Past Events

March 23, 2021

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, in partnership with Senator Roth, Chair of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development, invite you to a Small Business Workshop that we will be hosting to focus on support for small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.  With many businesses experiencing economic loss, it is imperative for business owners to have up-to-date information on available resources.

During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to hear from Mike Daniel, Regional Director – Orange County Inland Empire Small business Development Center (OCIE SBDC) Network, who will cover some of the most recent updates on the PPP, SBA EIDL programs, and additional resources to assist Riverside County businesses during COVID-19.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Zoom link to be provided upon registration

RSVP and Submit Questions

We will do our best to answer all submitted questions during the workshop. However, for questions that may require additional assistance, you will receive contact information for specialists who can provide direct assistance.

For immediate data regarding these programs, I encourage you to visit the OCIE SBDC Network’s webpage, which has up-to-date information and FAQs.

March 20, 2021

Como COVID-19 ha cambiado todas nuestras vidas, la perspectiva de que el público tenga acceso a una vacuna ha sido uno de los desarrollos más importantes para nuestra comunidad y nuestra nación. Únase al senador Richard D. Roth, al asambleísta José Medina, a un grupo de distinguidos funcionarios de salud pública del condado y a mí para recibir una actualización sobre la distribución de vacunas en el condado de Riverside.

Esta conversación cubrirá algunos de los temas más urgentes sobre la vacuna COVID-19 para ayudar a los residentes del condado de Riverside a comprender mejor el cronograma y las pautas para su distribución al público. También será una excelente oportunidad para aprender más sobre la vacuna y obtener claridad sobre conceptos erróneos comunes.

Sábado 20 de marzo
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Regístrese y envíe una pregunta

Para sintonizar en español

Información de acceso telefónico
Número de teléfono: 1-669-900-6833 | ID de seminario web: 964 7337 4846 | Contraseña: 494168

Participantes expertos en salud pública del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside:

Kim Saruwatari, MPH - Director de salud pública
Dr. Geoffrey Leung, MD - Jefe de Medicina Familiar
Jose Arballo Jr. - Oficial de información pública

Nuestros oradores invitados también responderán a las preguntas enviadas por el público. Confirme su asistencia y envíe sus preguntas antes del miércoles 17 de marzo. La conversación se llevará a cabo en Zoom. No se requiere una cuenta de Zoom para ver este evento.

Para obtener información inmediata sobre la vacuna, les invito a que visite la página web de vacunación COVID-19 del estado de California, que tiene información actualizada y preguntas frecuentes. También puede encontrar más información específica sobre la distribución de vacunas del condado de Riverside en la página web de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside.

March 20, 2021

As COVID-19 has upended all of our lives, the prospect of the public having access to a vaccine has been one of the most important developments for our community and our nation. Join Senator Richard D. Roth, Assemblymember Jose Medina, a group of distinguished county public health officials, and myself for an update about vaccine distribution in Riverside County.

This conversation will cover some of the most pressing topics on the COVID-19 vaccine to help Riverside County residents gain a better understanding of the timeline and guidelines for distribution to the public. It will also be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the vaccine and get clarity on common misconceptions.

Saturday, March 20
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

RSVP and Submit A Question

Participating public health experts from Riverside University Health System:

  • Kim Saruwatari, MPH - Public Health Director
  • Dr. Geoffrey Leung, MD - Chief of Family Medicine
  • Jose Arballo Jr. - Public Information Officer

Our invited guest speakers will also answer submitted questions from the public. Please RSVP and submit your questions by Wednesday, March 17. The conversation will take place on Facebook Live via my Facebook page. A Facebook account is not required to view this event.

For immediate data regarding the vaccine, I encourage you to visit the State of California's COVID-19 vaccination webpage, which has up-to-date information and FAQs. You can also find more information specific to Riverside County vaccine distribution on the Riverside County Public Health webpage.

February 8, 2021

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, is pleased to announce the launch of the $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000 will be awarded to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help cover expenses during the pandemic. Applications for Round 1 have closed. The second round of applications will open at 8:00 a.m. February 2 and will run through 6:00 p.m. February 8 at 6:00 p.m. Applicants who submitted all necessary documents in the first round and met eligibility requirements but did not receive a grant, do not need to reapply; their applications will be rolled over for consideration in the second round.

In an effort to ensure that this important information is shared throughout our small business and nonprofit community, Assemblymember Cervantes encourages you to tune in to an informative webinar hosted through the deadline.

Find a webinar

Small businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to visit to review eligibility, prepare business documents and get ready to apply.

February 25, 2021

Higher education means greater opportunity-the knowledge and skills you gain through education, as well as career and technical training, can be used for the rest of your life. Although finding ways to pay for college can be a daunting task, my office is here to help.

California students and families can virtually attend Cash for College workshops for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications. Completing the FAFSA allows qualified students to be considered for the greatest amount of financial aid from federal, state, and college sources - and it is free to fill out.

March 2, is the priority financial aid filing deadline for most colleges and universities and the absolute deadline for submission of your Cal Grant application. To learn about your options, and how you can apply, I invite you and your family to attend one of our upcoming Cash for College workshops in partnership with the Offices of Senator Richard Roth, Assemblymember Jose Medina, and the Alvord, Jurupa, and Riverside Unified School Districts.

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021- 5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 5:00pm-6:30pm (Spanish)

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The California Student Aid Commission is hosting a series of statewide Cash for College webinars to provide information to help California students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the CA Dream Act Application, and are open to all students and families applying for financial aid. 

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm (English/Spanish)
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Monday, February 22, 2021 - 5:30pm-8:00pm (English/Spanish)
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:30pm-8:00pm

Register for a webinar

For more information, or to get additional resources, visit our Student Resources page.