Chesapeake Career Center

I’ve never felt quite as guilty leaving a school as I did one day last Fall heading out from Chesapeake Career Center. I had been working with a group of afternoon (they do a morning and afternoon sessions) dental assistant students and it’s fair to say that our discussion in class had taken a turn. [...]

Addison Villanueva

Addison Villanueva had a way of standing out in her internship class. 20+ students from Portsmouth and Norfolk were already setting an example this past summer just by being present and accounted for—all day, and all week in early June. These youth had applied for, and been accepted to, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council’s Summer Youth Internship Program that would enable [...]

Giancarlo Balarezo

One of my favorite activities we teach in the Life Work Portfolio Course is our “Personal Brand” exercise.  The basic idea is that you brainstorm many of the qualities you feel an employer would want to hire. It doesn’t do anyone any good to try to be all of them at once, or even worse, [...]

CONNECTIONS: The Newsletter of Together We Can Foundation Summer 2020

Adapting to the "new normal" in video service delivery. Keep up with us by checking out our most recent newsletter TWC Connections Summer 2020

CONNECTIONS: The Newsletter of Together We Can Foundation

Our Spring update for a breakfast we were unable to host this year. We missed you. TWC Connections Newsletter Summer 2020

CONNECTIONS: The Newsletter of Together We Can Foundation

It's a busy time for us at TWC Smart Transitions. Keep up with us through our Newsletter and Annual Report.

Chesapeake Career Center Update: The Kids are Alright

In the previous issue of Connections, we interviewed a group of Dental Tech students from the Chesapeake Career Center. They were slated to be guest speakers at our breakfast in March, but COVID 19 got in the way. We thought we would check in with them again for this issue to get their perspective and […]

Keeping Youth on Track for Success

College isn’t the only answer, but young people need a chance to break the cycle of minimum wage poverty. That means one of three things needs to happen. A youth needs to leave high school with a marketable skill, a youth needs to get post-secondary skill training, or a youth needs to get post-secondary education.  […]

Looking Good: A Foster Care Portrait Event

Blaise and Katlyn Burns and Family (along with Stand Up For Kids Executive Director, Mark Stevens) were back to have family portraits made at Together We Can Foundation's "Looking Good" Portrait Event. Many families are making this an annual event for their holiday portraits and some of our foster youth use this opportunity to have [...]