Asian Pacific Community Fund- Debra Fong, Executive Director
Black Business Association- Earl Skip Cooper, President/CEO
Community Union Inc-Larry Ortega, Pres/CEO
Korean Churches for Community Development- Hyepin Im, Pres/CEO
SEA Charter Schools- Nathan Arias, Executive Director

Thank You

One Million NIU Sponsors:

California Advance Services Fund
Pan American Bank
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Southern California Edison
Sempra Energy

Telemundo Coverage: Middle School Student

Thanks Dad, NIU Graduate

Published on Nov 22, 2013

Many thanks to Hector Galicia, Principal at Hollencrest Middle School, West Covina Unified School District for opening his doors to the One Million NIU Initiative. As you will hear from the testimony of one of the children of the NIU Graduates, Teodoro Sanchez, the impact to the children watching their parents be continuous learners is profound.

Last night, November 20, 2013, Telemundo on the scene at One Million NIU Graduation - Hollencrest Middle School, interviewing Teodoro, NIU Graduate and inspiration to his daughter. "I learned so much in this course, even though I knew how to work the computer, the tools I got introduce to, helped me a lot, for me and my daughter." Teodoro A. Perez, NIU Grad. 

Special thanks to Councilman Frederick Sykes, City of West Covina, Suzanne D. Manriquez, Office of Gloria Molina, Supervisor First District, and Evelyn Reyes - Office of Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, 32nd District, California who all brought special recognition certificates to all the NIU Graduates.

Thank you to all our sponsors of NIU who have absolutely helped Teodoro and his daughter Kathryn: Pan American Bank - Jesse Torres, CPUC-CASF, ATT - Ken McNeely, Edison, PGE - Jimi Harris, Principal Hector Galicia - Hollencrest Middle School

Special thanks to Cal State L.A. MESA Director Thelma Frederico, and our host for the classe Dr. Mauricio Castillo, Professor at Cal State L.A. for getting us the parents and opening up the doors to the University to give parents a real? feel for college learning.

One Million NIU Grad Ceremony - Van Wig Elementary, Bassett Unified School District, California, June 21, 2011, positively impacting the drop-out rate.

Bell Gardens, CA: Suva Intermediate School - Montebello Unified School District hosts One Million NIU Graduation ceremony for 20 parents graduating from the Parent Engagement through Technology program. One parent shared that as a result of her graduating from this course she(mom of four children) has decided to finish her high school degree. Very proud moment for trainers Marcela, Michael and Diego. Congratulations to all no the NIU Team who made this day special. Thank you to the leadership of Superintendent Smith of Montebello Unified School District, and School Boardmember Gerri Guzman for supporting the NIU Graduation today, your attendance made the graduation special for all the graduates.


Success Story:

Parent Advocate Maximina Soto

One Million NIU Graduate - Los Angeles

“The first email I ever wrote in class was to my son who was serving in the military in Afghanistan. At first he didn't believe it was me,” Maximina laughs. “I finally convinced him and wrote I was taking classes and learning how to use the computer to better my life.” As a mother and grandmother, Maxi (short for Maximina) has always been involved in their education. NIU training has improved communication with her children and she now feels she can relate to them more. She is excited to talk ‘computer talk’ with her grandchildren. Traveling to Fresno and the Silicon Valley for the California’s One Million NIU Conferences has made Maxi a community-superstar impressing community, state, and education leaders with her life changing story. Help us empower more parents and grandparents like Maximina!