Archives for March 2015

Dismas Charities Atlanta Participates In Annual AIDS Walk

In mid-October, seven staff and 10 residents participated in the annual AIDS Walk in downtown Atlanta. They raised $2,000 for the AIDS Walk Foundation. Above from left are Resident Zaire Flournoy, Regional Vice President Jimmy Jones, Administrative Assistant Shirley Mott, and Program Coordinator Ahmad Scott. Other staff participants included Director Deborah Glenna, Assistant Director Reginald […]

Diersen Charities Memphis Holds 8th Annual Job Fair

In October, Memphis hosted its 8th annual Resident Job Fair with 18 residents hired by the 13 agencies attending. Participating agencies included Workforce Investment Network, Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re -entry, Private First Class Driving Academy, A-One Staffing, Vocational Rehabilitation, Iron Workers, MidSouth Community College, Vatteratt College, Remmington College, Messick Adult Education and […]

Parole Board Staff Tour Dismas Charities Portland

In early October, seven staff from the Kentucky Department of Justice Parole Board toured the Portland facility, their first time for visiting a community reentry center. From left are Jason Walker, Julie Mefford, Letitia Tipton, Katherine Williams, Ashley Short, Adrienne Marlowe, and Jennifer Markey

After Mayor’s Plea: Dismas Charities Portland TARC Dig Out Team Comes To The Rescue

After hearing Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fisher’s plea to citizens to clean their sidewalks and the over 5,000 bus stops in the city of heavy snow, Portland Director Robert Lanning quickly came to the rescue. Lanning amassed 20 resident volunteers who spenthours going from one sidewalk or Transit Authority of River City (TARC) bus stop […]

Dismas Charities Staff Attend KCCD Annual Conference

Portland Director Robert Lanning (left) and Regional Vice President Joseph Theriot (right) pose with Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna Thompson at the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD) 55th annual conference in Louisville.  Dismas’ Owensboro program won the 2014 Outstanding Community Service Center award during the conference.

Dismas Charities Savannah EPS Recognized

In September, Savannah Employment Placement Specialist Brittany Freeman was presented a Certificate of Excellence from Katheryn Mack, Supervisor of Education from FCI Estill, for her participation in a mock job fair. Freeman interviewed 16 residents and provided them with feedback on techniques to improve their interviewing skills.

Dismas Charities Macon Residents’ Practice Yoga

Macon residents LaShaundra Evans and Nicole Sheffield recently took advantage of strength and stretch Yoga classes sponsored by parks and recreation department.