What’s Happening at the Center

 

 

GIVING SMART: DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE A WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAM?

If you volunteer or donate to Sister Carmen Community Center, your time and dollars may be able to go even further by connecting Sister Carmen to your workplace! Many companies are interested in giving back to their communities, especially where their employees live, work, and volunteer. If your employer has a Give Back program of […]

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Like Tea and Water: One Family’s Journey to the United States

“As a refugee coming to the United States, I didn’t want to be like oil and water. I want to integrate completely, like tea and water.” – Hamid Jounou Sister Carmen Community Center is a local organization that works to help those in need—anyone who considers East Boulder County their home—without discrimination. We support people […]

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The Cost of Childcare: How Sister Carmen Reduces Barriers for Parents

Access to childcare is a serious barrier for many parents in our community. The cost of infant care in Colorado is more than the annual cost of in-state tuition, and married parents of two children living at the poverty line could end up paying 110% of their household income for center-based childcare. To ease this […]

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Bridging Digital Divides: Addressing Digital Inequity in our Community

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey, 11,899 Boulder County residents don’t have a computer or Internet subscription in their home. The populations most impacted by digital inequity are high school graduates who are unemployed or not in the labor force, those who identify as Hispanic, and residents 65 years or older. […]

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Conquering Obstacles: How WorkLife Partnership and SCCC Support Underemployed Workers

Sister Carmen Community Center recently partnered with WorkLife Partnership, which is a social enterprise nonprofit that connects employees in need with community resources and opportunities to increase job skills. Navigators connect members with resources, and Upskill Coaches provide training for soft skills, workplace communication, and other traits to help underemployed participants reach their fullest potential. […]

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Nina’s Story

Nina lived her life knowing she always had enough money to cover expenses and  the means to get what she needed. When she and her husband divorced her life changed dramatically. The emotional burden of the divorce weighed on her heavily and she became very depressed. Initially, Nina received alimony to cover living expenses for […]

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Community Garden Party Oct. 10, 2017

Please join us as we celebrate another successful growing season in our garden! Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm                         Zucchini Recipe Contest & Apple Pressing Connect with community members while exploring our garden and enjoying fresh pressed apple cider.  Don’t forget […]

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