"Autumn Bliss, Freshly Minted, Bountiful, and Gingerbread," are just a glimmer of the serene fragrances that Crime Victim Advocacy Center’s (CVAC) Consolare candles have to offer this holiday season.
Consolare candles are all natural, soy-based candles, yet maintain a breathtakingly smooth scent for a healthier home for you and your family. Made from paraffin and soy, these candles are allergy, asthma, and environmentally friendly.
Consolare means “to console,” which is precisely CVAC’s mission. For over a year now, the organization has been brightening the lives of those in need.
This past spring, The Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University in St. Louis awarded CVAC $25,000 through the Youthbridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition (SEIC) to begin its Consolare venture.
CVAC Executive Director Julie Lawson found candle-making to be a great healing process for her personally. From her own experience, she thought she could do the same for female ex-offenders and victims alike.
APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED
ARCHS announces openings for licensed child care programs to work towards NAFCC, NAEYC, or MOA accreditation. ARCHS will accept applications until Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Programs who are selected will be notified by January 20, 2012.
Accreditation facilitation grantees receive on-site training and technical assistance, professional development support and funds to support quality improvement. Please note that this is NOT for the start-up and expansion of child care programs, but for accreditation only. Download RFP below and follow specific directions provided.
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The 2011 Missouri Reentry Conference will be held November 16-18 at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. The 6th annual conference features special tracks on: gender specific issues, program evaluations/logic models, transitional jobs, housing, mental health, substance abuse, community/family re-engagement programs, and faith-based support for Missouri's ex-offender population.
The conference is sponsored by Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), the Missouri Department of Corrections, the Missouri Department of Social Services, and the Family and Community Trust (FACT).
Conference Registration and Tan-Tar-A Reservations:
An emergency planning guide for child-serving organizations was released October 25 at an ARCHS' co-sponsored "Policy Forum." It was also co-sponsored by Promising Practices Network, RAND Corporation, Family and Community Trust (FACT), Missouri Center for Education Safety, Missouri Department of Public Safety, and Missouri School Boards' Association.
"Policy Forum: Best Practices in Emergency Preparedness for Child Serving Organizations" welcomed hundreds of emergency personnel throughout the State of Missouri at the one day event at Lake of the Ozarks. The forum was moderated by Paul H. Fennewald, Coordinator for Missouri Office of Homeland Security, and featured presentations by Admiral Thad W. Allen, U.S. Coast Guard, retired and Senior Fellow, Rand Corporation; Dr. C.J. Huff, Superintendent of Joplin Public Schools; Lowell C. Kruse, Chair of the Board of Directors for FACT; Dr. M. Rebecca Kilburn, Director of Promising Practices Network, RAND Corporation; Dr. Anita Chandra, Behavioral Scientist on Public Health Systems and Preparedness, RAND Corporation, and Dr. Carter Ward, Executive Director, Missouri School Boards' Association.
The guide was published by the Promising Practices Network, which is operated by the Rand Corporation.
CLICK HERE TO READ EMERGENCY PLANNING GUIDE
"Collective Impact" is the hottest buzz word in the nonprofit world, and in a FREE workshop on November 9 from 3-4:30 p.m., representatives from ARCHS and its partners help you learn:
The event will be held at the St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch (225 N. Euclid). Pre-registration is recommended. To register or for details, call 314-539-0357, stop by the Grants & Foundation Center at the Schlafly Branch, or sign up via email at slplgfcnews.blogspot.com.
Sponsored by ARCHS and the St. Louis Public Library's Grants & Foundation Center.