Nevins February Newsletter


coverCaptureAs 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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January Employee of the Month! Helen-Martin Weeks

IMG_0219Congratulations 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!

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Nevins January Newsletter

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 cover Capture2015.
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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December Employee of the Month! James Matthews

James Matthews Employee of the MonthJames 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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December Newsletter!

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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

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November Employee of the Month! Shanda Burrell

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!


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October Employee of the Month! Tammi Holmes

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!

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Thanks to our Event Planning Team, and New Vans!

Autumn is here finally and Nevins just keep getting better! We continue to see steady growth in our Day Support and Employment service programs. We are seeing a lot of old and new faces returning to Nevins, both staff and participants.  This goes to show that the word is spreading that Nevins continues to provide quality service, promoting opportunities and learning new skills as our mission states. We have a lot of new ideas and events coming to Nevins for the remainder of the year. However, I would like to thank Patrice Baldwin, Tanisha Rorie, Natasha Young, Glendalyn Jeffers, and Helen Martin and all who are involved with the event planning that helps keep everything organized and engaging for all of our staff and individuals we support! Stay tuned to our monthly newsletter and facebook for upcoming events!

We are very excited to thank our friends at Festa Italiana and Adventure Vans. With their help and generosity we are adding 2 new vans to our fleet including a handicap accessible one so we can all do more in the community through volunteering and learning field trips.

For a copy of the news letter with all the other great goings on at Nevins and Pictures of all the fun  Subscribe at the top of this page or download here  October Newsletter.

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September Employee of the Month! Jaharis Ogando

Jaharis OgandoCongratulations to Jaharis Ogando for our September Employee of the month. Jaharis started at Nevins as a volunteer over the summer in our Nevins Camp. Jaharis brought new energy, creative ideas, and passion with her everyday. Her program manager felt she would be a asset to her team in the Abilities and Possibilities program and she came on full?time in August. Jaharis, says “I enjoy this population, and working in a group setting with these individuals, overall it is rewarding and gratifying to help them all achieve their independence.” Jaharis has an Associate degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on her second Associates Degree in Surgical Technologies through CPCC.

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