Friday, June 16, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
The event officially begins at 12 noon but feel free to join us at 11:30 to network!
Are you concerned about the financial security of your employees, neighbors, clients, children, and friends? Do you worry about the number of people living paycheck to paycheck without the resources to absorb everyday emergencies? Do you wish you knew more about what was happening and about strategies that you can implement or support that will build a stronger, more resilient local economy?
Please join your fellow community leaders for a lunchtime discussion of the local, state, and national trends that affect the financial security of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln County families. Come prepared to learn about the approaches, tools, and strategies that have been developed and meet the local partners that are using them. From workforce development to financial products, from home ownership to credit building, we know there are things we can do to build stronger households and a more vibrant community. And, come prepared to share your own tools, strategies, and ideas with others as we work to build a network for resource sharing and action.
Lunch will be served.
Speakers include Martha Lyon, Executive Director of the Community Services Consortium, and regional economists, Patrick O’Connor and Erik Knoder. Panelists include Brigetta Olson, Emily Reiman and Jill Winsor.
For More Information Contact: Jill Winsor, Financial Innovations Director at Neighborhood Partnerships: 503.226.3001x118.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Since 2011, the Albany Human Relations Commission (HRC) has recognized individuals and Albany organizations or businesses that have worked to promote harmonious relations among the citizens of Albany. Selection of award recipients are based on a demonstrated commitment to promoting human relations, diversity, and/or equality through community programs and activities in Albany.
The ceremony for the 2016 Human Relations awards was held [Wednesday, April 26th] during the Albany City Council meeting and [CSC's] very own Keith Kolkow won the award for the individual category! As a committed community member of the City of Albany, Keith is involved in many committees and volunteers countless hours for various events throughout the year.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
If you worked during 2016, and your household earned income was less than $53,930, you may be eligible to claim and receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) of up to $6,318*. To qualify for the EITC, you must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
- Have a valid social security number
- Earned income during 2016
- $48,340 ($53,930 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children
- $45,007 ($50,597 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children
- $39,617 ($45,207 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child
- $15,010 ($20,600 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children
- EITC amounts can range from $1 to $6,318
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Consisting of six classes taught by qualified instructors from the community, Second Chance gives you the opportunity to learn about landlord-tenant issues, conflict resolution, energy education, money management, goal setting, and the characteristics of a good tenant.
This education program prepares you for the responsibilities of renting and gives you the skills necessary to be the kind of tenant your landlord will hate to lose!
Second Chance prepares you to approach landlords with confidence and encourages landlords to view prospective tenants with a more open mind.
Topics covered include How to be a Good Tenant, Landlord/Tenant Issues, Energy Education, Conflict Resolution, Goal Setting, and Basic Budgeting. Those who successfully complete all six sessions of the class will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Recommendation to attach to future rental applications.
Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information about Second Chance, visit CSC’s website at www.communityservices.us or contact Cindy Pratt-DeMarzo at 541-758-2632 for Linn and Benton counties, and Kacy Jensen at 541-574-2281 in Lincoln County.
UPCOMING SECOND CHANCE CLASSES: ALBANY
Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm -3:00pm at 250 Broadalbin St., 2A (upstairs) in Albany. Registration deadline is Monday, February 13.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Within a few months, Kennhy raised his reading level while being tutored at the CSC Youth House. His progress was remarkable, and one day we started discussing books. We commented that he had made so much progress since he arrived. That’s when he said that one of the main reasons he was working so hard was so he could read to his young children. Specifically, he liked to read them Harry Potter. He said that it was good practice for him, and that his kids loved the story and hearing him read it to them. That was his motivation, and he took that to heart.
Kennhy has not only brought up his reading level and math skills - he received his GED and will be going to truck driving school. Kennhy has immersed himself in the community through volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, his church, and by being a positive person while moving forward with his life.
Welcome to CSC's blog and e-newsletter!
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