Archive for the ‘Faces of Job Corps’ Category

Job Corps Works!

October 16th, 2017

“Hi! My name is Pamela Xiong. I went to Sacramento Job Corps Center (SJCC) in October of 2014. At the time I was attending SJCC, I was a full-time employee at Apple. I worked from 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM, Monday through Friday. In addition to attending SJCC and working, I am a full-time mother. [...]

Y2Y Conference!

October 16th, 2017

Last month, one impressive trainee, Kristopher Thao, was selected to attend the Youth 2 Youth Conference in Washington, D.C. From Y2Y activities at host centers to connecting with their peers on how best to promote peace, these Y2Y Student Ambassadors had the opportunity to spread Y2Y’s message of peace throughout the nation’s capital. Due to [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center’s Y2Y Ambassadors and BCL attended the Charleston City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, 2017. Job Corps Centers across the country are observing Youth-2-Youth (Y2Y) Campaign against Violence Week September 17-22, 2017. A presentation was made to the city council regarding the purpose of Y2Y. A Y2Y Flyer of events, [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) recognized National Minority Awareness Month during Monday Business Meeting on August 21, 2017 with guest speaker Karen Williams. Mrs. Williams is a volunteer with CORE (Center for Organ Recovery & Education). Her personal experience with a best friend in need of an organ [...]

Charleston Job Corps Center joined 126 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the 6th Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony August 18, 2017 to congratulate the Job Corps students who showed Job Corps Works! by completing the program this year. Recent Job Corps graduates employed in West Virginia, employer partners, local policymakers, [...]

Throughout the month of July, students at the Alaska Job Corps Center rallied around the importance of different cultures at both the Center and from around the world. They celebrated diversity and culture through multiple events, held every Thursday during July, which they called “Culture Con” month. The Alaska Job Corps Center is highly diverse, [...]

On July 27th, Assemblymember Cooper’s office invited Sacramento Job Corps’ Business & Community Liaison, Melissa Kaye, and Cement Masonry Instructor, Doc Pickett to join Mayor Steinberg in speaking to the Young Assemblymember’s Program at City Hall. The Young Assemblymember’s Program is a four-week summer program designed to give high school students an opportunity to develop [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) held a “Yes You Can Conference” Wednesday, July 12, 2017 to support student retention coordinated by Lisa Lewis, Student Personnel Officer. There were 40 students taken off center to the John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston, WV for an all day retention conference. Willie [...]

Below you will see an article published on BRT’s website about Sean Pittman, an SJCC graduate who has gone on to have a very successful career in construction. Great job, Mr. Pittman—we are all so proud of you! “BRT Project - Bringing Jobs to Local Workers Like West Oakland’s Sean Pittman” “The East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) [...]

The YMCA-Mel Wolf Child Development Center recently received a grant to start a garden for the children at its local daycare facility. The center was able at its local daycare facility. The center was able to purchase all the materials and obtain a garden specialist for the project, but needed assistance with building the garden [...]