Community Services Consortium

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Artists Donate Mural For Lincoln City Head Start Site

Mural Artists Rory Lehrman, right, and Evan Peterson, left

Community Services Consortium's and the Lincoln County Head Start program are the recipient's of Newport mural artists, Rory Lehrman and Evan Peterson. They painted the beautiful murals at the CSC Head Start Lincoln City and and Newport sites. The mural at Lincoln City was finished in time for the dedication ceremony of naming the Head Start building for Dean-Stephen Kauffman.

The community minded artists from Newport donated their work. They were also assisted by film-maker, Devin robinson. Community Services Consortium and CSC's Lincoln County Head Start Program are honored to be a recipient of their creativity.

Monday, April 11, 2011

CSC Honors Dean-Stephen-Kauffman in Lincoln City

Photo to Left Lincoln County Commissioner Don Lindly, Dean-Stephen Kauffman, Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall, CSC Lincoln County Head Start Director, Suzanne Miller, and CSC Executive Director Martha Lyon.
Photo Right, Dean Stephen and Suzanne Miller.

A CSC Head Start event to honor Dean-Stephen Kauffman couldn’t have picked a nicer day on April 8th. The sun was shining and over 80 people came to honor the Lincoln County Head Start benefactor. Because Dean-Stephen's work has been so instrumental in bringing the Head Start School in Lincoln City to a high level of parental involvement and academic achievement, the school was named in his honor.

Eleven of Dean-Stephen's family from San Francisco and from around the State came to participate in the festivities. CSC governing board members and Lincoln County Commissioners Bill Hall and Don Lindly, Lincoln City Mayor Dick Anderson, CSC Executive Director Martha Lyon, and Annie Soto, Executive Director of Head Start Lane County all spoke of the life-long philanthropic work of Dean-Stephens.

CSC Lincoln County Head Start Director Suzanne Miller was the Master of Ceremony, "This is our chance to honor and thank Dean-Stephen Kauffman, he is an exceptional humanitarian and has been an extraordinary mentor to parents and staff at Head Start." A plaque that dedicates the school building to him will hang in the school vestibule.

A Unique Way of Helping The Community

Emely Day and Mike Crickmer have a unique way of helping others. they gather and recycle cans and give the money to Linn Benton Food Share. They are not only helping people who need food in our area, but they keep the cans out of the landfill.

In addition, Mike recycles the pull-tabs to give to the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for dialysis patients who can't afford supplies. They give credit to Gary Lebeau, who started the project before he retired. Emely and Mike have continued the work alone after losing a couple helpers, but Emely says they welcome any volunteers who are ready to help their community. They are continually seeking additional sources of empties, so this project can continue and expand.

If you would like to help this effort or contribute empties, just contact Mike and Emely at They will arrange to pick up your empties if you're in the immediate Corvallis area. The empties should be rinsed and clean.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Albany Heart to Heart Resource Fair

Homeless Enrichment And Rehabilitation Team Thursday, May 12 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Albany Boys & Girls Club, 1215 Hill St. SE Learn about: jobs housing medical help food stamps getting identification addiction treatment and recovery insurance for children and teens services for homeless veterans Get: bike repair, a haircut, reading glasses, sunscreen, first-aid and grooming supplies, new socks, lunch, pet supplies, blood preassure checks. For Information: (541) 917-7505 Presented by City of Albany and Community Services Consortium

Helping at the Linn Benton Food Share Warehouse

Fourteen youth from the Community Transition Program at West Albany High School gave a helping hand to Linn Benton Food Share in March, both inside and out of the warehouse.

One group helped inside the warehouse while a second group spread gravel in the parking area.


Lola Jones, AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at the Lincoln Commission for Children and Families, is organizing a Project Homeless Connect to be held on May 19, 2011 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 1226 SW 13th Street Lincoln City in Lincoln City. If you would like to help with the event, a volunteer application can be found here:

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