Westcott Community Center adds new programs

Westcott Community Center is pleased to announce the following new programs recently added to our current program offerings:

Parent Success Initiative - A program designed to help Non-custodial Parents get and keep good jobs in order for them to pay their child support. Services include legal assistance, parenting/life skills classes, work readiness training, job placement and retention services and more.This program has returned many millions of dollars in support payments during the first three phases. The current phase 4 began June 1st and is expected to do as well as the previous programs. Call 478-8634 and ask for Stephan Johnston. The lead agency is the Syracuse Housing Authority who secured funding from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

eCuse - We are a subcontractor on this grant being administered by CNY Works. eCUSE -- "The Environmental Collaborative for Urban Sustainable Employment -- launches this month, supported by a $3.7 million US Department of Labor grant. The project, which builds on the efforts of two collaborative groups, Journey to Jobs and Greater Syracuse Works, is one of a small select group to be funded nationally. It will build on the capacity of a coalition of partner organizations committed to increasing employment options in green technology for targeted workers living in the Syracuse urban center. In addition, the initiative will develop a pipeline of talent for Syracuse's burgeoning green industries. The goal of the program is to serve 1,000 prospective workers through interdisciplinary teams, working in partnership with neighborhood organizations." Program staff starts at WCC on June 14th. Call the Center at 478-8634 for information.

FREE counseling sessions for individuals, couples, and families through the Syracuse University Goldberg Couple and Family Therapy Center. The program will be staffed by Lee and Ashley, two Marriage and Family Therapy interns from Syracuse University (under professional supervision). Lee's and Ashley's services revolve around a variety of personal and/or relational support when life becomes challenging. If you are interested in these services, call Westcott Community Center at 478-8634 for general information. They look forward to being a support for the community. You may also call Donna Dellal-Ferne at 885-3057 for an appointment.

GED and Literacy - This program, which has served more than 60 people this year, will continue during the summer months. The program provides assessment, classes and testing to help people get their GED. It also provides literacy assistance both here and through referrals to other programs. Our partners in providing these services are the Syracuse City School District, WCNY, OCMBOCES, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse, the Onondaga Literacy Coalition and others. Call Paul Harvey at 247-4420. This program is funded by grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the NYS Department of State CSBG.

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