Homestead Job Corps Center

 By Lesly Diaz, Homestead Job Corps Center Business and Community Liaison On June 21 Homestead Job Corps Center (HJCC) held its quarterly Community Relations Council (CRC) meeting.  The meeting honored outgoing CRC Chairperson Sharon Haxton of Chapman Partnership and welcomed incoming CRC Chairperson Jesika Davis of American Red Cross.  The highlight of the CRC meeting [...]

By:  Lesly Diaz, Business & Community Liaison  Homestead Job Corps Center (HJCC), operated by ResCare, hosted a Health and Safety Fair on June 15 to celebrate Job Corps’ Universal Safety Week. More than 30 employers and community agencies set up booths in the Homestead Job Corps Center student auditorium. Hundreds of students and staff browsed [...]

Article written by Marjorie Lopez, Director of Education Services – East Coast SIATech Charter High School  On September 20, 2011 SIATech and the Homestead Job Corps Center hosted an Open House event for community and family members so they could observe both the educational and career-technical training experiences students participate in each day. The event [...]

by Andrea Loring On August 26, 2011 SIATech at Homestead Job Corps Center had a special guest speaker. Mr. Elliot Jones, Director of Community Engagement at the Miami Children’s Initiative, spent the afternoon in the English lab.  He read some of his favorite poems written by his very famous grandmother, Maya Angelou.  He shared her philosophy and some [...]

On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 U.S. Rep. David Rivera joined local officials, business leaders, Job Corps staff, students and their families to congratulate 73 graduates from Homestead Job Corps Center. The ceremony was part of National Job Corps Commencement Day.  In the Congressman’s Commencement Speech, he challenged the graduates to make America a greater nation [...]

Over fifty Job Corps students from Homestead and Miami Job Corps Centers volunteered at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) “For the People” Jobs Initiative hosted by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson on August 23, 2011 at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL.  The jobs fair attracted over 5,000 job applicants. The event brought real job [...]

Homestead Job Corps Center STARS program recruits volunteer speakers, tutors and mentors to assist the HJCC students.  Volunteer Juanita Richburg Seon, owner of Curtain Call Unlimited, mentors HJCC Medical Records student Taquesha Miller.  Ms. Seon states “the satisfaction of sharing my life experiences with the young people at HJCC is so rewarding.  It also helps [...]

by Senior Airman Lou Burton 482nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs  HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, FL  – Air Force Reservists and civilian employees from Homestead Air Reserve Base partnered with Homestead Job Corps to assist in a community road-side clean up on July 28, 2011. Thirty two people from both organizations paired up to pick up trash [...]

By Gary Alan Ruse The July 14, 2011 monthly meeting of the Cutler Bay Business Association (CBBA) was a departure from the usual presentation by business advisers, government leaders, utilities planners or political candidates. The meeting topic was community services and representatives from seven different charitable public service organizations were able to introduce themselves to [...]

On Friday, April 29, 2011 Homestead Job Corps Center students and staff participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held at Homestead Hospital.  In addition to raising over $2,200 for cancer research, Homestead Job Corps Center staff and students assisted at the Relay for Life by filling “luminaria” bags with sand and candles.  [...]