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2017-12-11

GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will hold its regular meeting Thursday, November 15th, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES IN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING CAREERS (GO-TEC) GRANT

GO TEC PROGRAM COORDINATOR

FOR THE EASTERN REGION LOCATED AT SOUTHSIDE VA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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Please visit the employment page of our web site at http://www.dcc.vccs.edu/Employment/employment.htm for details.

Danville Community College is committed to becoming a model higher education institution for diversity and inclusion and invites multicultural professionals from all backgrounds to contribute to its aspiration for building an inclusive community where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.  Employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check.         

Deloris Whitfield Success Story

Deloris Whitfield started with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act(WIOA)youth program in April 2017. She has a passion for helping others so she enrolled in the Nurse Aide program in May 2017 attending Southside Virginia Community College(SVCC) at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill.

 While continuing to work on her credential, Whitfield participated in the 2017 WIOA Youth Summer Program and was involved in quite a few activities. She obtained a work experience with the Hazelwood House in South Hill, Virginia as an Adult Day Care worker. From this experience, she received a phenomenal reference letter for her work ethic.

During the summer program, she also completed the Tools for Success work readiness training.  Whitfield participated in the 3-D Imaging Dream It Do It Camp. She was one of the selected winners for her project and presentation of the skills she had learned in the camp.

She completed her CNA training in July of 2017 and successfully completed the WIOA youth program also.  She later successfully obtained her CNA licensure and gained full-time employment with Meadowview Terrace on as a Certified Nurse Aide.  She hopes to further her education with a stackable credential in Medication Aide.

A native of Brunswick County, she now lives in South Hill.

The W.I.O.A. Youth (OSY) program assists eligible students, between the ages of 14 and 24, in reaching the goal of high school graduation or obtaining the GED. We provide a variety of services to assist the student in making reasonable strides toward this goal. These services include tutoring, additional counseling, mentoring, transportation reimbursement, childcare assistance, career exploration, incentives and supply provisions if there is documented need for these services. The funding for this program is provided by the WIOA through the South Central Workforce Investment Board.  The contract for the Youth Programs is awarded to SVCC which provides the direction and coordination of the youth services.

Mrs. Hargrove’s Kindergarten Class Letters to Santa Claus

Dear Santa,

I want a dirt bike.  I’d also love a Dodge Ram Powerwheel.  I want a toy Lamborghini car.  And a big truck with shiny pipes. 

Thank u,

Isaiah P. 


Dear Santa,

I want a Hoverboard, shoes, clothes and toys. 

Jamie


Dear Santa,

My name is Arkeyla Porter, and I have been good this year.  I would like for you to bring me some clothes and shoes.  And I would like for you to bring my niece and nephews some clothes and shoes too.  And bring them some toys and lots of love. 

Arkeyla


Dear Santa,

I want a Power Ranger, Ninja Turtle and an army man.

Jayveion


Dear Santa,

My name is Jakiyah Nottie Lazae Vaughan.  I know I haven’t been that good this year but I was hopeful of maybe getting some outfits with shoes to match some Doc Mcstuffin toys, a hoverboard, doll house with some dolls, tablet, a baby alive, money and maybe a puppy. 

Jakiyah


Dear Santa,

For Christmas, I want a kitchen set and a baby alive doll, shopkins, a bike and a Hatchimal. 

Zakiya


Dear Santa,

I want a dragon toy, Trex toy, race cart, plane toy, dinosaur toy, wolf toy, and Pterodactyl toy. 

Noah


Dear Santa,

I want coloring books, a doll baby and a bed for my dollbabies. 

Ameria


Dear Santa,

For Christmas, I would like Pop the Pig, a football, a toy gun and a fire tablet.   Merry Christmas Santa!

Love,

Justin Wright


Dear Santa,

My name is Andre and all I want for Christmas is a Nintendo DS along with some games.

Andre


Dear Santa,

I have been good this year.  This Christmas, I wish for train tracks sets so that I can build awesome train stations.  Please give my sister a dollhouse. 

Love,

Daveron


Dear Santa,

I been a very nice girl.  All I want is bike, dollhouse and kitchen set, some boots, dollbabies and some clothes.

Love,

Zalilian Green


Dear Santa,

My name is Zy’ire.  For Christmas, I want a PS4, a tablet and a white DS.  I will leave you some milk and cookies.

Zy’ire


Dear Santa,

I want candy, toys and presents.

Liliana


Dear Santa,

I want Frozen dolls and toys. 

Rana


Dear Santa,

I want a doll and stroller.  I also want a dollhouse. 

Zaila

Sandra Hubbard is VCU CMH Fundraiser of the YEAR

One of the three co-chairs of the VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 2016-2017 Health Care For Life Capital Campaign was honored in November by the Piedmont Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as its Volunteer Fundraiser of the year.

“When Sandra Hubbard agreed to serve on the VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital Health Care For Life Capital Campaign Cabinet in February 2016, she did so with trepidation. She was a quiet listener as the early planning stages of the campaign were ironed out. But out of necessity the campaign was an accelerated version of a traditional capital campaign. And that’s when Sandra began to blossom, bloom, and became an unstoppable force for good,” said Ken Kurz, Executive Director of the Foundation, when nominating Sandra.

Sandra served as one of three co-chairs of the campaign, joined by Dean Marion, the Town of South Hill’s mayor, and Ryan Bartholomew, an Edward Jones investment advisor.

According to Kurz , “this triumvirate presided over an incredibly quick and successful capital campaign that saw an area of less than 100,000 people raise an amazing $3.8 million in just 10 months -from start to finish.”

Kurz added that this campaign was on the heels of a still to be completed 2012 capital campaign for VCU Health CMH. He said that Sandra was approaching donors who still had payments left from the previous campaign. But that didn’t even slow her down.

“Even with zero fundraising experience, Sandra was by far the most successful fund raiser for the Health Care For Life Capital Campaign. Her community connections and persistence paid huge dividends for the CMH Foundation. She also put her money where her heart was and donated to the campaign. She was the perfect messenger to send out to the community. She was engaged, involved and refused to see the campaign fail,”  Kurz added.

Kurz continued, “countless times Sandra brought new donors into the CMH family because she believed in the mission of CMH. She also worked at bringing in additional volunteer campaign workers. To put it bluntly, Sandra was indispensable to the campaign on several levels.”

In the 10-month campaign, we had 22 external cultivation events and Sandra was involved in all but one -when she went on vacation. Sandra was instrumental in making the campaign a success. She played host on three different occasions for these events. She brought in her friends, old and new, who had previously not supported CMH.

When someone is a volunteer, expectations of time involvement are typically fairly modest, according to Kurz.

“Even though we have met our $3.5 million goal, Sandra has not stopped. She continues to seek out new donors to help CMH. Since the campaign’s conclusion, Sandra was instrumental in an additional $25,000 gift and is currently cultivating several additional donors at this time,” he said.

Kurz added that named bricks and other naming opportunities are still available at the new hospital and C.A.R.E. Building. Anyone interested in donating to benefit VCU Health CMH can contact the Foundation office at 434-774-2575.

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