Archive for the ‘Green Activities’ Category

It’s starting to look a bit more colorful on the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center campus. Thanks to a beautification project coordinated by our Project Happiness committee, flowers and trees have been planted all around the campus. “We knew that we needed to do some prettification,” said Jamie Logan, executive assistant to the Center [...]

The Flint Genesee Job Corps Center is pleased to announce their partnership with the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, finalizing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) .  The MOU establishes joint processes and procedures that will enable parties to fully integrate the current service delivery systems, assist students achieving agreed upon career tech and academic skills, [...]

Charleston Job Corps held its first annual Pumpkin Drop on Thursday, October 30, 2021, as a part of the center’s Halloween festivities. The Pumpkin Drop was held behind the Career and Technical Training building at which an eager crowd assembled to partake in the excitement. All featured pumpkins were dropped from a scaffold at 25 [...]

Students and staff in the HEALS’s and Green Committee created an impressive raised garden during the COVID pandemic, which will feature flowers petunias and gladiolus, and vegetables to include cucumbers and carrots.  The gardening project proved to be a stress reliever during a much challenging time.  Good work students and staff!

Every year on April 22nd Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. April 22nd is the annual event to highlight the importance of clean air, water and land that was first observed 51 years ago. Every year a different theme is celebrated, this year’s theme [...]

Graffiti Removal Charleston Job Corps planned several Earth Day events which were held on April 22, 2021. Charleston Job Corps students enrolled in painting, carpentry, and facilities maintenance trades were asked to volunteer their time for the benefit of our environment. With the help of Carpentry Instructor, Tommy Fitzwater and Facilities Maintenance Instructor, Richard Asbury, [...]

Charleston Job Corps’ Carpentry Instructor, Tommy Fitzwater, along with fellow brothers of the United Brotherhood of Carpentry, partner with the Make A Wish Foundation to install a bathtub lift chair for a paralyzed individual. Brother Paul Lampkin, Lead Instructor at Flatwoods JCC, and Brother Luke Begovich, Charleston Business Representative were a major part of making [...]

The Edison Job Corps was selected to present at the Latinos In Sustainability’s Community Solar Panel discussion. EJC student Jesuaidy Martinez presented on his education while attending Job Corps and career outlook for solar paneling. Guests attended the meeting from Rutgers University, Edison Job Corps staff and Solar Engineers currently working in New Jersey. The [...]

Bring on the GOATS!

September 25th, 2020

In 2018 Oneonta Job Corps started a brand new trip to the town of Gilbertsville where we participated in the latest trend of Goat Yoga! It was the perfect blend of animal therapy and beginner yoga. No matter what your fitness level or experience, this was one yoga trip that students did not want to [...]

Oneonta Job Corps has been fortunate enough to be able to take part in the Lord’s Table volunteer opportunity for several years. This is a very popular volunteer activity with the students because they all love the interaction they have with the community members that the Lord’s Table provides service to. Giving back is a [...]