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KRA and CWEP Partners Support Local Troops

As part of the 2012 Community Care Day Initiative to Support Our Troops, KRA’s Camden, New Jersey office collaborated with its Community Work Experience Program (CWEP) partners to demonstrate appreciation and support for local troops in Fort Dix, New Jersey. The goal of the campaign was to provide support, either by donating time, money, and/or items, from a list supplied by Ms. “MJ” Flammer, Center Operating Manager, USO of Southern New Jersey.  Recently, more than $500 and 300 items were turned over to Flammer, who delivered the gifts to the soldiers at Fort Dix. According to Anita Davis, KRA Program
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KRA/Lower Savannah Partners With Veterans Groups

Previously, it was reported that Knowlton R. Atterbeary, KRA President & CEO, had officially launched the 2012 Community Care Day Campaign, a company-wide initiative created to celebrate the joy of giving and sharing good works with customers and neighbors in the communities the firm serves. Every year since 2009, KRA staff have selflessly volunteered time, effort, and gifts to make each Community Care Day a resounding success. This year, the company proudly launched a new effort…Support Our Troops…dedicated to our active and veteran military members. According to Tiffany Haynes, KRA Lead Instructor and Corporate 2012 Community Care Day Coordinator, “Since
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KRA "Hearts" Art

The letter read, “Dear Alisha, On behalf of the Art to Wear Fashion Show Committee and the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, we want to thank you for your contribution as a model. Your participation made this first-time event a huge success that could not have been realized without you!  Patricia Goodwin, Museum Director, and I hope that you enjoyed your involvement and that you would participate again with this event or other events with the Art Museum. Feel free to give us your feedback on your experience.  Please continue to support the Art Museum as a volunteer and/or
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KRA/Baltimore Supports “Komen Maryland”

On October 22, 2012, it was reported that Knowlton R. Atterbeary, KRA President & CEO, had officially launched the 2012 Community Care Day Campaign (CCDC), a company-wide initiative that celebrates the joy of giving and sharing good works with customers and neighbors in the community, and that a Support Our Troops Drive was the focus of the 2012 effort.  However, KRA staff across the country do not simply wait for the annual CCDC to do good works in the communities they serve.  In fact, since October 15th, reports have been published about the ongoing success of the KRA/CTWorks effort to raise money for
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KRA Youth Joins National Guard

Recently, it was reported that KRA’s 4th Annual Community Care Day campaign will work in partnership with local USOs, and other military-related organizations, to benefit our men and women serving overseas, by accumulating and donating at least 300 items…per KRA project site…that are most requested by our troops.  As it sometimes happens, a very fitting and timely story has emerged from the KRA SCWorks Career Centers operation in the Waccamaw Region. Quasha Washington, who at 18 is the oldest of three sisters and four brothers, lives with her grandmother, whom she credits with having a great influence on her life.  On
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KRA and EDD Team Up for Success

Inna Lomack, KRA Business Services Coordinator, San Diego Metro Region One-Stop Career Centers, and Paula Duarte, Business Services Representative, California Employment Development Department (EDD) met with Donna Eddings, HR Manager, San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC) to discuss an important recruitment effort on behalf of SYHC’s newest facility, the King-Chavez Health Center (KCHC), one of 10 health centers operated by SYHC in San Diego County. Eddings wanted to ensure that opportunities were provided for qualified area residents to apply for 20 new KCHC positions, and that candidates represented the rich diversity of the residents in the area.  KRA/EDD team leaders and staff sprang
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KRA Instructors Launch VITAL Program

Last month, in cooperation with its client, the Norfolk Department of Human Services, the KRA/VIEW (Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare) Program’s Instruction Team launched a campaign against illiteracy: VITAL…VIEW Instructors Take Action for Literacy.  Tiffany J. Haynes, KRA Lead Instructor, and Sheena Griffin and Frederick Smith, KRA Instructors, based the decision to create a targeted anti-illiteracy project, in part, on jobseeker-customers’ scores on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education.)  Essentially, TABE is a placement test that covers the basics of reading, English, and math, and requires a certain level of literacy for an acceptable grade-score in each category.  Adequate
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KRA President/CEO Attends Event Sponsored by Baltimore Mayor

On July 27, 2012, the Mayor’s Office of Employment and Development (MOED) sponsored a luncheon at the Museum of Industry for approximately 50 Baltimore City employers who met the challenge of hiring at least one youth for a minimum of 6 weeks’ employment through MOED’s Hire 1 Youth Initiative. More than 100 young people, who were successfully employed for 6 weeks, also attended the luncheon.  The Mayor herself, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, was the keynote speaker for the event.  She thanked all the employers for “stepping up to the plate” and supporting the 2012 YouthWorks campaign, emphasizing that everyone…businesses, youth, and the economy…benefits from its
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KRAchievers Support Relay For Life

Headed by Team Captain, Andrea Burfoot, KRA Career Agent Team Leader, and Co-Captain, Marcus Anthony, KRA Career Agent, the KRAchievers* from KRA’s Norfolk VIEW (Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare) Program raised just-shy-of $600 for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay For Life campaign, which celebrates the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and fights back against the disease.  The KRAchievers have been active in ACS fundraising for many years, and this year have already held other successful events: a Benefit Concert in March with the band Soulon, and an Applebee’s “Dining to Donate” event in
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