Bright Spots 2020: Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a partnership between a community college and high school that allows students to take college courses on their high school campus while earning both college and high school credits. Thanks to new state legislation, both Hartnell College …

Bright Spots 2020: Center for Community Advocacy

The Center for Community Advocacy’s (CCA) was founded in 1989, our mission is to provide education, orientation, and legal support to farmworkers and other low-income working families who want to establish neighborhood committees that work to improve housing and health …

Bright Spots 2020: Valley Health Associates

Valley Health Associates (VHA) is a nonprofit provider of treatment for substance abuse disorder. VHA specializes in Medication Assisted Treatment and offers outpatient drug treatment for adults and youth. VHA recently launched its Youth Outpatient Treatment Program, the first in …

Bright Spots 2020: Ohana

Supported by an unprecedented $105 million gift from Bertie Bialek Elliott, the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula will establish Ohana to create an innovative approach to child and adolescent mental and behavioral health that will serve as a national …

Bright Spots 2020: Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy

The Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy began in 2010 when the late president of Graniterock Bruce Woolpert and Kevin Jeffery joined with CSUMB professor Hongde Hu to expand eighth graders’ knowledge and love of math. Eighth-grade math, and especially algebra, …

Bright Spots 2020: Bright Spots Research Project

Bright Futures partnered with six Bright Spots elementary schools to learn more about the practices and systems that created outstanding results for all students. Teachers and principals from King City Magnet, Rose Ferrero, Santa Lucia, Loma Vista, Monterey Park, and …

Bright Spots 2020: Monterey Institute for English Learners

The Monterey Institute for English Learners (MIEL) was established in 2018 to promote equitable and effective practices for educators serving English Learners in the greater Monterey County area. Through partnerships with local schools and districts, MIEL is researching best practices …