Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Friday, July 9, 2010

YouthBuild Mentorship Program

 CSC’s YouthBuild AmeriCorps program recently hired Katie Stubblefield as the program’s Mentorship Coordinator. Katie is actively recruiting community volunteers to mentor YouthBuild participants in job and career related activities.

The program is now looking for volunteer mentors.

Mentoring: Small Steps – Huge Rewards

What’s in it for you as a Mentor?· Shape the future by empowering youth today. Receive exceptional training and support.

What’s in it for the youth?
· An individual who is there to support them without judgment
· A friend who has their interests at heart

Orientation: 6:00 PM Tuesday, August 3rd
Community Services Consortium, 380 Market Street, Lebanon
Contact: Katie Stubblefield at (541) 451.1071 or

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CSC is Hiring!

Healthy Kids Coordinator ( Benton County ) - closes July 16

Director of Development & Community Relations - closes July 26

Project Instructor 1 – Youth House Garden - Position open until filled

CSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All Employment Applications must be sent to the Corvallis office address, 545 SW 2nd St, Suite A,Corvallis, OR 97333. If you have questions about the job application process, please call (541) 752-1010 or email the human resources department at

Please check out the Jobs website for job descriptions and application materials (in Word and .pdf formats).

Getting Things Done for CSC's Communities!

The following is a breakdown of the value VISTA members bring to the communities CSC serves:*

Number of Volunteers Recruited: 1692 community volunteers
Number of Service Hours Performed by Volunteers Recruited: 18,703 hours
Total $ Amount of Resources Generated: $1,607,218 (cash & non-cash).

For more information on CSC's Building Bridges program, please contact Tifani Erpelding at 541-752-1010.

*Data from July 14, 2006 to December 30, 2009.

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program Makes a Difference

As part of the federal stimulus funding opportunities provided with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), CSC's Emergency Services staff helped 160 households find housing or remain in their homes in the last fiscal year, which equates to 500 individuals.

Following is a brief rundown of how each office — and CSC as a whole -- utilized the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing funds.

Homeless Prevention
Albany Regional Office: 30 Households served/ $25,626 spent
Lebanon Regional Office: 34 Households served/ $26,662 spent
Corvallis Regional Office: 28 Households served/ $23,303 spent
Newport Regional Office: 18 Households served/ $17,791 spent

TOTAL homeless prevention: 110 Households served/$93,382 spent

Rapid Re-Housing
Albany Regional Office: 13 Households served/ $11,321 spent
Lebanon Regional Office: 20 Households served/ $16,820 spent
Corvallis Regional Office: 16 Households served/ $14,258 spent
Newport Regional Office: 4 Households served/ $4,744 spent

TOTAL rapid rehousing: 50 Households/ $47,143 funds spent

TOTAL FUNDS SPENT: $140,525 (Dec. 1, 2009 thru June 21, 2010).

For more information on other CSC stimulus/ARRA projects - or CSC programs and services generally - please go to CSC's website.

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These communications tools can be used to make announcements, acknowledge donors and volunteers, post videos and slideshows–whatever we want to share with our online community.

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