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Learn about this exciting program that offers certificates for people to serve their under-served communities as Community Health Workers, Medical Assistants
With Neery Velazquez, an alumnus from the first graduating class and Arwyn Wild
San Manuel Gateway College
San Manuel Gateway College offers certificates in the health field from Loma Linda University at its San Bernardino campus. The college was established in 2016 to give young people in San Bernardino and the Inland Empire a future beyond high school that also empowers them to serve their underserved, often disadvantaged communities. The unique didactic environment at Loma Linda University Health – San Bernardino brings together San Manuel Gateway College entry-level learners with Loma Linda University graduate students and medical residents all training together to gain clinical skills in the SAC Health System clinic at the San Bernardino campus.
Arwyn Wild, MA, (pictured above awarding a certificate to a graduate of the community health worker/promotores program) is executive director of San Manuel Gateway College. He was recruited to Loma Linda University in 2015 to develop and lead the innovative learning environment found at San Manuel Gateway College, bringing 12 years of experience as a principal in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Wild has a Master of Arts in Education degree, specializing in curriculum and instruction. Known for his passion for providing a future for young people in the San Bernardino area, he says that San Manuel Gateway College is about “providing the light at the end of the tunnel” for high school graduates from communities of low opportunity.
Recent graduates from San Manuel Gateway College share their stories of perseverance and hope as they set their sights on enacting positive change in their communities.