Cascades Job Corps Center

Cascades Job Corps students received the Volunteer of the Year award during Community Action of Skagit County’s annual Spirit of Hope Breakfast. Community Action officials cited Cascades dedication to Community Action’s programs that serve senior citizens and disabled clients, as well as SGA’s efforts to support those in need during the holidays by donating items [...]

Nicole Gonzalez is a top notch 21-year-old Carpentry student with a strong work ethic and terrific customer service skills. She began her training at Job Corps in May of 2015 with her high school diploma, and fully intended to enroll in one of the medical trades. Out of curiosity, she chose to spend a portion [...]

Students from Cascades Job Corps Center had the opportunity to volunteer at the Burned Children’s Recovery Foundation’s Camp Phoenix. This week-long camp is for kids from all over the country. Each camper is a burn survivor and has an amazing story of resilience, adversity, and determination. Cascades students shared their talents in culinary, carpentry, and [...]

SGA students worked closely with Skagit Community Action Agency to provide Thanksgiving dinner for two families. One family consisted of two sisters living together, each, with two children. The other meal was provided for a single mother with three small children. it’s been a real struggle for both families. I addition, students worked with Lummi [...]

In November, Cascades’ Carpentry instructor Tammie O’Dell received a Lifetime Achievement award from Washington Women In Trades during their Dream Big dinner and awards ceremony in Seattle. In 1975, Tammie began in a carpentry apprenticeship program on a dare. She toughed it out during a time when there were no women in construction. Six of [...]

Cascades students helped out with the local “Veterans Stand Down” event on November 11th at the American Legion in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Culinary Arts students provided lunch, while SGA members registered veterans for the free services offered that included dental care (Cascades Dental students assisted), immunizations, cold weather gear, and disability claims processing. The students also [...]

Cascades students and staff participated in two special projects for Make A Difference Day, by working with long time community partner Skagit Community Action Agency, in assisting one of their clients with a residential moving project. A large perentage of Community Action’s clients are seniors and are disabled. Student volunteers moved the client’s belongings from a [...]

In October,  Cascades Job Corps held a blood drive for the  Puget Sound Blood Center. Twice each year, students and staff volunteer their time and donate to this important cause. The blood donations collected are critical in order to maintain a stable blood supply for medical emergencies and for supporting patients battling life threatening illnesses like [...]

For the second consecutive year, Cascades Dental and Culinary student volunteers participated in Project Homeless Connect, an all day event that provides several services for low income and homeless individuals or families. All services are free and included medical and dental exams, DSHS services, eye exams, clothing, school supplies, and food. The Culinarystudents prepared and served 600 meals.

The Cascades Culinary students put on a great show again this year at the annual “Sample of Sedro”, an event sponsored by the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce, that features the culinary talents of local restaurateurs and vendors. The students prepared beef tacos with spicey mango salsa, fresh fruit kabobs, spinach artichoke dip with vegetables and homemade [...]