Education/Training

Fleet Back on Track
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Fleet Back on Track Program was designed to target the underserved St. Vincent de Paul population with education, job search, and personal development opportunities.  read more ...

Classes for Basic Computer Skills at the Particular Council of Atlanta
Classes are offered at the Council office where individuals have a chance to advance their employment opportunities by learning basic computer skills. There are four separate series of computer classes, all designed for the beginner, offered various days and times. The classes are free and are all taught by volunteers. For more information please contact: Sister Mary Kay Finneran. Tel.: 770-458-2507 or E-mail: mfinneran@svdpatl.org (Posted by Dennis Henry on 01/21/2004)   

South Central Region Tools Up To Meet National Extension Goals Education/Training
A Trainers Seminar is provided by the South Central Region to introduce a Council-wide Ozanam School Program and to provide Trainers (to be) with a standard agenda, key points to emphasize and set of handouts on each topic to be used by them at “Schools” in their respective Councils.   read more ...

SVDP Scholarship And Service Program
The St. Vincent de Paul Scholarship and Service Program identifies young people of high school age who display Christian leadership qualities and whose family income cannot support the cost of attending Catholic High School. Conferences are the first point of contact, identifying qualifying young persons in parishes. If the family is economically qualified, they will then be interviewed by the Conference to discuss things related to the young person’s involvement in parish life. Recommendations are also asked of the school currently attended. A Scholarship Committee interviews finalists and decisions are announced. For more information please contact Gerry Felsecker, Milwaukee Executive Director at: 414-462-SVDP/SVDP@execpc.com (Posted by Dennis Henry on 01/22/2004)   

The Society and Candidates for Ordination to the Priesthood
Recognizing the importance of the Clergy in supporting our work with Christ’s Poor, it is essential that Councils take on the responsibility each year of assuring that the candidates for ordination to the priesthood know who we are and what we do. read more ...

The Learning Center - Council of Atlanta
Educational services are the fastest growing component of the Outreach Center's ministries. Offering a series of Life Skills workshops, computer proficiency classes, a GED preparation course and English instruction for speakers of other languages, the Learning Center supports clients in their pursuit of a more fulfilling and productive life. Clients also have opportunities to work with a mentor and use the Center's computer lab to hone skills or to search for employment on the Internet. All services are free and volunteers do all the teaching, training and mentoring. (Posted by Dennis Henry on 05/04/2004)   

Volunteers Gather for Training and Spiritual Growth
Over seventy volunteers from Naples and Ft. Myers gathered for a daylong event at St. Williams's in Naples, Florida for a "doubly treated" meeting.   read more ...

CARENOTES and RELIGIOUS LITERATURE
Vincentians have had a traditional role at many paishes related to displays of religious literature in the vestibules of churches.   read more ...

Grant Workshop
The Council of Mid-Williamette Valley sponsored a Foundation and Corporate Grants Workshop.  They received such an overwhelming response that they had to limit the number of attendees to seventy-five. read more ...

22 Young Adults Chosen for the SVDP Scholarship Service Program

Twelve Vincentians, chosen primarily for their teaching counseling backgrounds, served as the 2004 Scholarship Committee, interviewing all of the 50+ applicants and weighing the recommendations of the schools and the visiting Conferences.

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2nd Chance Renters' Rehabilitation Program
This is a program that assists people in overcoming barriers to successfully securing rental housing and to become knowledgeable and successful tenants.   read more ...

Kitchen of Champions!
The Council of Alameda County's Kitchen of Champions (KOC) Culinary Program is working to build a strong foundation and support system for every student who passes through its doors read more ...

Conference of the Year
The Conference of the Year is a Perpetual Trophy and each year it is passed to another conference by the president of the past conference winner. -- Richard Orozco, San Pedro District Council  

Save Our Students
One at a time. That's all it takes to make a difference. This concept has fueled a Phoenix nonprofit organization, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, to develop an elite scholarship program for local high school graduates who can't afford to go to college. read more ...

A NEW FRAMEVVORK FOR ACHIEVING HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL SECURITY
For the majority of middle- and low-income families in America today, wages are stagnant, savings are minimal and the practice of financing current consumption by taking on debt has become the dominant strategy for making ends meet. By the first quarter of 2010, nearly 56% of all consumers had subprime credit scores,! a condition that directly impacts everything from their capacity to access quality employment and rental housing to their ability to qualify for affordable credit, banking services, car and mortgage financing. The extent of financial distress among U.S. households is alarming, and there read more ...

New Members:
The Huntsville District Council in the Diocese of Birmingham, AL formulated a policy and procedure to be followed in welcoming and training to members. To find out more about this process, read more ...

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