Goodwill Career Day Offers Options to "At-Risk" Students
In the spring, several local
schools host a career/college day
that allows students to meet with
representatives from companies and
educationai facilities. During these
events, students can begin planning
for their lives after high school.
However, many students who 'do
not plan to attend college are looked
over as prospective employers con
centrate on highly skilled positions.
Goodwill Industries of North
west North Carolina is attempting to
focus on these non-college-bound
students, offering options for those
planning to enter the work force
after graduation. As part of this
effort, Goodwill Industries recently
hosted the first annual Career Infor
mation Day. Career Day activities
were designed to offer the non-tra
ditional students options for poten
John Sheldon. Goodwill vice
president, said the idea for Career
Day came about as part of a collab
orative effort between Goodwill
Industries and area agencies.
"We have monthly meetings
with business advisory councils
made up of community business
leaders," he-iaid. "When discussing
possible activities, we found that
most activities of this kind are defi
nitely geared to more highly skilled
professions It is a well-known fact
that there are many people who just
aren't interested in these types of
position^. And yet, these same folks
can become productive citizens of
this community with a tittle assis
tance. We want to offer that assis
Thirty-two companies partici
pated in Career Day. Representa
tives talked with over 300 students,
including many from the Winston
Salem/Forsyth County schools, the J
Department of 'Social Services, the
Department of Vocational Rehabili
tation and the Goodwill Skills
Training programs. Goodwill Indus
tries is planning to repeat Career
Day in 1995.
Center For the Homeless Gets Grants from
Homeless, 930 N. Patterson Ave.,
has recently been awarded grants
from two local foundations to
expand its case-management pro
gram that began last year. The pro
-gtam is designed to assist individu
als in developing personal action
plans that will move them from a
cycle of home lessn ess to 1 ride peri
dent living, according to the center's
Executive Director William H.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charita
ble Trust for the Poor and Needy is
contributing $21,863 to the
Bethesda Center for this program
over a 12-month period. The Win
"ston-Salem Foundation provided the
funds for starting the Bethesda Cen
ter's case-management program in >
1993 and over a 12-month period
will contribute $14,576 toward the
program. The Winston-Salem Foun
dation's support comes from its
general fund and the Algine Foy
and Julius Dobson Neely Memorial
The Bethesda Center, which
opened in 1987, serves as a day
shelter for the homeless from 8 a.m.
--5-p.m: daifyr Its- services- includes
information and referral, educa
tional opportunities, spiritual guid
ance and mental health and social
case-management/support. The cen
ter serves an average of 85 persons
daily. In 1993, it served more than
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Winston-Salem State University nursing students recently held a blood-pressure screening clinic for members
of the 49ers Club at the Rupert Bell Recreation Center. Edna Roseboro (left) checks the blood pressure of
Hazel Brown and Denise^Lawson checks the blood pressure of Sallie Hanes. The students are working with
the Cultural Diversity Committee of the American Heart Association to alert minorities of the importance of
early detection of heart and related diseases.
Members of the Prince's Feather Garden Club complete the planting of
a flower garden at the Winston Lake Family YMCA. Pictured (left to
right) are: Hugh Dobson , Claudis Harris , Sylvester Hillard , Robert Jef
fries and Lonzo Funchess.
Lynne to Speak at Center
Emken Lynne of Greensboro
will speak to the Gay 49ers Seniors
Plus Club on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Lynne, a representative of the
Dorothy Bardolph Center, will
address the group on Alzheimer's
disease and related disorders. The
program will be held at the Rupert
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