As part of the annual Chamber Challenge program, the Santa Monica – Malibu Education Foundation asked AP English students at SAMOHI to create a short video promoting the value and impact of the arts. The students presented the resulting video in the summer of 2011 to a panel of local professionals. With a great deal of appreciation for their inspirational work, the Foundation now uses this PSA to raise both funds and awareness for arts in education.
Health & Wellness
The 2009 Santa Monica Cares Festival combines our Health and Wellness Festival with our Non-Profit Festival, creating a new, larger and more comprehensive event that serves the needs of all of Santa Monica's residents. This annual event provides valuable services such as health screenings, demonstrations, healthy living information and allows non-profits the opportunity to educate the community about what they do and how to get involved. This event is free to the public and draws thousands of people every year through the Third Street Promenade.
On April 23rd, Santa Monica High School Ambassadors’ Student Club hosted the first annual Career Day on campus. Collaborating with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the City of Santa Monica, SAMOHI was able to present students with a plethora of different career paths and professionals who assisted the students with their career plans. Along with such informational panels, the school also exhibited a job fair in the Roberts Art Gallery which offered many students paid internships and summer jobs at local businesses. The Chamber is looking forward to working with Santa Monica High School and the City of Santa Monica to guide students on their professional paths in the years ahead.
Business Cares Program
Through the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the Business Cares
program honors members of Santa Monica’s business community working to end homelessness. The award is presented at the Westside Shelter and Hunger Coalition's annual Celebrating Success Breakfast
and distinguishes certain businesses as leaders in a city-wide attempt to reduce homelessness. Every year a key business is recognized for devoting its time and resources to this important issue. Honored businesses include: Rubin Postaer & Associates, Macerich, and the Bayside District Corporation. The Chamber's online nomination form
may be used to recognize the outstanding business or organization of your choice.
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