first_img Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  A Pasadena-based nonprofit dedicated to helping underserved students succeed in college announced the appointment of a new board chair this week.Laura Zachar took over for LaWayne Williams as board chair at College Access Plan, the organization said in a written statement. Zachar has been a board member since 2019 and serves as the executive director for Reading Partners California.“She holds a [certified fundraising executive] certification and has personally raised over $15 million to support youth-serving organizations,” according to the statement.“I have been a proud CAP partner and supporter since moving to Pasadena in 2014. I am honored to assume this role and cannot give enough thanks to LaWayne and CAP’s Executive Director Mo Hyman for entrusting me to advance CAP’s policies and guiding principles,” said Zachar.“I am committed to continuing to use education and literacy as a platform to close the opportunity gap for as many students as possible,” she said.Zachar will preside over the rollout of CAP’s new five-year strategic plan, “which reinforces the organization’s long-held core beliefs to be student-centered and student-celebrating and critical of institutional barriers to college access,” the statement said.“Zachar, like all CAP board members and staff, is optimistic in uplifting students and advocating for systems change,” the statement continued. “CAP provides essential college access and success resources and advocacy to students, their families, and their community of supporters as they create a path to and through higher education despite historical and persisting barriers, such as those based on family income, racial-ethnic identity, citizenship status, and rigid definitions of achievement.”Zachar’s first public event as CAP board chair will come on Oct. 11 at the group’s socially distanced scavenger hunt fundraiser.More information is available at collegeaccessplan.org/events. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Non-Profits News Pasadena’s College Access Plan Names New Board Chair STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 3:43 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 93 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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