What Our Community Say About Us
  • Truly appreciate your help and going above and beyond to assists with getting funds in order to help with electricity. Thanks so much, God bless you.

    Monica M. Briggs
    Program: Utility Assistance
  • I would like to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation, for the pledge of two-hundred fifty seven dollars that was pledged.

    Monica M. Briggs
    Program: Utility Assistance
  • I have been prepared for the future, I’m very grateful that CAP Riverside was able to give the opportunity to join Pre-Apprenticeship Program, not only that they gave me a job, but it was a positive experience.

    Diana Pacheco
    Program: Pre-Apprenticeship
  • To the staff of L.I.H.E.A.P. Riverside County Office: The funds approved for our house this summer are so very much appreciated, more than you know. Thank you, again.

    PAMELA AMODEO-MORRIS
    Program: Utility Assistance
  • During the training, the instructor taught us how to talk to people and let them know we’re listening. She also taught us how to calm individuals down if they start raising their voice or if they are feeling a little too strongly about what they are saying. A helpful leadership skill that I have developed from Peer Mediation is my ability to talk to people when they need someone to help them solve their conflicts with others. This helps with my personal life too because my friends know they can come to me if they need someone to help them work out their conflicts.

    Callie S., Student at Dorothy McElhinney Middle School
    Program: Dispute Resolution
  • The Mediator made all the learning very fun. The leadership skill I have gathered/developed during peer mediation is being able to ask questions. It comes easy because now I know what to ask. The knowledge I have gained has affected everything. I can now solve problems between friends and family. My personality is more calm and I more open with others. School is easier because I am helping my community and I feel better about myself and who I am.

    Brittany H., Student at Dorothy McElhinney Middle SchoolProgram: Dispute Resolution
  • Taking the Peer Mediation Training classes has confirmed things I already know/believe while empowering me to be confident in the help I give my peers. It gave me that extra sense of comfort to sit with people I didn’t know and be able to help them through their problems. Peer Mediation reminded me that each person’s perception of the situation must be heard and explained by both of the parties in order to reach and agree on any sort of resolution. Helping my peers reach an understanding and appreciation for each other is very rewarding. I felt I was in the right place doing something right!

    Natalie L., Student at Dorothy McElhinney Middle School
    Program: Dispute Resolution
  • I was a very shy kid growing up. In elementary school I dealt with bullies the only way I knew how, by ignoring them and not saying a word to anyone. Now that I have the skills to solve not only my problems, but help others as well I feel free! I am happy now. I smile more knowing that I have the knowledge to help my friends deal with tough situations.

    Kawani H., Student at Rancho Verde High School
    Program: Dispute Resolution
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    Now that I am able to communicate and talk about things that are not easy to talk about, I have a better relationship with my parents. I am able to step out of my comfort zone and stay positive. Life is beautiful and I intend to enjoy every moment by getting along well with others.

    Angelica V., Student at Rancho Verde High School

    Program: Dispute Resolution


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    This is my third year in the Peer Mediation program and I have grown so much. I am very confident as a leader and I can communicate well with almost everyone. Through the years I have developed a passion to help others and my goal in life is to spread happiness and help others stay positive.

    Sonia C., Student at Rancho Verde High School

    Program: Dispute Resolution
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    This program has changed my life completely. I understand now that sometimes you have to walk away from things you can’t change and sometimes you have to just accept life as it comes at you. I have never had a good relationship with my dad and he has never really been there for me, but I want him in my life. So I have accepted that I can’t change him and he can’t be the dad that I want him to be, but he is still my dad and I don’t want to give him up.

    Jackie P., Student at Rancho Verde High School

    Program: Dispute Resolution
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    I have been involved in the Peer Mediation Program for 2 years and I am very grateful that I have. I have gained skills to help students who would have never had the courage to speak up and ask for help. This year I was able to help a friend who had been raped for 5 years by her older brother. She was too scared to say anything because she was embarrassed about the whole situation. I encouraged her to speak up and even went with her when she finally reported him to the authorities. Life is hard for her, but I let her know every day that it is going to get better and she is going to be stronger.

    Karina C., Student at Rancho Verde High School

    Program: Dispute Resolution
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    I was never good at relating to others or building relationships, including my parents. I just felt like I didn’t fit in because I couldn’t talk to them. After practicing all the new communication techniques that I learned through the Peer Mediation program I feel like a whole new person. I get along well with my parents, I can spark up conversations and I can connect with my friends on a whole new level.

    Jackie M., Student at Rancho Verde High School

    Program: Dispute Resolution
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    The best part about learning how to listen and communicate better is that you get to learn that others go through the same things you do. That you are not alone and you can help each other gain different perspectives on the same situation so that you can find the best solution to the problem. I know how important it is to say the right thing in the right way. Being able to help friends is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have gained not only leadership skills, but the confidence to lead.

    Bryan O., Student at Rancho Verde High School

    Program: Dispute Resolution
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    I think the program has been great and I am looking forward to it continuing next year.

    Richard S., Counselor at Earhart Elementary

    Program: Dispute Resolution
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    The program is such a valuable asset to the school. It helps our students resolve conflict in a non-violent way not only in school, but also prepares them for the real world. The message of solving conflicts without physical violence is promoted with every mediation. It is a great program! Thank you for bringing it to our school.

    Theresa S., Counselor at Rancho Verde High School

    Program: Dispute Resolution
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    Students have enjoyed the program this year. They are anxious to participate again this next school year. We will have 40 new leaders to train!

    Aimee F., Counselor at Murrieta Valley High School

    Program: Dispute Resolution
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    I would like to thank CAP Riverside for all the resources they have provided in helping me achieve one of the biggest goals of my life: Starting my own business. From offering workshops on financial planning and entrepreneurship to being mentors for people seeking self-sufficiency and success, Community Action Partnership is helping many members of the community ensure that these are not dreams deferred. Without this organization, I may not have been able to turn my dream into a reality. A special thanks to Lanita Tademy, Michael Elkins, Nicole Kinney, Angel Cardoz, and Lavonda Coleman for helping me become a graduate of the CAP Saving for Success Program!

    OLUWATOSIN bALOGUN

    PROGRAM: INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT
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    The Saving for Success program from the Community Action Partnership has kick-started an idea into a dream in motion. In completing the program, I gained information and tools which have empowered me to move beyond various obstacles. I am now on my way to the next level of my life. Thank you Community Action Partnership of Riverside County.

    hECTOR sANDOVAL

    PROGRAM: iNDIVIDUAL dEVELOPMENT aCCOUNT
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