Through our employment and training, youth, pesticide safety, energy efficiency, home ownership, home construction and rehabilitation programs, and a variety of support services, Telamon Corporation has served over 3000 farmworkers and other rurally disadvantaged persons in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Services received include one or more of the following types of training: occupational skill training, pesticide safety training, English-as-a-Second Language, GED training, workplace literacy, financial literacy, and computer literacy, and a variety of support services and activities. Over 200 youth were served with books and cultural enrichment activities.
Through our programs designed to increase energy efficiency, we served 141 households. We provided emergency home repair to 28 homes.
We constructed four new EarthCraft houses and rehabilitated five houses.
With our housing counseling programs, 454 customers were served as follows: 247 with pre-purchase counseling, 130 with default counseling, 4 with rental counseling, and 73 with education training.
1. Identify two new partners within each of our seven service areas in order to complement and enhance existing services.
2. Develop a volunteer program to enlist volunteers for service areas who will assist program staff with specific projects and/or day-to day activities. This includes development of local volunteer resource guides.
3. Transportation in local regions is a major barrier to gainful employment. To assist participants with transportation to and from training and employment, increase funding from $2,000 to $20,000.
Suzanne joined Telamon in June 1992 after serving in several other roles in Head Start in Michigan. She served a total of five years as State Director of Migrant Head Start for Telamon’s Michigan program in Lansing Michigan, and two years as Assistant Deputy Executive Director in Raleigh North Carolina. In 1998 she accepted the position of Deputy Executive Director where she has been working since. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Social Work both from Michigan State University. She is also a Head Start Fellow in the Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program with the University of California.
This program provides training and employment activities to help eligible farm workers attain self-sufficient employment, either outside or within agriculture. This is accomplished through a customized combination of activities that include: assessment, career planning, classroom training, vocational training, work experience, on-the-job training, English as a second language, support services, pre-employment training, job search, job placement, and follow-up.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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