December 2019 Newsletter
The Vision Newsletter PDF December 2019
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'tis THE season TO BE Thankful
Thanksgiving at the
Neighborhood Network Career Center
Heart and Sole
Photo: Yurik Bethune, Jacolyn Lawhorn and Imani Watson
Door prizes for both our girl and boy participants at the NNC were given out during the "Funsgiving" Celebration. Jacolyn Lawhorn is one of our Heart and Sole Participants
Girls on the Run Coaches
Photo: Girls on the Run Coaches Tanya Garnett and Keshia Brown
Tanya Garnett and Keshia Brown are GOTR and H&S coaches at the NNC. These two volunteers are such a great support for the girls in the community and simply love to serve.
Photo: Keilyn Davenport and Imani Watson
Keilyn Davenport is a participant of the NNC Afterschool tutoring program. Keilyn has been such a great support to other residents in the tutoring program.
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Photo:Seacoast Bank Logo
Photo: FSS Logo
Photo: Wells Fargo Logo
FSS HCV Service Coordinator, Rodrigo Guillén hosted a 4-week Financial Wellness Seminar for HCV Family Self Sufficiency Program participants.
These sessions were held on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Volunteers from different banks and branches provided information on Income & Expenses, Managing Debt, Credit Reports & Scores, and Saving for Emergencies.
Special thanks to Iris Jones of Seacoast Bank and Julie Gonzalez and Christina Oltean of Wells Fargo Bank for their time and expertise.
A special Thanks to Caley Bouie who provided meals to the participants and presenters throughout the month of November.
Picture: Left to Right
Vaneshia Maddox, Priscilla Perdue, Madeline Mendez,Christina Oltean (Presenter), Trina Robinson, Caley Bouie (Caterer), RodrigoGuillén (FSS Coordinator), Ronqweeshia Daughtry, Willa Reavis.(Not pictured but also completed classes: Tatianna Allen, Kimberly Bryant, Latoria Kelly, Ashley Massey)
Community Engagement and Support Provides Confidence to Our Families
Photo:Mrs.Jennifer and Amari Smith
According to Mrs. Jennifer Smith and her niece Amari Smith the last three months have been a turnaround for their household. Smith enrolled her niece into the Girls on the Run program and the tutoring program at the NNC and in just a few short months Amari has totally turned her grades around at school and has grown to love running. While supporting her niece in both academics and with her social interactions Smith decided that she would also begin working on something that she has wanted to for many years and that is in the area of literacy. Smith in a very short time has increased her comprehension skills and now is able to assist Amari with her school work. When you see these two in the community give them a big "Hi-Five" for their commitment and hard-work. WAY TO GO SMITH FAMILY!
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HCV FSS PARTICIPANT STORY
What was once a Frustration is now a Celebration
This month we would like to highlight one of our FSS HCV Participants. After a setback in her CNA career, this participant found herself without her CNA license due to background issues.Defeated and upset, she took a job working at a fast food restaurant to help make ends meet. She has held this new position for a year and has escrowed $215.00 each month. Although she has been escrowing money, her passion to help other's drove her to further investigate why a background issue from over 20 years ago was affecting her now, but never affected her when she was previously employed as a CNA.
After being asked for more and more information about her background, in which she complied each time with sending documentation, this participant had grown weary in constantly having to follow up however with no resolve. After working with the FSS Coordinator the participant changed her perspective and agreed to try "ONE MORE TIME".
Meanwhile, while she was sitting in the FSS Coordinator's office she picked up the phone to call and check her status. To her surprise she found out that the caseworker that she was sending information to was no longer employed there and by the end of the call she had received verification that all of her documentation was complete.
After two months, the Florida Board of Health reissued her CNA license but wanted her to retake her CNA test. On Friday, November 22nd she PASSED her CNA test! Needless to say she is now adjusting her resume back to her passion and committed to getting back into the field of her dreams.The theme of sharing this story is to remind you to NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF TRYING ONE MORE TIME!
RESIDENTS TAKING STEPS TOWARD THEIR FUTURE
Photo:William Castro & siblings
William Castro, Northwood II resident is taking steps toward building his future. Castro is currently registered to complete his Fiberglass Fabrication Certification in December through Daytona State College's Boot Camp after receiving a scholarship from CareerSource. Castro is taking this part of his journey seriously as he has two younger siblings looking up to him. Castro plans to obtain several certifications to build his job skills and experience in order to secure a long term career.
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Congratulations to the DBHA Girls on the Run Teams
YOU DID IT!!!
Photo: DBHA Girls on the Run Club, DBHA Staff, and RIC Board Council
Photo: DBHA Girls on the Run And Staff
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Congratulations to the DBHA Girls on the Run Teams
YOU DID IT!!!
Photo:Girls on the Run Medals
Photo:Dakota Robinson and Yurik Bethune after finishing 1st place
Photo:Brianna Christian, GOTR Participant and Yurik Bethune, Youth Services Coordinator
Photo:Aireonna Boyd Finishing strong
Photo:Coaches Finishing the 5k
Photo:Terril Bates, CEO celebrates with GOTR participants
Photo:Particpants finishing the 5k
Photo: Mikilah Bennett posing after the race
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To Our Board of Commissioners and CEO for providing a Thanksgiving Meal (with all the trimmings) for our "Fly Boyz", Afterschool Tutoring and Girls on the Run mentoring programs". It was delish!
Also a BIG thank you to our Director of Operations Tyronnda Bethune, Manager of Administration George Oliver, Human Resource Generalist Shirley Bottoms, ROSS Grant Coordinator Jacqueline Garcia and Resident Services Assistant Ocie Manning for volunteering your time to serve the participants.
Photo:Kids of PPU after a day of Fun and Food
DBHA Thanks God's Table for Providing Lunch for Our Public Housing Resident Council Training
Saturday, NOVEMBER 23, 2019
For volunteer information please contact Imani Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 386.238.4930