News from CV Alliance

Hi, CV!

Two board members, Sona Hovsepian and Ana-Marie Schaefer, will attend the 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute to learn new strategies to prevent and reduce underage substance use.  “Mission Possible: Agents of Change,” is sponsored by CADCA, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. I’ve attended CADCA three times and always come away with new ideas, a better understanding of our grant’s methods and goals, and new contacts. It will be good to send board members instead of paid staff because they can make our brilliant board better!

Speaking of our board, we are in the market for new board members. Our year ends on Sept. 30, and our new board steps in on Oct. 1. If you are interested in learning more about CV Alliance and the role of board members, I invite you to our event on Saturday, Aug. 15 – Orange Fest – between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in CV Park’s air-conditioned county building (3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta). Please stop by our table. If you are already a fan of our work and want to help by serving on the board, please send an email to or chat with Jean Maluccio when you see her around the valley.

Former board member Glendale Police Officer Joe Allen has agreed to hold an Rx Drug Take Back from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. during Orange Fest! Clean out your meds!

Another addition to our board is Henry Lozano, senior advisor. You’ll hear more about Henry as we move forward, but here are three salient things to know: he founded Red Ribbon Week, he served in three White Houses (both parties) and he has energy to spare! We are so honored that of all the coalitions he knows, he agreed to work with us.

Our two youth sector board members, Tara Asadoorian and Makayla Rabago, have done a marvelous job. They hosted a black light bowling night, attended CADCA’s National Youth Leadership Institute last summer, started the CV Youth Alliance Club at CVHS and now are hosting Orange Fest. It’s going to be so much fun! Stay tuned as we activate the power of our teens! Everything’s coming up orange!

In closing, don’t be bored, join our board!

Suzy Jacobs, Executive Director, CV Alliance 3131 Foothill Blvd. Suite D La Crescenta, CA 91214 (818) 646-7867
Suzy Jacobs, Executive Director,
CV Alliance
3516 N. Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208 (818) 646-7867