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Moreno Valley Unified School District recognized as a Champion of Change

Moreno Valley Unified School District recognized as a Champion of Change

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – The Moreno Valley Unified School District and the City of Moreno Valley were honored on Thursday, April 21 as this year’s Champion of Change award recipients at the Raise A Hand fundraiser event organized by Think Together, California’s largest nonprofit provider of afterschool programs.

“Think Together is so impressed with the leadership and collaboration the City of Moreno Valley and Moreno Valley Unified foster to serve students in their community,” said Think Together Founder and CEO Randy Barth. “When new investment opportunities or program innovations become available, they’re the first to lead the way, trailblazing new programs that support student learning and inspiring others to do the same.”


During the pandemic, there were several new challenges. However, the district and city worked with Think Together to offer expanded learning programs to students so they could stay connected with peers and program leaders in an educational environment. 

“We’re honored to be recognized alongside the City of Moreno Valley for the work we’re doing to help students outside of the school day,” said Moreno Valley Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora. “These programs make a real difference in the lives of students and their families, and this recognition validates the work we’re proud to do every day as educators.”

Since partnering with the City of Moreno Valley and the Moreno Valley Unified Schools District, Think Together has served thousands of students with afterschool and expanded learning programs. In 2022 alone, programs reached an estimated 6,000 students and has evolved to serve youth and their families with academic enrichment, physical activity, and social-emotional learning, helping to provide a safe place for kids during typical working hours for caregivers.


“This year marks the eleventh year of Moreno Valley partnering with Think Together for our afterschool programs,” said School Board President Cleveland Johnson. “The program makes a tremendous impact in the lives of our students and families. We look forward to the continued partnership and support for our students.”

View a replay of the Think Together: Raise a Hand event here. 


View photos of the event held at the Moreno Valley City Hall. 



About Think Together

Think Together partners with schools and communities to pursue educational equity and excellence for all kids. As a nonprofit organization, Think Together innovates, implements and scales academic solutions that change the odds for hundreds of thousands of California students. Think Together’s program areas include early learning, afterschool, school support services and leadership development for teachers and school administrators. For more information, call (888) 485-THINK or visit