Community Services Consortium

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Career Exploration

Community Services Consortium coordinated a transportation careers day in partnership with Laborer's International Union Apprenticeship Training Center located in Adair Village. More than 50 Linn and Benton county youth attended an Outreach & Career Exploration event made possible by a grant through Oregon's Community Colleges & Workforce Development and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Youth were able to participate in hands-on activities at 6 stations setup to simulate the types of work and equipment in the field of transportation.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Barrel To Keg Relay Race

There is lots of interest in the First Annual Barrel To Keg Relay Race taking place July 23rd . The race takes runners from the Harris Bridge Vineyard in Philomath to the coast through wonderful vistas of forests, rivers and coastal marshes to end at Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport’s south beach.

Check out CSC’s race video made by CSC:

There is time to get your team together to join in the relay, for information and to register go to the and click on Barrel to Keg. You will be in great company, joining teams already signed such as the Beer ded Ladies, Five O’Clock Somewhere, Just Hoping to Finish, Roy G. Biv’s, Running Junkies, Philomath Phans of the Phartlek, and many more.

Gleaners attend workshop

Heidi Henry, Director of CSC’s Community Relations and Development Department leads a workshop on grant writing for Linn Benton Food Share gleaners.

Twenty seven members of Linn and Benton counties gleaning groups attended the workshop. About 4500 gleaners belong to 14 non-profit gleaning groups in Linn and Benton counties. They gather food year-round by harvesting crops, picking up donated food at local stores and repackaging bulk food at the Food Share warehouse. They share half the food they glean with their elderly or disabled members.

Second Mural Donated to CSC Head Start

Mural artists, Rory Lehrman and Evan Peterson donated their time and artistry to paint a second mural at the CSC Head Start site in Newport.

The talented artists from Newport were filmed while painting the mural in Lincoln City by Devin Robinson . You can see the mural unfold at"

Comcast Cares Day

Every year on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast employees, their families and friends make a positive impact in neighborhoods across the country in 39states. On this 10th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day, our local Comcast chose Linn Benton Food Share for a "warehouse makeover."

Linn Benton Food Share, would be our choice every if we could,” said Bobbi Peebler, Comcast Administrative Assistant for Corvallis/Salem. “ We have so much fun at the warehouse and giving to Linn Benton Food Share is a worthy cause,

Comcast volunteers helped sort and pack food, painted walls, washed trucks, and fixed grates. They also cleaned and fixed up parts of the warehouse. KFC donated lunches for all volunteers.

CSC YouthBuild In Lebanon’s Strawberry Festival

CSC’s YouthBuild joined Lebanon’s Strawberry Festival parade June, 2nd to celebrate the community, sponsors and the coming summer. This year we raffled the child’s playhouse on parade. This structure was built by YouthBuild staff and students. The winner of the playhouse was drawn at the Strawberry Festival.

We had several community sponsors whose donations helped make this fundraising opportunity a success. Parr Lumber, Habitat for Humanity Restore in Albany, Wilco, and Central Bark all contributed to the playhouse and/or the float for the parade.

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