped out our fellow volunteers who were dealing black-jack to raise additional funds for the cause. One of our fellow Marine Veterans served our country in the Philippines on covert missions, missions so secret he is not allowed to talk about them, stood in as a representative for the Wounded Warriors Project to accept a check for $7500 for the cause.
April 26, 2015 Hollywood Farmer's Market
Our LA team member Cristina volunteered with Food Forward and the Hollywood Farmer's Market to collect, box and transport various fruits and veggies. As a Farmer's Market Recovery "Gleaner", they spent the day distributing boxes to vendors and asking that they spare produce. Together they gathered over 40 boxed of produce, that's 1,000 pounds! All produce was donated to local food banks, senior citizen housing, rescue missions, and other local agencies.
Training Manager, Bill has been leading youth in the construction of shelters in what was once a “squatter’s camp” in the hills above Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. "This year I was privileged to have two of my daughters with me. We arrived not long after a large fire devastated a community on the side of one of the many canyons in the area. We built five (5) homes (sheds by our standards) and presented the mother of each household with the keys. There was much weeping – from locals and construction crews alike. A big thank you to New Horizons of Southern California for making this one day trip possible. " stated Bill. Each year, Bill takes at least two to three trips down to Mexico to help build homes.
Instructor Barbara Benneian volunteers at a no-kill shelter in Beverly Hills called the Amanda Foundation. On this particular day, she was supposed to assist the shelter with her Photoshop skills, however the shelter did not have time to work with her on the arranged day. Instead, she spent the day walking dogs, brushing and playing with cats, and enjoying time with the animals. As the only non-profit animal charity in the L.A. area to own and operate a full-service veterinary practice, the Amanda Foundation can keep orphan animals under a doctor’s care from the moment they’re rescued.
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.
April 7, 2015
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. NHSoCal has been proudly supporting this initiative for 3 years now.
Help Support Our Mission as www.c2sdk.org
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.
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, 2014
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. NHLG was honored to participate in the holidays for out military and their families..
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 Learning Group, 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 Learning Group (NHLG) 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 NHLG’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, NHLG 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.
November 17, 2012
NHLG 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 Learning Group'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 NHLG's Toastmasters meeting to gain real-world examples of the interview process, as well as constructive criticism on their public speaking and mannerisms.
Have you ever wanted to see your boss get locked up?! NHLG 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 Learning Group recently donated 35 computers to LAYN.