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Celebrating ALL of the Holidays

Date: December 14, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

As children, we learn about the different Holidays in December. Elementary schools spend a day or so covering everything from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa. Most of us have an understanding of them, but what would you say if asked to explain them? Whether it’s about Santa or baby Jesus, the reference point of Christmas…

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Promoting Thankfulness the Other 364 Days

Date: November 23, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

  Thanksgiving is a really wonderful time of year. The weather finally cools down and there’s a certain pep in everyone’s step. For many, it’s also the beginning of a reflective season, thinking about what we’re thankful for – healthy children, a family pet, employment, or maybe not having to see the in-laws this holiday…

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Platforms of Giving to the Jefferson CAC this Holiday Season

Date: November 9, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but Santa hats, decorations and layaway options can be found everywhere you look. Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. As you prepare and start making your lists, please consider making a difference in the life of a child, while giving to those that you love this…

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Halloween Safety for Kids

Date: October 26, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Halloween is the scariest time of year for kids and adults alike. Not only because of the ghost stories being told or the haunted houses you may visit, but because of all the safety risks that candy-filled night can pose. According to safekids.org, children, on average, are more than twice as likely to be hit…

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School Prevention Program in Full-Swing

Date: October 19, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

The Jefferson CAC’s School-Based Sexual Education/Prevention Program hit the ground running this past September for it’s 13th consecutive year. The program is now lead by our Therapist Marti Tidwell, with AmeriCorps VISTA Hannah Kaiser assisting. Since beginning in 2002, the Program has reached 29,508 students, with 333 just in the past few weeks at J.C….

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Back to School and Back to Bullies

Date: September 15, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

School’s been in session for over a month now. Kids and parents alike are getting used to their new routine, but something that parents forget about is that back to school also means back to bullies. This is a topic that has been covered fervently by the media every year, but it’s always good to…

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Black and Gold Kickoff Party

Date: September 2, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Looking for something fun to day this weekend? If so, come join the Jefferson CAC at the Harley-Davidson of New Orleans’ Black and Gold Season Kickoff Party/Bleed Black and Gold Blood Drive. This event will include free beer, live music from the Water Meters, food plates by BNG’s, and the opportunity to connect with “The…

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Jefferson CAC Welcomes New Therapist

Date: August 20, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

The Jefferson CAC would like to welcome our new Therapist, Marti Tidwell! Marti is coming to us after spending the last two years with the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 2005 from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and in 2011 received her Master’s in Social Work…

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Back to School Mornings

Date: August 3, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

Summer is winding down, and parents and kids alike are gearing up for back to school.  Bed times are getting earlier, and you can’t walk into a store without a giant pencil pointing you in the direction of school supplies.  This can always be an exciting, but stressful time of year for your family.  Whether…

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Jefferson CAC Welcomes New VISTA

Date: July 16, 2015 Author: jcacvista Categories: Blog

The Jefferson CAC is excited to welcome our new AmeriCorps VISTA, Hannah Kaiser. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.   Hannah has spent this week shadowing our current VISTA, Jackie, who will work her last day with us tomorrow. Next week, Hannah will travel to…

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