Community Updates

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Senator Connie M. Leyva hosted her 1st Annual Career Technical Education Fair on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Robert E. Petersen Garage at the Fairplex in Pomona.  The Senator partnered with The Learning Centers at Fairplex and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

On Saturday, April 22nd, Senator Leyva hosted a Community Coffee at Beola’s Southern Cuisine in Ontario.  Over 40 residents and stakeholders from throughout the 20th State Senate District participated in a wide-ranging conversation on varied topics, including transportation, economic growth and healthcare.  Newly elected Ontario City Councilmember Ruben Valencia brought guava-filled pastries for the early birds, as well as provided a community update for attendees.

Friday, March 24, 2017

In honor of Women’s HERstory month, Senator Leyva partnered with Assemblymember Reyes to host the 3rd Annual Young Women’s Leadership Conference at Cal State San Bernardino on Friday, March 24, 2017.  Over 130 young women from the Inland Empire, the majority hailing from San Bernardino, gathered to hear messages of education, empowerment and even a practical life-skills session led by the Senator herself.  Assemblymember Reyes delivered remarks about her inspiring story as the daughter of immigrants, the first Latina to open up a law firm in the Inland Empire and her new role as a state leg

Friday, March 17, 2017

On Friday March 17, 2017, Senator Leyva delivered on her commitment to host another 'Career Day with Connie' at Marshall Middle School in Pomona.  The Senator and Career Day volunteer speakers received an enthusiastic welcome by student ambassadors while Pharrell William’s upbeat tune “Happy” played in the background. 

Principal Juan Ortiz thanked the Senator for delivering on her promise to return to Marshall and for her assistance towards the renovation of the school cafeteria.  Over 20 classrooms and 500 students directly benefited from the successful event. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Senator Leyva--in partnership with the Mexican Consulate, the Guatemalan Consulate, the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association, and the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center--hosted a Citizenship Fair in Rialto. The event was able to assist approximately 40 residents apply for their United States citizenship. Participants were provided with document preparation and legal review, and packets were prepared to be mailed out free of charge.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, Senator Leyva hosted a successful "Coffee with the Senator" event at the George White Senior Center in Fontana.  Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes participated as the event's special guest.  Approximately 60 residents from Fontana and neighboring communities attended the coffee where they had the opportunity to speak directly with Senator Leyva and her staff, as well as Assemblywoman Reyes.  During the event, the Senator answered several questions about important issues affecting the 20th State Senate District and the Inland Empire, including housing, education,

Friday, February 3, 2017

Senator Leyva hosted a Free Grant Writing Workshop on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Pomona Unified School District in partnership with California Consulting LLC and Pomona Promise.  Approximately 80 participants attended the successful workshop from throughout the Inland Empire.  California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian facilitated the highly anticipated training and spoke about key ingredients that go into a successful grant writing process, as well as information that grant writers should know before selecting grants to which they wish to apply.

Friday, December 16, 2016

On Friday, December 16, 2016, Senator hosted her Second Annual Holiday Open House at her San Bernardino district office.  Community residents came out to meet the Senator and her staff, as well as to discuss issues important to them and their families.  Many local dignitaries attended the festive event, including Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino Community College District Trustee Frank Reyes and the Consuls of Mexico and Guatemala in San Bernardino.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Senator Connie M. Leyva celebrated the month of giving thanks and appreciation by hosting her 2nd Annual Operation Gobble where she distributed 700 turkeys and chickens along with 100 individual family meal bags to residents throughout her Senate district.  Her efforts were made possible through partnerships with UFCW Local 1428, Fontana Water Company, Golden State Water Company and Stater Bros.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Senator Leyva hosted a Young Men’s Leadership Conference on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the InTech Center in Fontana.  Over 150 attendees from throughout the 20th State Senate District benefited from the presentations of individuals who invested their time and expertise to explain life lessons they had learned outside of their traditional academic experience.