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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has more than 40 job announcements; Here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Aquatics Coordinator, Morgan Hillclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS District 5, Annual Support Staff and Volunteer Recognition and Holiday Luncheon, December 11, 2013, click here for more details.

Member Highlight
Monrovia Community Services Director April Soash to retire.
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Fair Play for Girls in Sports
Recently, Fair Play for Girls in Sports, along with partners Coaching Corps and the California Park & Recreation Society, released a report finding that California park and recreation departments generally perceive that community youth sports are gender equitable, yet nearly half of the state's departments are not tracking participants' gender in programming, a key mechanism for ensuring gender equity. Nonetheless, park and recreation departments are open to receiving training so they may achieve gender equity under the law.

This report is the first-ever study examining the implementation of AB 2404, the 2004 California state law requiring gender equity in park and recreation-based community youth athletics. With such information, we can increase efforts to ensure girls are participating equally in local sports under the law, so they may enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

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CPRS Conference

Conference brochures have been mailed and the conference Website has all the information you need about conference education sessions and special events. Register now and book your hotel. For more information, click here.

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TrueLine Game Court Building & Renovation
TrueLine now does complete renovations and building of courts. See our splashpad surfaces! We continue to offer tennis court, basketball and other game court surfacing. MORE
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Price jump for new Roseland park alarms Santa Rosa City Council
The Press Democrat
Cost overruns at a planned park in Santa Rosa's Roseland neighborhood are the latest in a steady stream of problems facing the city's Parks and Recreation Department. The consulting firm hired to design Bayer Neighborhood Park and Garden on West Avenue says it needs an additional $320,000 and two more years to complete work on the long-delayed project.
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Monroeville seniors balk at possible merger of center with parks, recreation department
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Service and workforce program aids city's at-risk youth
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Nadira Hampton has traded the pavement of drug corners for the grass and trees of Philadelphia's Pennypack Park. Hampton, 19, who has been in and out of jail for selling drugs for most of her teenage years, is part of a new service and workforce development program that Philadelphia officials announced. PowerCorpsPHL, under the Americorps umbrella, is geared at helping at-risk youths develop environmental work skills and find jobs in the field.
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The City of Aliso Viejo sent this photo from a Founder's Day Fair Event. The Volunteers are wearing volunteer shirts with the Parks Make Life Better! branding campaign. Volunteers are wearing the shirts at Aliso Viejo Community Association Events as well. AVCA is the master home owners association in Aliso Viejo.

Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages in your programming — We want photos! Send to Jane H. Adams,

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    Surviving a crisis (Aquatics International)
Playground safety concerns raised by San Diego city auditor report (KNSD-TV)

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ASES Universal and ASES Renewal Request for Applications
The final filing date for both applications is Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
The After School Division of the California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the release of two new After School Education and Safety (ASES) Requests for Application (RFAs). The two grants include: The ASES Program Universal Grant and the ASES Grant Renewal. Learn more here.


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