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New School to Honor Educator Mildred D. Henry Groundbreaking set for August 23

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Dr. Mildred D. Henry has worked for over 28 years with underprivileged youth in San Bernardino and has remained committed to giving students a second chance to succeed. Now the veteran educator will have a school named after her. The Dr. Mildred D. Henry Elementary School groundbreaking will be held on Thursday, August 23 at 10 a.m. The school will be located at 1250 West 14th Street in San Bernardino. The 13.9-acre school is scheduled to be completed in July 2013 and will house approximately 564 students in 24 classrooms. The school is named in honor of local educator and Cal State San Bernardino professor emeritus Dr. Mildred D. Henry, executive director and founder of the Provisional Accelerated Learning (PAL) Center.

The center is a subsidiary of Provisional Educational Services, Inc., a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has provided education and employment to youth and adults for 25 years. The PAL Center has successfully specialized in working with at-risk youth in dropout prevention and recovery programs. The site offers the PAL Charter Academy High School, grades 9 through 12, and youth employment programs, the largest of which is the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Employment Program. Besides Mildred Henry Elementary, the District recently broke ground on several more campuses, including George Brown, Graciano Gomez, and Little Mountain Elementary Schools. In addition, two new schools are opening their doors to students this month, Norton Elementary and Indian Springs High School.

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