Posts Tagged ‘Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center’

In honor of Global Youth Service Day, the students and staff of the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center all joined together for the morning of April 26th and volunteered at local non-profit e-recycling organization Comprenew.  Comprewnew is a free community electronics recycling organization that works to keep e-waste out of landfills.  All 200 students [...]

Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center Office Administration student, Christian Dickinson was nominated by Center staff to receive the 2013 Congressional Medal of Merit Award from United States Congressman Justin Amash.  The medal is granted to students in the Congressman’s 3rd District who exhibit academic excellence, peer respect, community service, and school citizenship.  Christian entered [...]

“My name is Katie Howard. I am 19 years old and from Toledo, Ohio. Before coming to the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center, I was skipping school and I wasn’t going to graduate on time. I wanted a better future for myself. A friend told me about Job Corps and I signed up right [...]

“My name is Jasmine Newell. I am from Detroit, Michigan and I am a proud student at Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center. As a 16 year old, I decided to take control of my life and entered the Job Corps on October 16th, 2012. Since being here I have taken four GED tests and [...]

Rayeisha McClendon, age 21 from Chicago, Illinois grew tired of doing the wrong things, such as partying and setting bad examples for her younger siblings, which she knew looked up to her. Rayeisha knew that she had to do something to get herself on a path to success. Rayeisha entered the Gerald R. Ford Job [...]

“My Name is Christian Dickinson. I am 24 years old and from Detroit, Michigan. I enrolled at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center on October 25th, 2011. Before I came to Job Corps, my brother and I were home schooled by our parents. Things were fine until my father passed away when I was [...]

The Gerald R. Ford Job corps Center celebrated their winter commencement ceremony at 1pm on Saturday, January 12th 2013. Staff, students, friends, and the community joined together to recognize the success of the 40 graduating students. Key Note speaker, Sergeant Philip Cooper shared his experience as a Job Corps graduate. Sergeant Cooper attended and graduated [...]

My name is John Ekblad.  I am 19 years old and I am from Grand Ledge, Michigan.  I am honored and thankful to be a student at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center.  This Center has provided me with my education when all things seemed lost.  Before I came to Job Corps, I was [...]

Students support national holiday by sending cookies to troops in Iraq In honor of Veteran’s Day this year, the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Culinary Arts students baked over 1000 cookies that were sent to a group of soldiers stationed in Iraq. Over 80 empty Pringle cans were filled with cookies and sent to Seargent [...]

Nagee Hakim, a 2009 graduate of Sexton High School, was homeless and living on the streets of Lansing for almost two years. He was struggling to survive, and with the sudden news of a baby on the way, he knew he needed to make a change in his life. “I wanted to become a successful [...]