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Free July Money Camps & Games for Youth at 6 East Tx Libraries!

Online Challenge for Teens in Middle & High School!! Join us for Gateway To American Opportunities 2018 Summer Money Camps for children ages 5-10, at Libraries in:

·        Athens

·        Bullard

·        Jacksonville

·        Mineola

·        Quitman

·        Troup

·        Tyler Games in separate link, below.    

MONEY Games for Teens, with East Texas Challenge, in July, for Middle & High School Students

   The winning team receives a Special Treat at their local library at end of July!

 *Space Limited   * Register at Link Below   * Or Contact your local library for more information.   

Money Camp & Games 2018 Registration Link for free fun in July

Money Flash For Teens Registration  Offers 4 classes for Teens ages 12 -18 years old. Only offered at the Jacksonville Public Library at this time.

 

Empowerment CDC Hosts Community Meetings


North Tyler 
Community Wide
Priority Setting Meetings

Hosted by
Empowerment Community Development Corporation


Folks who
Live, Work, or Play in North Tyler Are invited to Come voice your Concerns & Solutions & Shape our Strategy for Growth in North Tyler.  Join ECDC, Partners, Neighbors & Leaders from Churches, Businesses, Schools, Nonprofits, the City & County.   Tell folks their voice matters!

When                                                   Where
Jan 30      Tues    6:30 ~ 8 pm             @ ET Cornerstone Assistance Network
Feb 1       Thu      11:30am ~1 pm        @ ET Cornerstone Assistance Network
Feb 10     Sat       1:00 ~ 2:30 pm         @ Tyler Chamber’s Genecov Room

ECDC Survey Form      ECDC  Network Partner Application     ECDC Referral Form

Continuing Troup Mayor Bill Lacy’s Legacy

 

Continuing Mayor Bill Lacy’s Legacy

Mayor Bill Lacy of Troup passed away before his vision could be fulfilled.  People who live, work and play in the Troup area are invited to help continue his legacy to increase youth opportunities, affordable housing, options for businesses in empty downtown buildings and tourism in Troup.  Kathy Dowdy Holdway, A Circle of Ten, Inc. and Greg Fleck, New Creation Foundation invite you to get active.  The door is open for citizens and agency reps to help plan and benefit in collaborative grants.

Survey for Involvement Due Feb 20!    Additional details by clicking here for More information.

YES!

YES!  http://www.onedesk.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/keep-calm-and-collaborate.pngCollaborations bring innovative projects to life, divide the work and multiply the mutual success of each partner.  Who should you collaborate with? Partners that compliment but not duplicate services to your clients.

For example, a community center wants to offer literacy classes but no one at the center is qualified.  However, just down the road is a literacy agency with training available.  If these two partner, there are benefits for both agencies.   The Community Center staff/volunteers receive training to use at the center and possibly elsewhere.  The literacy agency gets to provide their services and count the statistics of not only the number trained, but also how many clients those trained served, how many hours of service, etc.  A third partner may bring yoga, a fourth after school programming, and so on.

If you think of collaboration as a pie, each new partner does not take away from the pie but rather adds more filling to the pie, allowing for each partner to continue to benefit.

CAUTION: Only partner with those you trust.  Run background checks, ask questions, get references if necessary.  Be sure to have signed Agreements or Contracts in place to protect all parties involved.

Want to know more about collaboration? Check our calendar for upcoming seminars.

Governor’s Volunteer Awards

Wednesday September 9, 2015

        As a small nonprofit organization, our staff are the only reason that we survive. A Circle of Ten, Network for Collaboration was founded by Kathy Holdway currently residing in Edom, Texas.

            As the announcement of the Governor’s Volunteer Awards were announced last week, I wanted to give a shout out to the lady Mrs. K and our C10 crew.

            In December 2009, A Circle of Ten, Inc. (C10) received the Governor’s Community Collaborator Award.  The award recognized C10 for “..creating and strengthening partnerships within their communities. Community Collaborators understand the importance of relationships, and develop connections between groups and individuals to help those craft collaborative solutions to local needs.”   C10 was selected out of a pool of over 50 nominees.

The Governor’s Volunteer Awards honor Texans who devote their time and talents to their communities.  This tradition allows Governors to recognize some of the individuals, organizations, corporations and public entities that embody the Texas tradition of community service. 

A Circle of Ten’s selection was based on regional work through their Rebuild America- Rural Community Building Initiative.  These efforts bring leadership, education, workforce and energy efficient affordable housing/building opportunities, while impacting economic development, tourism, and the environment/emissions.                            

 “It truly was an honor to be selected for this award,” stated Kathy Holdway, President of A Circle of Ten.  “C10 believes in collaborations!  Working together empowers leaders and increases partnering agencies’ capacity to provide services and improve quality of life for Rural Texans. ”   

If you want to see who the latest winner are go here:

http://onestarfoundation.org/2015-governors-volunteer-awards/          

Congratulations to the new recipients!