Cascades College & Career Academy Unveiled

caopenhouseMore than 100 guests gathered at the Cascades College & Career Academy Open House to learn more about this new Job Corps pilot program. Among the important guests were U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu, Job Corps National Director Lenita Jacobs-Simmons, Job Corps’ Marcus Gray and San […]

Grafton Picks Apples for Donation

gr_apples-2The Grafton Job Corps Center’s Serenity Sisterhood Squad spent their Saturday picking apples from an orchard on Sept. 24. The students were part of the Community Harvest Project in Harvard, Ma. which will donate the picked apples to the Worcester County Food Bank.  Their motivation allowed […]

Atterbury Celebrates Y2Y Week

at_peacedoorThe Atterbury Job Corps Center’s 2016 Youth 2 Youth Week featured a host of events from a door-decorating contest, a bench-building contest, discussions on anti-violence, open mic night and a peace party.

The week started out with a “Peace Door Challenge” that was held in our Academics, […]

Mayor, Gadsden Join Community Peace March

ga_peacemarchGadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton joined Gadsden Job Corps Job Corps Center students and staff to participate in a Youth 2 Youth Peace March on Sept. 21.  He later read a city proclamation to declare the day “Youth 2 Youth Partners 4 Peace Day “and presented it to Juvenel […]

St. Louis Hosts Day-Long Peace Conference

sl_peaceconference2The St. Louis Job Corps Center students and staff held a day-long Peace Conference on Sept. 20, including five different seminars. The seminars were designed to assist students and staff to further develop their interpersonal skills when it comes to dealing with people of different cultures, […]

St. Louis Hosts Police Chat and Chew

sl_chatandchew2Students from the St. Lois Job Corps Center invited 11 local police officers from St. Louis City, St. Louis County and local community police departments to attend a Chat and Chew on Sept. 19. The students talked with the police officers about their careers and how […]

National Director Joins St. Louis Peace Walk

sl_peacewalk2The St. Louis Job Corps Center’s Youth 2 Youth Peace Walk on Sept. 21 began as a simple Center walk but ended as a partnership that spanned across the St. Louis Region and involved more than 500 people.

The Center and Harris-Stowe State University came together to hold […]

Exeter Hosts Silent Peace Vigil

ex_silentvigilExeter Job Corps Center’s Youth 2 Youth Committee members held a silent vigil on Sept. 22 for five local victims of violence. One of these students is a former Center student that was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in Providence.

Students stood behind red silhouettes […]

Exeter Inspires University Y2Y Cheer

ex_cheerleadersThe Exeter Job Corps Centers’ Youth 2 Youth female ambassadors brought their anti-violence campaigning to the University Of Rhode Island Cheerleading Squad’s practice. Students discussed the Y2Y initiative with the squad, inspiring them to take time out of their practice to form Peace Signs with their bodies […]

Exeter Fills Y2Y Week With Activities

ex_ripmeapartThe Exeter Job Corps Center ensured its Youth 2 Youth activities carried on throughout Y2Y Week.

The week kicked off with the “Who Wants to Get Real” activity on Sept. 19, where staff hosted trivia questions about teen violence for students and offered prizes for the winning […]