Educator of the Year!
The California League of Middle Schools’ "Educator of the Year" award is given annually to 11 educators, representing regions throughout California, who exemplify educational excellence and have made significant efforts to implement elements of educational reform in middle schools. Up to 10 finalists from each region are honored locally. This year’s nominee and winner, representing all of Orange County, is Keleigh Bucci, El Viento’s 7th grade mentor/teacher at Vista View Middle School. She was nominated for her dedication to students during and outside of the school day, her involvement in leadership positions at Vista View, and her willingness to make sure that none of her students are “left behind.” Join us in congratulating our teacher, Keleigh!
Getting Into Science!
January/February 2011 - Our 5th grade El Viento teacher, Jesse Rothman, has created curriculum for a science-pilot program for his Flight 11 students. The School News Roll Call was on hand as students conducted a pig dissection. In addition, this STEM program was recently featured in the Huntington Beach Independent.
Reuse-a-Shoe Service Project
November 2010 - Flight 9 students conducted a green community service project at their school, Vista View. The School News Roll Call reports.
Nonprofit Highlight: El Viento
August 2010 - El Viento was the non-profit featured in the Orange County Communty Foundation's Donor Link newsletter.
Tour of El Viento Program at Tiger Woods Learning Center
July 2, 2010 - El Viento's newest Board Member, Dr. Ding-Jo Currie, Chancellor of the Coast Community College Distrct, recently visited our summer program at the Tiger Woods Learning Center. She wrote about her visit in the most recent issue of the Coast Community College Newsbrief. See how much she enjoyed her visit.
Graduating with more than swimming lessons
June 23, 2010 - Congratulations Flight 3! This past Friday evening, June 18th, our Flight 3 students had their El Viento Graduation Ceremony. The Huntington Beach Independent reported on the event. Also, click here to see additional photos of the event. Don't forget, your support makes all this possible.
Corporate Recess Players El Viento Benefit Show
Summer/Fall 2010 - Board member Brenda Glim is the co-founder of the improvisational group the Corporate Recess Players who hold performances at Old World German Restaurant in Huntington Beach. They are fantastic and always deliver a great time! They donated $3 from each ticket purchase for those who brought the attached flyer.
The Golden Handshake (Huntington Beach Independent)
March 24, 2010 - El Viento Foundation welcomes 25 more students to the fold, with the induction of Flight 11.
The Mountain of Success (Huntington Beach Independent)
January 2010 - El Viento students celebrate Joe Chariez' successful ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro.
El Viento Instills Business Sense in Teens (OC Register Article)
December 2009 - Flight Three student and entrepreneur Brian Fuentes talks about how El Viento's new social enterprise venture and partnership with Junior Achievement has inspired him to think big about his future.
Woman Trades Survival Skills for Success Plan (OC Register Article)
November 2009 - Flight One student Diana Hernandez recalls how El Viento enabled her to overcome adversity and achieve her goals. She is currently attending California State University, Fullerton and serves as a Student Trustee on El Viento's Board of Directors.
El Viento Teaches Courage and Discipline (OC Register Article)
November 2009 - El Viento is selected as one of eight agencies to have a Possible Dream funded by proceeds from the OC Register's Season of Caring partnership with the Festival of Children Foundation. Read the first of three stories here.
Board Member Joe Chairez in OC Metro Magazine
August 2009 - Joe Chairez is highlighted in the August 2009 issue of OC Metro Magazine. See the PDF above for the full story .
Flight 9 in the March 2009 Balboa Yacht Club Newsletter
March 2009 - El Viento Foundation was featured in the Balboa Yacht Club's monthly newsletter, Talewind. See the PDF above, and scroll to page 11.
Rotary Club's Sweatheart Ball [28:58 video]
March 2009 - El Viento Foundation was recognized at Rotary Club's Sweetheart Ball which was covered by the HBTV3 station. Click the link above to visit the video page, then scroll down in the menu below the video and select Sweetheart Ball (HB Rotary).
El Viento in Wavelength Magazine - by President Wes Bryan
March 2009 - Wes, on behalf of the El Viento family, thank you for the recognition and support Golden West has provided over the past 12 years. GWC has, and continues to, play a large role in the success of our El Viento students.
El Viento Keeps Huntington Students in School (OC Register Article)
November 2007 - Flight One student Freddy Alanis reflects on his experiences with El Viento and his recent achievement of graduating from high school.