Assemblymember Kate Sanchez names Community Outreach Ministry as 2023 Nonprofit of the Year

WILDOMAR – Assemblymember Kate Sanchez of California’s 71st District named Community Outreach Ministry as 2023 Nonprofit of the Year.

“I am proud to select Community Outreach Ministry of Wildomar,” Sanchez said. “Their dedicated work with helping at-risk kids to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, drugs, violence, delinquency, gangs and incarceration is incredible and I am grateful to have them in our district.”

The mission of Community Outreach Ministry, co-founded over 20 years ago by Coach Bob and Mona Salomo-Davies, Ph.D., is to focus on early intervention which has increased these children’s capacities, to become first-generation high school graduates, skilled workers and earn a legal salary. Their successful treatment and intervention programs through their mentor protégé workshops are helping to reduce recidivism. These programs are “giving at-risk kids a second chance to be winners and champions,” according to the nonprofit’s mission statement.

“Community Outreach Ministry is another great example of what we do right in our communities,” Sanchez said. “This organization serves as an inspiring example of putting others before self. They are dedicated to changing lives in our world, and they are doing just that.”

Coach Bob Davies gives commands to Meccano Robot at Tahquitz High School STEAM Program Oct. 11, 2022. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Now in its eighth year, the Nonprofit of the Year initiative provides the opportunity for each California State legislator to choose a nonprofit organization doing outstanding work in their district. This year California Nonprofits Day is being celebrated June 7, 2023.

According to “Causes Count,” a 2019 report by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the fourth largest industry in the state, employing more than 1.2 million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate more than $273 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside of California. The unpaid labor contributed by volunteers at nonprofits is equivalent to 330,000 full time jobs every year.

Donations can be made by visiting http://www.communityoutreachministry.org or texting “DONATE CHAMPIONS” to 609-212-0627. Checks may also be made payable to Community Outreach Ministry and mailed to 23905 Clinton Keith Road, Suite 114 #116, Wildomar, CA 92595. For more information, contact 951-698-7650, 951-231-5515 and info@communityoutreachministry.org.

Submitted by Community Outreach Ministry.