What’s Happening at the Center

 

 

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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Living on the Edge in Lafayette, CO

My name is Cynthia. I had lived a good life. I was married with four beautiful children. I worked full time, had a house, a van, and was living what many people perceived as the American dream. In 2008 all of that changed—my marriage was breaking up and I had two very ill children that […]

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Living on the Edge in Louisville, CO

“Your neighbor may struggling and you don’t even know it. I want people to know it is okay to ask for help.” –Tanya Tanya and her three children have been living on the edge since her divorce.  She has been very resourceful in adjusting her lifestyle to survive off of one income—she found a house […]

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Family Leadership Training Institute

Through our membership with the Family Resource Center Association SCCC was selected  to receive additional funding to host the Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI). FLTI is a 20 week family civics program in which 25 participants receive 120 hours of evidence-based curriculum including personal and child development, leadership training, civic literacy and civic skills needed to become effective leaders in their communities. SCCC […]

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