VC SOARS Farmer’s Market is now open!
The middle school kids in the VC SOARS youth program have been busy planting, nurturing, tending, and harvesting produce to offer at their Farmer’s Market at the Virginia City Community Center! This fantastic program is a win for both the kids and the community. The kids have fun and learn important lifelong skills. The community — by providing donations for the produce — are supporting positive youth development and getting fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies!
WHAT: VC SOARS Farmer’s Market
WHEN: Wednesdays, 3-6pm starting June 22nd
WHERE: Virginia City Community Center @ 175 E. Carson St.
For more information: 775-847-0414
The Classroom on Wheels (COW) Bus program is a mobile early education program that provides preschool curriculum and activities, parent education, and support and resources to frequently isolated rural families. One of our oldest and most popular programs, Community Chest is proud to have expanded this innovative “preschool-on-a-bus” to Tonopah in Nye County!
University of Nevada, Reno public Health film festival
We have been fortunate to have two amazing UNR Public Health interns for the Spring 2016 semester, Lauren Coons and Clarissa Bell. Here are their submissions to their department’s film festival, outlining the work they did this semester at Community Chest, Inc. Please take a minute to view all of the great contributions they made to our agency!
Community Chest on the radio!
Check out this interview with Erik Schoen, Deputy Director of Community Chest, discussing our history, vision, and the services and support we provide to our communities! Thanks to Lotus Radio’s “In Depth” for featuring us on their show!
MISSION: To act as a catalyst for change and a center for resources to help people help themselves and others, as together we build strong and healthy families and communities.
WHO WE ARE: Community Chest is a non-profit agency serving children and families in northwestern Nevada since 1991. We provide holistic solutions with the goal of building and sustaining strong families and communities. With the support of volunteers, agency staff, public and private revenue, Community Chest has been developing, offering and sponsoring services that make a difference in the lives of Nevada’s youth and families. We at Community Chest are brought together to do very important work.
WHAT WE DO: Community Chest provides a diverse range of services which include: 1) counseling, 2) family advocacy, 3) youth enrichment programs, and 4) employment placement assistance.
WHO DO WE SERVE: We primarily serve the residents of Storey and Lyon County, Nevada. However, our work often extends to other regions in Nevada and more recently, through programs like Global Voice, to regions outside of the United States.
WHERE IS COMMUNITY CHEST: We are located in Virginia City, Nevada. We operate out of either the pink building at 991 South C Street in Virginia City or 175 E. Carson Street, Suite A for all clinical services.