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Staff Reports

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2005

Free employment services for youth

SERRC's Juneau Adult Education Center offers free youth employment services.

Eligible low income youth can earn a GED or high school diploma, develop career plans, obtain job skills through paid internships, get help finding a job, learn job skills, and enter postsecondary education and training.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Dahl at 586-5718.

Magazine seeks new submissions

"Alaska Women Speak," a quarterly magazine for women writers, is accepting writing submissions for the Winter 2005 issue.

The theme is "Blues on Ice." Other Alaska topics are welcome.

Send stories, articles, poetry, art and photography to co-editor Carole Mercer by Nov. 10, at mercer@ak.net.

Help wanted at the Pioneers' Home

The Juneau Pioneers' Home is seeking a volunteer coordinator to help the activity director recruit, train and coordinate new volunteers and support current ones.

Duties include helping with the production and distribution of monthly activity calendar and newsletter, organizing activity supplies and coordinating holiday events.

The home is also seeking donations of a foot measuring device, shoe horns, large print books and magazines, shuffle board game, large toy box, stereo system, binoculars, aromatherapy equipment, and books on tape and player.

For more information, contact Terri Telkamp at 780-6422, ext. 212.

Back to school for diversity lessons

S.A.F.E. Child Advocacy Center sponsors Diversity Schoolhouse, a new series designed to build understanding and respect between members of our community and all cultures.

Each month a representative from a designated ethnic, cultural, social or religious group will be invited to speak. Discussions will address such topics as: dress and food-related issues, discipline, family structure, children's social activities and special needs.

The Diversity Schoolhouse will meet during the school year at noon, on the third Wednesday of the month, at the Gruening Park Recreation Hall. For more information, contact Lissa Cooper at 463-6157.



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