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New Horizons Learning Group Philanthropy

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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Supporting our Marines

On Monday, May 8th, Tony Bhawani volunteered and participated in a golf tournament. The tournament was to support the Marine Corp League of Woodstoke/Acworth GA. 

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Celebrating the Special Olympics

On Saturday, May 13th Ellen Wallace volunteered for the Special Olympics of South California. She was part of the Set-Up and Logistics team for the Orange County Regional Spring Games at Irvine High School.

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Running for Team Grace

Brian and Cynthia spend their Sunday at the University of California Los Angeles volunteering their time and support by participating in a 5k run/walk to support “Team Grace”. 

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Sorting Food to Feed Thousands

On March 11th, Vic Emurian and friends teamed up to donate their time at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

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Campout with the Troop

On the weekend of February 18 and 19, Ed Jewett volunteered with other parents at the monthly Boy Scout Troop campout. 

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Building Not Just a House, But a Home

Karen Novoa spent her Monday, February 6th, not at the office, but working with Habitat for Humanity in her local community: Sacramento, California. 

Cleveland National Forest Volunteers

Bill Sullivan continues his volunteer work with the Cleveland National Forest, and spends his day at their annual training! 

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Fighting Fires before they Start

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, Gene Fliman volunteers with Red Cross to install, test, and replace fire alarms in the Las Vegas area.

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All of the Right Tools

Floreda Mary volunteers at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, non-profit home improvement stores and donation centers! 

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Giving the Gift of Warmth and Food

In 2007, Anna Santos reached out to her local Salvation Army and asked if she could help volunteer to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving, and she has done so ever since.

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A Family Tradition Continues

Martin Wuesthoff and his son spent November 11th and 12th helping out at The Furniture Bank of Southeast Connecticut. An organization that Martin's parents have been running for over twenty years with the support of their church!

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Giving to the Community Time and Time Again

During October, Brian Corrigan donated his time and resources into two causes he feels passionate about: UCLA Neurosurgery and the Union Rescue Mission.

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NHLG and Alamom Celebrate with Big Brother Big Sisters

On October 20th, the NHLG and Alamom teams participated in the 54th Annual Big Brother and Big Sisters Annual Dinner. This event is one of the most well-known and beloved fundraising galas in San Diego, drawing 650 business and community leaders and yielding more than $650,000. 

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Rescuing Fresh Produce from the Wastebin

Cristina Faraone works with Food Forward to mitigate food waste by working with Farmer's Markets to collect their unsold fresh produce which then goes to charities.

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Annual Columbus Day Drive!

On October 10th, Barbara Benneian, Dan Miner, and Barbara Duncan volunteered at the Columbus Day Drive for the Special Olympics. 

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Day on the Field

On October 8th,  Jeff Stanley, volunteered as a sideline judge at the Special Olympics Tri-Valley Regional Soccer Competition.

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Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness: One Bag of Popcorn at a Time!

Training manager Bill Berger, his family, and their popcorn machine volunteer with The Illumination Foundation at their 2016 Carnival for Kids.

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The 14th Annual Avon 39 Breast Cancer Walk

September 10th-11th, 2016 William Jordan volunteered at the 14th Annual Avon 39 Breast Cancer walk, a 39.3 mile walk through Santa Barbara.

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The Final Touches on New Homes

On September 23rd, Brandi and her roommate volunteered on a new construction Habitat for Humanity project.

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Helping Out Man's Best Friend

On September 24, 2016 Brian and Cynthia spent the day caring for these beautiful animals. Their day was full of dog-walking, cleaning, wrangling, and giving the pups’ primary caregivers another set of hands to help with setting up adoption sessions and blood donation sessions.

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Coastal Clean Up Day

Morgan Landry gathers up her friends and roommates to assist in the 32nd annual beach clean up day in San Clemente. 

Honoring Veterans at the VFW Post 2323

Robert Johnson volunteered at the VFW post 2323 in Granada Hills, where he helped clean the post, and had the opportunity to talk to some really great veterans. He got to see firsthand how the veterans came together for the grieving widow of a veteran who had just passed.

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A Day on the Tennis Courts!

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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Bringing a Little Wonder to Helen Woodland Animal Center

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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Bringing Smiles to the Special Olympians

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...

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On-Patrol at Cleveland National Forest

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...

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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...

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Setting Up for the Road2Recovery

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.

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A Trip to the Moorpark Teaching Zoo

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...

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Special Olympics on Parade

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. 

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Keep Our Gardens Clean & Beautiful Project

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. 

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Building Homes in Mexico

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.

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Building a Drought Garden with Jeff Stanley

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.

Alfred Morales Joins Ontario Reign on 5k Benefit

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. 

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The Wildcard Army @ CHOC

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).

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Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank

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.

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Mark Sojourner Heads to Libby Elementary

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. 

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Toss the Boss Over The Edge

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". 

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Shepherd's Conference at Grace Community Church

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.

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Veteran Stand Down for Homelessness

Jennifer H. at NHLG Tucson volunteered for this organization benefiting homeless veterans!

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