Victress Bower: A Teacher and Her Legacy

Born in Minnesota in 1874, Victress Bower was the youngest of four children. She began teaching in Minnesota and then moved to Escondido, California before coming to Riverside in 1908. She instructed 7th and 8th graders at the old three-story brick Grant School at...

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visits the IE

In February 2023, IECF partnered with Growing Inland Achievement, COPE, and UCR’s Center for Social Innovation to host the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a regional visit. The bi-county tour included stops and presentations at Middle College High School, San...

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IECF Policy & Engagement at Work

2021 marked the launch of IECF's Office of Policy & Engagement. The objective of the Office is to address inequities in the Inland Empire by creating greater policy capacity in the region through collaboration, by uplifting community-based organizations and their...

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