100 Best Communities Award
|Fontana has been recognized as
one of the nation’s 100 best communities for young people for the second
year in a row by America’s Promise Alliance.
"The City of Fontana is proud to be chosen,” said Mayor
Frank Scialdone. “Being chosen in two consecutive nationwide
competitions for this prestigious honor is a testament to our
community's commitment to young people.”
America’s Promise Alliance, founded by General Colin Powell
in 1997, is a partnership of corporations, nonprofits, faith-based
organizations and advocacy groups that are dedicated to improving the
lives of youth and children. The Alliance recognizes those communities
that make youth a priority by implementing programs to help keep
children in school and prepare them for college and the 21st century
|“Fontana serves as an example to inspire and educate other communities
across the nation to tackle the challenges facing their city and
children.” said Marguerite W. Kondracke, America’s Promise Alliance
president and CEO.
Fontana is one of the “100 Best” because of its dedication to giving its
young people the resources and services needed to lead dynamic and
It is because of efficient and productive partnerships between city
government, schools, community leaders and organizations that Fontana’s
young people have access to programs focused on providing leadership
skills, healthy activities and job training.
On September 21, 2010, Fontana was recognized at a ceremony in front of
the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In
addition to the “100 Best” distinction, Fontana will receive two road
signs identifying the city as one of the “100 Best,” as well as a trophy
to be presented to local officials later this year.
The entire 2010 list of 100 Best Communities for Young People and their accomplishments is at www.americaspromise.org/100Best. The full press release announcing the award is also available in the City’s press release archives.