Thursday, December 10, 2009

Circle of Parents

Here is a message about a useful resource for parents. It's a little bit outside of our West Side area, but still sounds like it could be a lot of fun and a source of support.

Hello Friends,

Once again Circle of Parents will be starting up a new session here at the West 7th Community Center. The group of parents continues to grow and develop, I am very excited to start the new session this coming January. Please make this information available to your client, coworkers and agencies.

The main way I gain participants is through referrals. We are a parent run group with myself as the acting facilitator, each Monday all the parents and children receive dinner and gather in our staff room to eat together.
After dinner the children go and have fun with our day care providers while we meet from 6:00-7:30. The topics range form what funny thing my child did this month to the every day hardship of being a parents.

Please let me know if you have any questions. It will start up on January 4th and continue through March. We meet every Monday night from 5:30-7:30. Please register as soon as you can, space is limited.

Thank you and good luck in the snow!


Jane Gregerson, LSW
Family Service Specialist
West 7th Community Center
651-298-5493 x215

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Scholarship Opportunity for Immigrant Families

WESTERN UNION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIESDeadline: February 5, 2010The Western Union Foundation’s ( Family Scholarship Program is a new educational initiative for migrants, immigrants, and their families in the United States. The Family Scholarship Program is intended to help two members of the same family move up the economic development ladder through education. Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy. All applicants must be 18 or older. The country of origin for at least one of the applicants must be outside the U.S. Scholarships will only be made to nonprofit accredited higher education institutions and nonprofit training/educational providers. Recipients are eligible to receive scholarships in amounts of $1,000 to $5,000 per family. Visit the Western Union Foundation Web site for complete program information.

Free Computer Workshops for Parents of Children with Disabilities

PACER is organizing a series of workshops on Tuesday evenings in December for parents of children with disabilities. These free workshops are for parents who who are computer beginners or have limited access to technology. Come explore how computers and the Internet can benefit your child.

They are being held in Minneapolis and you can register online.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Find out about Learner Web!

Do you have access to the internet?

Would you like to work on your own to learn more English or study for your GED?

There is a free class at Rondo Library on November 12 (5:00-7:00pm) and November 19 (3:30 to 5:30 pm) to learn how to use a free computer program called Learner Web.

You can sign up with me (Cait Thomas) at Neighborhood House to work on Learner Web and I can help you with any questions you may have.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Our blog is active again!

Our blog here at Neighborhood House is active again. I'd love everyone to post a sentence or two introducing themselves.