Archive for the ‘Community Service’ Category

The SGA (Student Government Association) is doing a lot of fun and great things! “We’re doing fundraisers,” said Willie Washington, SGA Coordinator.  “We have staff dress down day for $2 on Mondays. The $2 goes towards the student benefit fund. With the student benefit fund, SGA puts on events around the Center and what some [...]

Muhlenberg had its Summer Graduation on June 27th. This graduation class showcased 25 students with several being awarded for their work effort while on campus. Tracy Marks and Michael Voss were mentioned as the two who have been accepted to advance training with another job corps. This class had four students that have enlisted in [...]

L-r:  Bobby Myers, Javon Dalmast, Christine Sanders, Congressman Colin Allred, Kenneth Stewart, Anthony Smith, and Corey Odum The North Texas Job Corps Student Government Association Outreach Committee members participated in the Hamilton Park 34th annual Juneteenth parade held 6/22 in the Hamilton Park community in Dallas, TX.  Juneteenth is an annual observance that started in Texas [...]

Muhlenberg Job Corps facility has noticed a rise in females taking Heavy Equipment Operation trade over the past couple of years. There tends to be a stigma concerning male and female in the Heavy Equipment industry.  John Austin, HEO instructor, stated females operate just as well as males, and in some cases even better.  Shante [...]

Phoenix Job Corps students have been volunteering at a downtown Phoenix church, welcoming refugees seeking asylum. Students set up tables and welcome the 50 refugees as they get off the bus. “We accept asylum seekers,” said volunteer Bonnie Simmons, coordinator of the church’s asylum work as well as mercy and justice work. “It’s the last leg [...]

Peter LaFleur, Muhlenberg Job Corps Center Director, spoke to the West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWB) about Muhlenberg Job Corps Center. The WKWB has a monthly meeting and lunching. These meetings are to discuss past and future business, as well growth and development in the Western Kentucky region. Peter was able to educate the room of [...]

Students learn about urban gardening Members of Charleston Job Corps’ student group “Modern Man” volunteered at the West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference and Community Expo May 3-4, held on the campus of West Virginia State University. Ten club members served as proctors during the two-day event under the supervision of Jeremy Brannon of the West [...]

Senior Residential Advisor, Anita Dunnigan,  assists students with the Planting for Peace competition. Dorms vie for top honors in courtyard flowerbed planting, designs. Y2Y Ambassadors and SGA sponsored a competition May 18 to encourage students to participate in the beautification project by planting flower beds in the courtyard between the dorms. Each dorm was assigned a flower bed, [...]

Instructors Chuck Chaney and John Austin jumped at the chance to help Jerry Hancock, Muhlenberg High School Athletic Director, on a project for the baseball team. The high school team and the Muhlenberg Stallions were looking to improve the dirt areas of the infield. Once the red clay infield mix from Tennessee was purchased and [...]

2017 graduate, Isaiah McCall, stopped by Muhlenberg Job Corps to thank his former instructors. Isaiah completed the Heavy Equipment Operation trade and then completed his CDL in just thirteen months. Isaiah said that when he arrived at the Muhlenberg Job Corps he was homeless. He said those thirteen months changed his life and he is [...]