Save the Date: THRIVE 2018 Statewide Conference!

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Registration is Now Open for the
2018 Statewide THRIVE Conference in Virginia City!

The THRIVE Conference showcases the impressive humanitarian work happening in Nevada. Health and human services providers, teachers, community volunteers, public service employees, and many others come together for this event. The intent is to provide a forum for education and networking while unifying this diverse group under the context of social justice as too many fail to grasp the potentially transformative nature of their work.

Social Justice Superheroes will be unmasked at this event! If you would also like to nominate a Social Justice Superhero, click the link below (Social Justice Superhero nominations are accepted through August 7th).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE AND NOMINATE A SOCIAL JUSTICE SUPERHERO!

 Questions? Contact Erik Schoen: 775-847-9311 x102

How Are We Doing? Give Us Your Thoughts!

 

Community Chest constantly strives to both understand the needs of the communities we serve, and ensure that everyone we serve is satisfied with their experience.

Are you currently participating in a CCI program? Are you a former program participant? Have you attended a group/class/workshop hosted by CCI? Have you used any of our library services? Then we would love to hear from you!

Your feedback is essential for CCI to continue to provide needed support services to the people we serve with the utmost care, accountability, professionalism, and respect for the dignity of our clients and community members. Please fill out our customer satisfaction survey today!

VC SOARS Summer Farmer’s Market Brings Fresh Produce to Virginia City

VC SOARS, our middle school youth program, is holding their Summer Farmer’s Market every Friday from 3-6pm at the Storey County Youth and Community Resource Center!

Farm-fresh produce, delicious homemade baked goods, and handmade crafts are available for sale, all the while supporting our middle school youth learning valuable life skills and supporting the goals they set for themselves.

Community member Sam Toll recently visited the farmer’s market and wrote a fantastic blog post about his experience! Click below to read his post and hear his interview with Youth Program Assistant Cass Woods and the kids from VC SOARS about their social enterprise!

The Storey Teller blog post:
“Virginia City Soars Friday Farmers Market”

 

 

CCI’s Out-of-School Youth Celebrate Their Graduations!

CCI’s G.A.M.E. (Guidance through Academics, Mentoring, & Employment) Program students celebrated their incredible accomplishments at a very special graduation party on Tuesday, June 19th. Six of our G.A.M.E. students graduated with their high school diplomas and ten received their HSE. We are proud that two of our students (out of the 95 graduating) were chosen to give speeches and they did great!

From Shaunte, GAME Program Coordinator:

“I really can’t put into words how proud I am of their achievements. They made my first year at CCI a truly memorable experience!”

The G.A.M.E. program provides case management, wraparound services, life skills, mentoring, financial literacy, transportation, GED/HSE preparation, employment skills training, and paid work experience for out-of-school youth who are not going to school or working. Students also receive a stipend for the first seven weeks of the program while they prepare for the GED or HSE.

For more information about the G.A.M.E. program, contact Shaunte at 775.847.9311 ext. 302 or fill out and send the contact form below.

 

 

 

 

SNAP Application Help in Fernley

CCI is pleased to announce we are now offering SNAP application assistance in our Fernley office in partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada SNAP Outreach team! SNAP application assistance will be available in our Fernley office at 415 US Hwy 95A S., Building D on Wednesday, June 27th from 1-4 pm.

For information, contact us at 775-847-9311 ext. 300

IF YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR FOOD STAMPS – NOW CALLED SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) – WE CAN HELP.

The SNAP Outreach team will walk you through the application process, help you determine if you and your family (including children AND seniors) meet the income guidelines for food assistance, and provide information about using the Nevada SNAP EBT card.

Applying for SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits is…

  • Fast – The SNAP Outreach team can even do your interview and turn in your paperwork.
  • Easy – We know the process can seem overwhelming, but with the help of our SNAP Outreach team, it can be easier than you think!
  • Confidential – All of your information will remain confidential and will only be used for SNAP Benefits.

SNAP Outreach Rural Nevada June 2018