For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2019
The Hancock Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA) Junior High Program Class of 2019 spent their most recent session developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make a difference in our community through both the political and non-political process.
The 2019 HYLA Junior High School Class is comprised of seventeen eighth graders from Hancock County who represent all four area middle schools (Bay/Waveland Middle, Hancock Middle, Our Lady Academy and St. Stanislaus). On Wednesday, February 20th, the group began their day at the Hancock Resource Center where they participated in a few activities before being visited by Hancock County Judge Trent Favre. Judge Favre talked to the group about the relationship of civic duty and leadership and discussed ways that the students could get involved in their community. The students then brainstormed areas of concern in our county and began the process of developing a service project they will complete at their last session. The students were treated to a delicious lunch at La Chula before traveling to the Hancock County’s Public Safety Complex. Sheriff Ricky Adam and Warden Brandon Zeringue talked with them about law enforcement and they toured the jail complex. Students also heard from two inmates about the real consequences of making poor decisions. The day ended with a visit to Diamondhead City Hall where Mayor Thomas Schafer discussed Diamondhead’s form of government and arranged the students’ participation in a mock city council meeting.
The Hancock Youth Leadership Academy is the only county-wide youth leadership program in Hancock County and is a program of the Hancock Resource Center. HYLA is funded by sponsorships and donations from the local community. If you are interested in supporting the Hancock Youth Leadership Academy, contact Hancock Resource Center by visiting the website www.hancockhrc.org or call 228-463-8887 to learn how.
Picture: Front Row (left to right): Katie Koenenn (OLA), Makayla Robertson (Hancock Middle), Sheriff Ricky Adam, Jenna Antunica (Hancock Middle), Lilianne Martin (OLA), and Hailey Capo (OLA).
Middle Row: Assistant Warden Amanda Parker, Ella Key (Hancock Middle), Lilly Lundgren (OLA), Allison Mauffray (Bay Middle), Kamryn Avery (Bay Middle), Brynn Compretta (Bay Middle), Trinity Reynolds (Bay Middle), and Commander Jeremy Skinner.
Back Row: Max Garrett (Hancock Middle), Landon DeWitt (Hancock Middle), Elijah Boudreaux (Hancock Middle), Owen Haynes (Hancock Middle), Edward Dezendorf (Saint Stanislaus), Louis Weber (Saint Stanislaus) and Warden Brandon Zeringue.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2019
Rhonda Rhodes, President
Hancock Resource Center is seeking applicants for two positions
Veteran Workforce Development Coordinator
Under general supervision, performs a variety of oversight functions related to the training and job placement of at-risk and homeless Veterans in the lower six counties of Mississippi; implements training and job placement services to designated veterans; performs assigned duties; and performs other related work as required.
• oversees the operation of the Veteran training and job placement program
• organizes the Veteran training and job placement services for veterans
• initiates and maintains contact with prospective employers and agencies
• presents career information and related subject matter to veterans
• guides veterans in their preparation to seek employment
• provide information and make presentations to civic and other interested groups
• develops and maintains needed procedures, forms, and operational records
• maintains permanent records of veterans and related data
• follows up employed veterans and those involved in advanced training programs
• assists in the placement of veterans in other educational or training institutions
• schedules veteran meetings, appointments, and interviews related to program
• prepares informational bulletins and other types of publications
• supports the other staff as needed
• performs a variety of clerical tasks, such as data entry, filing and related duties
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Experience: Two years counseling, case management, monitoring, or related experience required involving training and job placement or other training/staff development.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in career counseling, education, guidance counseling, Human Services or a related field, or year for year experience in federal youth programs may be considered. Apply by submitting resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person. Applicants that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be contacted.
Pay for this job begins at $15 an hour.
Hancock Resource Center
Our Mission: Hancock Resource Center (HRC) works to stabilize families and strengthen the community by addressing obstacles and barriers to housing.
HRC is a community-based, HUD-approved, nonprofit counseling agency that provides services and assistance to Hancock County, Mississippi, residents in three key areas: Home Rehab and Repair; Community Development; and Housing Counseling.
Family Trauma Counselor
Provides counseling and emotional support to crime victims and their families: helps victims process feelings about their cases; helps victims/witnesses manage anxiety related to testifying in court; and facilitates or co-facilitates support groups.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
At least one year of experience in case management or counseling, preferred experience working with victims of crime and trauma. 2. Competency in in computer technology including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Office, web-based applications and email. 3. Effective team and communication skills, attention to detail and organizational, and time management skills. 4. Excellent written and oral communication skills. 5. Demonstrated ability to problem-solve; multi-task; be flexible, follow up. 6. Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Counselor in Mississippi 7. Valid driver’s license and auto insurance. 8. Background check (state and federal) and subject to drug testing. 10. Preferred experience working with families in crisis, family violence advocacy and prevention.
Name: Amy Marquar
Phone: (228) 463-8887
Email address: email@example.com