POMONA – Xena Perez, a sixth-grader at Cortez Mathematics and Science Magnet School, would like to be a doctor some day.

"They mostly help children," she said. "I want to help children and adults, too."

Wednesday morning, in a ceremony in the library of the magnet school, the heads of three Pomona educational institutions signed agreements that could help students like Xena reach their career goal.

Western University of Health Sciences President Philip Pumerantz, Cal Poly Pomona President Michael Ortiz and Pomona Unified School District Superintendent Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana have embarked on a long-term initiative designed to assist students in preparing for careers in health care. Read the full article >>