Thanks to the unwavering support of our funders, donors, partners, and supporters, Phase 2 of the Storey County Youth & Community Resource Center was completed in Spring 2018. The new, completed facility houses youth and family programs, mental health and primary care clinics, case management services, before-and-after school and summer programs, arts and recreation, a technology center, a community kitchen available for use, and the Storey County Community Library. Future plans include a childcare facility — providing a much-needed service for working families in our community.
CCI held the Open House event and ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 1st, inviting the public to tour the new facilities and share in the excitement and dreams for the community’s future. Event attendees were awed and impressed by the new facility and the dedication of CCI, Storey County, and the funders, donors, supporters, and volunteers who worked to make this vision a reality.
View the Photo slideshow from the Open House below:
Click Below to Watch KTVN-Channel 2’s news coverage on the Community Center Open House:
Thanks to All that Made This Dream Possible
Eternal gratitude to our funders for supporting this decades-long vision:
William N. Pennington Foundation
Marie Crowley Foundation
Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation
NV Energy Foundation
E.L. Cord Foundation
Barrick Gold of North America
Terry Lee Wells Foundation
Nell J. Redfield Foundation
Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation
Jon Ben Snow Foundation
Storey County folks for their unwavering support, including county commissioners purchasing and paving the land north of the Center for parking:
Commissioner Marshall McBride
Commissioner Jack McGuffey
Commissioner Lance Gilman and his right-hand man Kris Thompson
County Manager Pat Whitten
Assistant County Manager Austin Osborne
Justice of the Peace Eileen Harrington
Instrumental community leaders and partners:
Nancy Cummings, State Library board
Tammy Westergard, State Library Director
Amy Geddes, Lyon County Library Director
Leslie Thompson and Stacy Giomi, Nevada Health Centers
Edrie LaVoie, Lyon County Human Services Director
Wendy Madson, Healthy Communities Coalition Director
Michele Watkins, Central Lyon Youth Connections Director
Darrin Berger, principal architect with Berger-Hannifan Architects
David Nair, our construction supervisor and all-around good guy
All of our individual donors who stepped up for the kitchen and the library—more
than thirty people who made significant contributions to finish both facilities.
All of the amazing volunteers who’ve helped out including:
Bonnie and Doug Tuggle
Ben and Karen Wesner
Chandra and Sandy (we only have first names)
The Comstock Kids and SOARS Program
As well, our very own CCI board and staff. It was the CCI Board who agreed to step
forward and start Phase Two when we were still short on funds but knew the costs were rising dramatically. This took real risk and today the building is paid for.
From Erik Schoen, CCI Executive Director:
Because I have been living and supporting this dream for 2+ decades, I forget that this place was for so long just words, a collective vision first breathed into life by a hardy band of teenagers, now all adults well into their 30’s, who believed in the power of young people and community. Indeed, it took a visit last week by my and my wife’s parents to gain a new appreciation for what has collectively been accomplished.
Whether it was the new sign out front proudly announcing the arrival of this magnificent space, the nearly-fully operational kitchen which provides so many options for family nights and healthy food prep, or hearing the pride in Sandy’s voice as she described each nook-and-cranny in her new library space, the meaning was clear: together we have collectively made a significant down payment on the future we hold as dear for our youth, families, and youth. A vision that includes all voices, leaves no one behind, and leads with love.
Thank you for your belief in helping us to see this through. And, to what it will become.