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Curt’s Cafe

Curt’s Cafe

curt's CafeCurt’s Café is a nonprofit organization that provides training, in food service and life skills, for at-risk youth in Evanston, Illinois. Students at Curt’s learn valuable, employable skills; they’re tutored in subjects ranging from computer literacy to job readiness to food history; and they are mentored by food service professionals and other caring adults.

Curt’s student-trainees are all from Evanston, IL and range in age from 15 to 22. They’re all considered “at risk,” meaning they have either already had contact with the judicial system or had been headed in that direction. They’re determined now to build a positive future for themselves, their families and their community. For these young people, being able to get and hold a job will contribute immeasurably toward their success.
Our program at Curt’s is unique and much needed.

Formerly incarcerated or proven-risk youth have limited options and few resources available to them. Even a short period of confinement dramatically affects a young person’s ability to thrive outside incarceration. They have little hope of securing employment, even for entry level positions. Many end up living on the streets and return to destructive habits. They cycle through the courts and 82% of those released are being sent back through the system within a year.

In 2016, the YOakleyPR team consulted with Curt’s Cafe President Susan Trieschmann regarding a social media strategy for Curt’s Cafe North and the new Curt’s Cafe South location. The Fall 2016 Virtual Internship Program team planned and developed a social media plan focusing on the nonprofit’s Facebook pages for Q2FY2016, in order to increase awareness, generate more foot traffic, and support year-end donations.

For more information, please email General Manager Latasha Triplett or visit Curt’s Cafe on their official website.

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Yasheaka Oakley Owens

Yasheaka Oakley Owens is the owner of YOakleyPR, a woman-owned small business that provides public relations, social media, and online marketing support services to small businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

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The Harrison Museum of African American Cultures, Inc.

The Harrison Museum of African American Cultures, Inc.

Harrison Museum Henry Street Heritage FestivalThe Harrison Museum of African American Cultures, Inc. (HMAAC) is a cultural and educational institution committed to advocating, showcasing, preserving and celebrating the art and history of African Americans for Roanoke Valley citizens and visitors. Our purpose is to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of people of African descent.

Vision Statement

Harrison Museum will be a vibrant force in creating community collaborations to capture the rich history and continue the legacy of African culture.

Our Core Beliefs

The Harrison Museum of African American Culture will:

  • Ensure that an inclusive history of the Roanoke Valley is told.
  • Promote and embrace cultural diversity in the Roanoke Valley.
  • Inspire our youth by informing them about the accomplishments and contributions of the African American community.
  • Foster a research venue that collects and preserves historical and future art and documents significant to African and African American culture.
  • Collaborate with community organizations to provide a rich arts venue in the Roanoke Valley.

Every September, the Harrison Museum hosts its premier event, Henry Street Heritage Festival. This annual event provides the primary resources to support the ongoing programs and operations of the Harrison Museum of African American Culture. In 2015, the YOakleyPR team provided the Harrison Museum with public relations and graphic design support services that generated media coverage and produced posters, banners and signage for the event.

The Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Yasheaka Oakley Owens

Yasheaka Oakley Owens is the owner of YOakleyPR, a woman-owned small business that provides public relations, social media, and online marketing support services to small businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

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St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College CLPISt. Lawrence College, Corporate Learning & Performance Improvement (CLPI) is committed to meeting the learning needs of businesses in our community. CLPI is actively working with over 345 organizations and thousands of students focused on programs and skills that address the demands of the new economy.

CLPI’s mandate is to meet the challenges its partners face with relevant, flexible, practical programs that offer on the job training to students / employees with the goal of increasing productivity and closing the skills gap while supporting the commercial growth and prosperity of Eastern Ontario.

In 2013, YOakleyPR worked with the St. Lawrence College’s Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement to develop workforce development presentations for undergraduate students and working professionals in Ontario, Canada.

To learn more about the Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement center, please click here.

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Yasheaka Oakley Owens

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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County

Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County

habitat for humanity of new castle countyHabitat for Humanity of New Castle County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, International. Since its founding in 1976, HFH International has built or restored more than 600,000 homes worldwide, serving more than 3 million people.

While HFHI provides operational guidelines, each affiliate is independent. Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises all money locally and relies solely on local support to achieve its mission and goals here in New Castle County.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build quality, affordable and energy-efficient housing at no-profit through a combination of volunteer labor, “sweat equity” and zero-interest mortgages. We strive to empower individuals and our community in partnership with generous volunteers, small businesses, corporations, foundations, partner families, faith groups, and civic organizations.

In 2014, YOakleyPR worked with Nuts & Bolts Web Design to plan, draft, and launch new HFHNCC and Habitat ReStore website. In late 2014, YOakleyPR assisted HFHNCC’s Director of Communications with the successful application and launch of a Google AdWords – Google Ad Grant for the Habitat for Humanity of New Castle website, www.habitatncc.org.

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Yasheaka Oakley Owens

Yasheaka Oakley Owens is the owner of YOakleyPR, a woman-owned small business that provides public relations, social media, and online marketing support services to small businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

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Red-Carpet Learning Systems

Red-Carpet Learning Systems

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Donna Cutting, CSP is the Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of Red-Carpet Learning Systems, Inc. She leads a team of customer service experts that train organizational leaders turn prospects into delighted customers; and delighted customers into raving fans.

Also an in demand keynote speaker, she has presented, consulted and developed training programs for a variety of customers in the senior living and healthcare; hospitality and entertainment and financial fields.

Donna is the author of The Celebrity Experience: Insider Secrets to Delivering Red-Carpet Customer Service (Wiley, 2008) and the forthcoming book 499 Ways to Roll Out the Red-Carpet for Your Customers.

Red-Carpet Learning Systems, Inc. helps leaders in service industries turn prospects into customers and customers into raving fans! Our team of customer service experts provides training and tools to help you define and design a company culture focused on customer delight and delivering a red-carpet experience.

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Yasheaka Oakley Owens

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