Archive for the ‘Green Activities’ Category

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 [...]

Charleston Job Center students and staff prepared breakfast for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia on December 16.  Three Students, Isaiah Smith Owens, Kiera Waters and Nadaysha Osborne and Two Staff, Nancy Shepherd, BCL and Tierah Williams, Career Services Secretary prepared to serve the four families whom were housed there while caring [...]

On September 5, Whitney Young Job Corps hosted the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm to park their edible, mobile learning garden – the Louisville Truck Farm on campus. Giving the Whitney Young Job Corps culinary students the opportunity to pick by hand fresh from the vine herbs and spices to cook with and notice [...]

Staff and students took advantage of the mild temperatures on Wednesday, February 14 to clean up garbage and debris on Center. Every Career Technical Training area participated. Above, Auto Collision Repair students, Bir Setisuruwal (left) and Kevin Perry clean up.