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Newsletter 2013 

 November is Child Safety Month


Let us keep our little ones safe during this season of much travel while we enjoy a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  Blogger Tina Becci advises the following precautions:


  • Always use an appropriate carseat;
  • Bring along safety devices if you are staying in an older relative's house;
  • Arrive early;
  • Check hotel rooms.

To read more on these pertinent tips, visit her blog.


We Did It!


Many thanks to all our donors who helped us raise $3,500 during the massive webathon: Give Big Riverside.  This amount is triple what we raised last year!  We couldn't have done it without you!  A shout out to Dennis Mattson whose contribution won a golden ticket and made us an additional $250

Special Thanks!  

Dart Foundation representative with Melody Amaral, CEO of The Wylie Center

The Wylie Center and its supporters thank The Dart Foundation for their generous donation of $2,900 to our Breaking Barriers to Learning project.


The Wylie Center Launches Project L.E.A.D


The Wylie Center is proud to have been contracted to provide Project L.E.A.D. (Linking Education Advocacy and Development) services in collaboration with Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Riverside, Riverside Unified School District and Alvord Unified School District. Project LEAD is a program that recruits, trains and deploys mentors and tutors to assist students enrolled in after-school programs at middle schools in the City of Riverside. It provides mentoring and tutoring through character development activities such as recreation, crafts, art, and academic coursework. Project L.E.A.D. is funded by a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).


Project L.E.A.D. members at Arts and Crafts Training taught by Eydie Tasch, artist and instructor at Riverside Children's Theatre.

We are proud to welcome the following staff members to Project L.E.A.D.:



Monica Gomez

Victoria Mata

Christine Justafort

Sarah Harrell

Darren Ng

Alejandra Tapia

Kathleen Huerta

Sergio Orozco

Evelyn Sanabria 

Hazel Jimenez

Monica Ramblas

Jackelyn Torres

Numa Juarez

Julissa Rios

Brenda Villavazo

Ling-Yi Kung

Darcy Thong

Taylor Williams

Jasmine Luna

Patricia Segura

Kimberlyn Young

The Wylie Center Receives

Infant Massage Certification


Loving Touch Foundation Incorporated conducted training for The Wylie Center's Home Program to receive certification in Infant Massage Instructor Program. The Home Program now has 11 certified case managers.


Developmental Specialists receive training.

Infant Massage is a therapeutic approach that:


  • promotes healthy brain development;
  • helps baby sleep well;
  • reduces stress;
  • reduces incidents of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS);
  • reduces onset of early childhood disabilities; and
  • improves blood circulation and digestion.

For more information on infant massage visit the Loving Touch website.

Celebration of Giving


Experience the wonderful feeling you get in making a difference for The Wylie Center children! Take a moment to imagine an ideal holiday season...

Some of our children only have their imagination to create this magical moment. However, we can make this a reality for them. Partake in this outstanding campaign by sending monetary and toy donations. Become a community sponsor and adopt a Wylie Center family.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Blanco at (951) 826-1728 or jblanco@wyliecenter.org.

Trick-or-Treating at The Wylie Center


Children from The Wylie Center's child care facility  enjoyed a morning of trick-or-treating at the main office.  Staff had the pleasure of handing out treats to a pirate, an astronaut, a batman and princesses, among others.

Costumed kids get a ride through hallways.
The Carolyn E. Wylie Center

4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, California 92501


The Wylie Center now has a QR code that will take you to our website when scanned. It will also be on our business cards.

The Wylie Center Wishlist 

We are seeking the following items to enhance our services:

  • digital cameras to take photos for our programs;
  • car donations for field travel; 
  • couches in good condition for a family room;
  • s
    ize 4 diapers, size 3T shirts and jackets, size 4-5 pants, and size 8w shoes for a 2-year old boy in our Mental Health Program.
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 The Wylie Center will be closed on November 28th and 29th during the Thanksgiving break and on December 24th and 25th during the holiday break.  

   Upcoming Holiday Festivals


The Christmassippi River of Mark Twain: Riverside Dicken's Festival

Enjoy the Yuletide yarns and seasonal stories of the man who gave us Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. November 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 PM, Historic Raeburn         Place, 2508 Raeburn Dr., Riverside, CA

 Limited seats  tickets 



21st Annual Riverside Festival of Lights
From November 29th - January 4, 2014, don't miss the chance to experience the most dazzling holiday spectacle south of the North Pole at the 21st Annual Riverside Festival of Lights. It all begins with festive activities at noon and the flip of a switch on Friday, November 29th at 4:30 PM as Riverside's downtown is instantly illuminated with more than three and a half million twinkling lights and spectacular fireworks! 

RCRMC Festival of Trees Fundraiser
Riverside County Regional Medical Center Foundation's Festival of Trees has become a special holiday tradition full of crafts, games, entertainment and over 50 amazingly decorated trees. Scheduled from November 27th - December 1st, the Festival of Trees has grown to attract over 30,000 people.
Ways to Give!
Your gift to The Wylie Center is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The Wylie Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Out tax ID number is 93-0670286.