We Have So Many Reasons to say THANK YOU !
Spring is right around the corner, we hope. It has been a cold and snowy February for us all! We don’t like to have to close for weather; however, the safety of our staff and individuals we support is very important to us. I would like to encourage all families, staff and individuals to complete the page on our newsletter that asks for your contact information to keep in touch. This will allow us to share all correspondence and our monthly newsletter from Nevins electronically through e-mail. Or you can contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phil Gussman: email@example.com
You might have noticed that the cafeteria received a wonderful makeover, with a fresh coat of paint thanks to the hard work of the Charlotte Carolina Club, Nevins staff and family volunteers. Also a big thank you goes to Lowes at Northlake for helping us with the paint supplies and materials.
We also want to thank Vincent Voci and the whole Festa Committee for the wonderful Festa Kickoff Luncheon. We are very thankful that they have set this years goal to help us “Raise the Roof” and replace the roof on the Corkey Building. Tell your Friends about the Festa Italiana!
I want to thank our team that works at CMC main for stepping up and working on days that Nevins was closed due to the inclement weather. It takes a lot of passion and commitment to put forth this kind of effort. Thank you again!
– Adam Lawlor
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Congratulations to Jonathan for being the employee of the month of February 2015.
“I enjoy working with the individuals here at Nevins & at Carolinas Medical Center. I like to give Nevins a special thanks for giving me the tools & support I need to help my individuals achieve the highest potential possible.”
Thank you from the Nevins Staff and Participants!
As Nevins continues to grow, we continue to add more programming. In the near future Nevins will add an Arts Program taught by certified Art teachers with assistance from UNC Charlotte Arts Department and Charlotte Latin School students, we are very excited about this opportunity.
We have several events coming up in February and our event planning committee has been working hard to make these a success. UNC Chapel Hill Alumni have designated February 21st as a volunteer work day to work on various projects around our campus. If this is something you may be interested in helping out with, feel free to come by that day or sign up at the front desk.
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Congratulations to Helen for being the employee of the month of January 2015. Helen has worked on our team for less than a year but has been a great asset.
Thank you from the Nevins Staff and Partcipants!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and will have a happy and healthy new year. December is a very busy month here at Nevins with plenty of Holiday events to plan and enjoy.
I know we had a great time with our annual Nevins Board Staff Breakfast that is enjoyed by all, we even enjoyed the debut performance of the All Nevins Choir. Thank you to our board members for this and the past years service and commitment.
We celebrated over 20 years of Holiday parties with Charlotte Latin School
with dancing and friendship. Thank you to the Students of CLS and C W Stacks for all the great dances, I hope we get to do a lot more together in 2015.
As we prepare to move into 2015 I look forward to being able to share a year of continued growth and focus on our mission. We will continue to be innovative with our population here at Nevins and in the community, as we move into our 56th year providing quality services in Mecklenburg County that has kept us at the forefront of the industry. . .
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James has been a strong contributor to the Nevins Family for 2 1/2 years. He has been able to adapt to the challenges he has been faced with and he has gone further to volunteer to coordinate the services for one of our participants as well as serve on the events committee.
” I enjoy working with the individuals we serve. I also enjoy working with the staff. I thank those that saw the potential in me and didn’t give up on me or allow me to give up on myself.”
Thank you from the Nevins Staff and Participants!
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Happy Holidays! We would like to welcome Cathy Duenkel as our new Office Coordinator. Cathy brings over 15 years of experience in the MH/DD/SA field from the state level, we are very excited and look forward for her to put her systems and organizational skills towards our mission we serve. If you have not already, please take the time to introduce yourself and welcome her to the Nevins family!
In November we also welcomed Paul Scolieri back to capture a few more Nevins moments for us, I offer you a peak with these 2 group pictures.
December brings the return of the Annual Charlotte Latin School Nevins Holiday Dance on the 18th of December. The Students at CLS have been busy at work organizing the Dance and planning a project to create a mural on one of our walls, celebrating the long tradition our two organizations working together. Be on the lookout for the dance invitations.
On behalf of myself and Nevins, we want to wish all the individuals we support, families, and guardians happiness and good health during the holiday season and throughout the year!
– Adam Lawlor
Shanda has been with Nevins for four months and works as a classroom instructor, helping the Abilities and Possibilities Program to thrive. She also contributes by transporting our individuals to Nevins on the morning route. Helping our Participants to safely come to Nevins each morning is a vital role.
She says “the best part of my job is being able to empower the individuals to be their very best, and continues to be inspired by our individuals everyday!” Thank you Shanda for your hard work and dedication!
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October has been a very busy month for Nevins. We have had several big events and we still continue to give back to our community with our volunteering that include Meals on Wheels, Raptor Center, Samaritan House, and Classroom Central. Nevins and our individuals that we support were also honored for a day at the Samaritan House volunteer appreciation that took place on October 18th. We also held a successful breast cancer awareness day that included a walk and an American Cancer Society representative that came and educated our staff and participants on the importance of breast cancer screening. Our (b3) Supported Employment Services continue to grow with new referrals and several new opportunities that support our mission. Individuals that have been instrumental to helping this service be a success are, Derek Littlefield, Marlene June, Stanford Davis, Flisha Stancil, Delores Miller, and Charles Washington. Thank you for your hard work and continued dedication.
November brings the start of the holidays and some special events including the second annual visit to the Universoul circus and our annual staff Thanksgiving Lunch, be on the look out for more details about these and other great goings on at Nevins.
Nevins would like to welcome Joyce Korzen to our Board of Directors. Joyce is a VP with Carolina Medical Center and we know that she will share the same passion as Nevins does serving others. We are very excited for her to bring exciting and new ideas that supports our mission. Welcome Joyce!
Congratulations to Tammi Holmes she is the October Employee of the Month! Tammi has been with Nevins for over 10 years. She got her start at Nevins in the Sheltered Workshop and then transitioned to housekeeping. Tammi continues to do a great job and she was able to add an extra day to her workweek when the need arose. Tammi says she “likes coming to work at Nevins, seeing my friends and getting paid.” We all appreciate the great job you do, Tammi!