Way2Work Adds New Job Developer
December 2012 - Julie Quintin recently joined the Way2Work supported employment team as a Job Developer. Along with fellow job developer Justine Cuce, Quintin will help consumers find and maintain meaningful work, and build partnerships with area business as potential employers. Quintin brings strong credentials in business, including ten years in accounting and operating her own business. She attended Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire.
CCS Announces Two New Service Coordinators
September 2012 - We are pleased to welcome two new service coordinators to the staff at CCS.
Katherine Martin, QDDP brings five years of human services experience, working with adolescents to seniors, to our staff. She has worked with at-risk youth, victims of traumatic brain injuries, and individuals with disabilities, with past employers including the Howard Center and NCSS in Vermont, and Jewish Family and Children’s Services in Massachusetts. She is an advocate for facilitative communication. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Vermont.
Liz Tedrick-Moutz brings a trauma-informed perspective to her position at CCS, gained through extensive experience working in the fields of domestic and sexual violence. Her most recent employers include Women Helping Battered Women and HOPE Works. She earned an M.A. at the School for International Training in Brattleboro.
CCS Part of Non-Profit Palooza, August 9th!
Click HERE for more information and to see a list of sponsors!
Champlain Business Journal Covers CCS Renovations
Read CCS Offices Getting $750,000 Face Lift in July issue of Champlain Business Journal.
CCS Partners With VT Lake Monsters August 2nd
CCS will once again promote a night at the Vermont Lake Monsters. This year’s game is Thursday, August 2nd at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
Tickets are $6.00 (CCS earns $3.00 for each ticket sold by us - tickets bought at the Box Office don’t count). We will also sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the park that night, with CCS earning 50% of sales!
Support CCS and enjoy the ball game. ORDER TICKETS NOW!
CCS Launches Building Renovation
This summer CCS launches exciting, and much need, renovations to the entire second floor of our building at 512 Troy Avenue. We’ve setup a page to track progress and list important dates and milestones.
Click here to link to that page.
CCS Benefit Auction Best Ever!
This year’s event at The Essex (May 10th, 2012) set new highs for sponsorship, donations, and dollars raised for CCS programs! After expenses, we raised $15,240. Once again, auctioneer Jamie Polli of GameShowsVT was the star of the show - but a great time was had by all . . . and all for a great cause!
Elizabeth Sightler Named CCS Assistant Director
CCS announces the promotion of Elizabeth Mead Sightler to Assistant Director. Her responsibilities include intake coordination, supervision of service coordination, oversight of the our crisis bed/respite house, and coordinating all agency trainings.
Beth has worked at CCS for seven years and has worked in developmental services for nearly 20 years.
Annual Holiday Party and Holiday Art Bazaar!
CCS holds its annual holiday party, highlighted by prize drawings in our annual fundraising raffle, on Thursday, December 15. This year we moved the event off-site, but close by, at Elley-Long Music Center here at Fort Ethan Allen. More than a dozen artists signed up to sell their creations and join CCS consumers, families, staff, and board to celebrate the holidays! More than 20 individuals and businesses donated prizes for the raffle, which we hope will net about $1,500.
United Way of Chittenden County Launches 2011 Community Campaign
The United Way Community Campaign kicked-off on September 9th at the Sheraton Burlington. This year’s goal is $4 million. CCS is a proud member of the UWCC, which invests in our Way2Work supported employment program.
Watch the 2011 Campaign Video!
CCS Announces Two New Hires
(July 2011) Dan Welch recently joined the Way2Work staff as job developer. He teams with fellow job developer Justine Cuce in staffing our expanding and diversifying supported employment program, guided by coordinator Michelle Paya. He previously served as a community inclusion facilitator.
CCS also welcomes Meghan McCormick as a new service coordinator, taking over Laura Walker. She brings extensive experience in human services to her new position.
Welcome, Dan and Meghan!
CCS said goodbye to Laura Walker, service coordinator, in July. We thank her for more than 10 years of fine work and dedicated service. She will be missed.
Way2Work Welcomes New Job Developer
(June 2011) CCS announces the hiring of Justine Cuce to serve as the new Job Developer for its nationally recognized Way2Work supported employment program. In that role, she will build and help sustain relationships with local business, and enhance employment options for CCS consumers.
Cuce previously served CCS as a Community Inclusion Facilitator, and has 20 years experience in human services. She holds an Associates degree from Nassau Community College.
CCS Volunteer Named “Hometown Hero”
Shana (second from left) is shown with Tom, Kathy Mackin of United Way, and Julie Silverman of ECHO Lake Aquarium after the award presentation.
Shana has helped us with our Holiday and United Way raffles, was a HUGE part of the success of our Benefit Auction, and even wrote a grant on our behalf. She found us through United Way’s Volunteer Center — and we’re glad she did! Congratulations, Shana!
CCS Volunteer Receives Recognition
Jamie was the star auctioneer of our 5th Annual Benefit Auction this past May.
Click here to read the article!
Way2Work Profiled in Champlain Business Journal
The Champlain Business Journal profiled CCS’ Way2Work supported employment program in its August 2010 issue. To read the article by Rachel Cree Sherman, click here.