Student: Gary Blanchard Age: 22 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Region: Chicago Career Area: Bricklaying JC Date: 6/20/16 – 7/31/17 Employer: Valentine Contracting Position: Union Bricklayer With just one year to go, Gary Blanchard felt as though he had enough and left High School. He found himself working various odd jobs just to make a [...]

Student: Lelexus Queen Broadnax Age: 23 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Region: Chicago Career Area: Pharmacy Technician JC Dates: 10/11/16 – 7/31/17 Employer: Alive Chemical Solutions Position: Lab Technician “Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” ~Brad [...]

Student: Khadija Raheem Age: 24 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Region: Chicago Career Area: Carpentry JC Date: 11/15/16 – 7/24/17 Employer: JLJI Enterprises, Inc. Position: Union Carpenter Local Clevelander, Khadija Raheem graduated from Shaw High School. She experienced hardship spending several months couch surfing with her 2-year-old daughter, and without a real place to call [...]

Student: Alana Nicole Ross Age: 17 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Region: Chicago Career Area: Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide JC Dates: 10/10/16 – 2/22/17 Employer: Singleton Home Care Position: State Tested Nurse Aide Alana Ross acknowledges and takes full responsibility to her wrong doing that got her expelled from High School. Nevertheless, she’s determined [...]

On Tuesday, August 1st, Potomac Job Corps Center welcomed the Korea Youth Counselling and Welfare Institute on center for a tour.  The Kora Youth Counselling and Welfare Institute is a similar program to Job Corps in South Korea.  The two representatives and their interpreter were in the United States for a professional conference and wanted [...]

Perkins Culinary students showed the community, the art of fine cuisine. The students prepared food for the “Evening at Tiffany’s” fundraiser event held at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, KY on July 27, 2017.The event was sponsored by Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Regional Interagency Council as a fundraiser event for a teen center in [...]

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 [...]

Potomac JCC Pool Opening

July 27th, 2017

On Wednesday July 26th, Potomac JCC held a pool opening party.  Center Director Redford Salmon began the opening by thanking his staff for their hard work.  Exceed President, Rossalynn Abbott cut the ceremonial ribbon.  Potomac students enjoyed the newly opened pool as well as the music played by a DJ.  In addition, Potomac staff and [...]

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 [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) held a joint meeting of the Community Relations and Workforce Council on Friday, July 21, 2017, 12:00 noon at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. Several members, guests, staff and students attended the luncheon and program featuring Student Success. Tia Welch, Business Community Liaison [...]