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The John and Karen Neiuber Scholarship Fund

John and Karen Neiuber have dedicated over 30 years to improving the lives of children through education and foster care.

John was the former CEO of Trinity Youth Services and The Children’s Foundation of America. He has been a teacher, principal, special education and curriculum director, State of California Department of Education trainer, and assistant superintendent in the public schools. In 1993, he became the Superintendent and then CEO of Advanced Education Services, a not-for-profit corporation that operated nonpublic and charter schools. He became the Chief Operating Officer of Trinity Youth Services in 2002, CEO in 2005 and retired in 2020.

Karen studied education and holds two master’s degrees along with teaching and administrative credentials. She retired in 2006 from the Ontario-Montclair School District after 37 years as a teacher and administrator. Her background includes being a President of the Ontario City Library Board of Directors and an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Program at California State University, San Bernardino. Karen also facilitated strategic planning with local agencies and nonprofit organizations. She served as a member of the City of Claremont Architectural Commission and currently serves as President of the City of Claremont Public Art Committee. Her interests include art, architecture and historical buildings and she is a current member of Claremont Heritage. Since retirement she has utilized her degree in art and is involved with an artists’ collaborative and has shown her work in a variety of venues over the last several years.

John is also an active volunteer in his community, having served on city and county commissions, and is currently a Commissioner for the City of Claremont Architectural Commission. He serves on the boards of Trinity Youth Services, the Children’s Foundation of America, the Claremont Chamber of Commerce and Claremont Heritage. He writes a monthly column for the Claremont Courier newspaper and currently focuses his volunteer efforts on helping organizations and historic preservation.

John and Karen continue their advocacy for children in need through their newly established scholarship fund in honor of John’s recent retirement. Join them in making a difference in the lives of foster youth who need support as they reach for their educational goals. Donations may be made to the John and Karen Scholarship Fund by clicking the donate button or mail a check payable to Children’s Foundation of America to P.O. Box 1210, Claremont, CA 91711 and specify “Neiuber Scholarship” in the memo.