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Tools for Education and Teen Day
Tools for Education is an event that provides low-income, school-age children kindergarten through 12th grade with free backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. Our 2015 event is on Saturday, July 25 from 10am - 4pm, and on Monday, July 27 from 11am - 7pm.
Teen Day 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, August 1 from 10am to 4pm and Monday, August 3 from 1pm to 7pm. This is an event for girls grades 6-12 from low-income families to come shop for free for clothes and accessories to start the new year.
These events would not be possible without the help we get from volunteers. Sign up for a shift here!
Annual Report Released
The Center for People in Need has released its 2014 Annual Report. It is available online here.
Center for People in Need – Now Filling Positions
The Center for People in Need seeks a Building Maintenance/Custodial Instructor for a new Reentry Program serving those transitioning from prison to the community. It also seeks to fill three AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Descriptions of the positions and instructions on how to apply are available here.
The Face of Poverty Released
The Center for People in Need has released its 2015 Face of Poverty report, detailing the barriers that families face in poverty at the Center. More than 60% of our clients live in “deep poverty”, less than 50% of the poverty level. Shockingly, 84% of those individuals that work near full-time are still in poverty. Read the full report here.