Archive for the ‘Green Activities’ Category

Admissions staff blend recruiting with volunteering Busy in August helping neighbors, spreading word about Job Corps Salem Zekariyas participates in the Orchard Manor food drive. The West Virginia Outreach and Admissions staff has blended recruiting and volunteering to help their communities and raise awareness about the training programs offered at Charleston Job Corps and the [...]

Wyoming, where Wind River Job Corps is located, is know for Wind, Wide-open spaces, Wilderness and Weeds, from which the campus is not spared. So one sunny day last week, the office staff were invited to support the work of our maintenance and grounds-keeping team. by pulling weeds. Reward for the effort (in addition to [...]

Students and staff can now feel they know more about what’s going on around the Wind River Job Corps since we launched a new digital and hard copy newsletter, WRTalkAbout. While a limited number of hard copies are available on campus, students and staff received the publication through their email. The new tool will help [...]

Nine carpentry trainees from Charleston Job Corps, along with their instructor, Tommy Fitzwater, were asked by the Carpenters Local Union 439 to help with a project the Make A Wish Foundation had planned for a disabled child in Procious, WV. The child was born with physical limitations. Most families who are contacted by Make A [...]

Dana Bryant of Volunteer WV, was a guest speaker at the Charleston Job Corps Center on September 18, to bring awareness of the opportunity afforded by AmeriCorps. Dana a former AmeriCorps Vista participant, shared her stories and gave examples of aid and assistance endeavors of which you may encounter during her presentation.  She also gave [...]

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, [...]

The 3rd annual YWCA Race to End Racism, presented by TransCanada Corporation, is a 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Charleston’s West Side on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Charleston Job Corps Center participated with a team of four members who were Dyesha Lee, Taveon Newby, Shenethea Mangrum and Nancy Shepherd.  This event is scheduled each year [...]

In acknowledgement of Earth Day, Charleston Job Corps partners with Tom Toliver and the West Virginia State University Land Grant Extension to aid in preparation for the new community garden on Charleston’s West Side on April 22.  Students from student government association and youth to youth groups gave of themselves to provide assistance for the [...]

Spring cleaning is right around the corner for many, including some communities in our region. Every Saturday in April, the city of Charleston took part in the “Capital City Team Up to Clean Up” event. The projects consisted of litter collection, landscaping, fence painting and creation of public art. Local businesses, organizations and community members [...]