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January 19, 2012 Press Release
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano cut the ribbon on new training equipment for Rio Hondo College’s Regional Homeland Security Training Center and a new natural-gas powered, handicap-accessible shuttle bus to move students around the main campus.
October 12, 2011 Press Release

 (Washington, D.C.) On Saturday, October 12, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano hosted a military academy info session at Southeast Academy High School in Norwalk to give students, parents, and educators a chance to learn more about educational opportunities in our nation’s military academies.

“Military service academies provide a path to higher education and leadership training for young people who wish to serve their country,” Napolitano said. “These students are the boldest and brightest, and I hope to directly assist you in pursuing your dream of attending the academy of your choice.”

October 11, 2011 Press Release

 (Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined the recently formed Congressional Caucus on Educating, Engaging, and Employing America’s Youth (also known as the “Triple-E” Caucus), a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on improving high school graduation rates, youth unemployment, and youth poverty.

March 10, 2011 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- On Tuesday, March 1, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano was honored by the National Guard Youth Foundation for her strong support and advocacy for the Youth ChalleNGe Program in her area and in the halls of Congress.

“To date, Youth ChalleNGe has graduated 104,000 cadets,” Napolitano said. “These are students who might otherwise have dropped out of school but instead were supported as they charted a newer, brighter path through life. It has been an honor to assist this program and its exemplary efforts to help our young people, our future leaders.”

July 27, 2010 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- On Monday, July 26 Cal Poly Pomona received a $42 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the largest cash gift in the history of the California State University system. Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, whose district includes Cal Poly Pomona, congratulated President Dr. Michael Ortiz on the unprecedented new funding:

July 30, 2009 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano welcomed news last week of the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of former Pomona Unified School District Superintendent Thelma Melendez as the Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. Napolitano has been a longtime supporter of Melendez and encouraged her to apply for a position in the administration.

February 6, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (D-Norwalk) today praised passage of H.R. 4137, the College Opportunity and Affordability Act.  The bill addresses skyrocketing tuition prices and other roadblocks on the path to a college education by reforming our higher education system to operate in the best interests of students and families while boosting our competitiveness and strengthening our economic future.  Napolitano cosponsored the bill which passed by a bipartisan vote of 354 to 58.