On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Senator Leyva convened approximately 150 participants at her 5th Annual Young Women’s Leadership Conference held in partnership with Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes and Cal Poly Pomona’s Huntley College of Agriculture. The conference began on the right note with a performance by Los Broncos de Pomona, Cal Poly’s student mariachi ensemble led by Dr. Jessie M.
On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Senator Leyva welcomed honorees and other attendees to her inaugural “Terrific 20 of SD 20” Awards Celebration at the Chaffey College Community Center in Chino. This first annual event recognized the tremendous commitment of local residents in fields as diverse as education, community activism, business, law enforcement, hospitality, journalism, and community service.
Senator Connie M. Leyva--in partnership with Assemblymember Eloise Gomez-Reyes, Supervisor Josie Gonzalez and the Community Health Association, Inland Southern Region--hosted the 3rd Annual FREE Bloomington Community Health and Resource Fair. The Health Fair took place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Ayala Park in Bloomington. The event included health, dental and vision screenings, as well as over 40 other community resources.
Senator Connie M. Leyva and Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez—in partnership with the City of Pomona, CareMore, Pomona Health Promoters and Western University College of Graduate Nursing—hosted a successful Health First!
On Saturday, June 10th, Senator Connie M. Leyva hosted two Immigration Fairs at the Ruben Campos Community Center in San Bernardino and at the University of La Verne College of the Law in Ontario. The Senator partnered with Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association, the Guatemalan Consulate, the Mexican Consulate, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center and the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.