Community Services Consortium

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CSC Head Start Accepting Applications for September 2014 School Year

CSC Head Start is a nonprofit federal and state funded preschool. The program is family centered, with comprehensive services to assist not only in the education of children, but also in their overall health and well-being.

Families are supported in a variety of ways and encouraged to participate fully in their child’s education and in school events. If you want your child to be fully prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond, Head Start is the way to begin.

The CSC Head Start program is open to Lincoln County children ages three and four, based on family income eligibility, needs assessment and space availability. Call us or stop by for more information:
  • Lincoln City: 2130 SE Lee Avenue, 541-996-3028
  • Toledo: 845 NW “A” Street , 541-336-5113
  • Newport: 253 NE 1st Street, 541-574-7690
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Upcoming Second Chance Classes in October

“Second Chance” is for those who are having difficulty finding stable housing because of bad credit or a poor rental history. Even if things are better now, it can be hard to get away from a past eviction or because of property damage that you couldn’t fix.

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.

Those who successfully complete 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 or contact Cindy Pratt-DeMarzo at 541-758-2632 for Linn and Benton counties, and Kacy Jensen at 541-574-2281 in Lincoln County.


Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00pm at 545 SW 2nd St., Suite A in Corvallis. Registration deadline is Monday, October 6.

  • Monday, 10/13- How to be a Good Tenant
  • Wednesday, 10/15 - Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Monday, 10/20 - Energy Education
  • Wednesday, 10/22- Conflict Resolution
  • Monday, 10/27 - Goal Setting
  • Wednesday, 10/29 - Basic Budgeting   

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