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Posts by Jillian Lombardi

Nonprofits Lobby Day

#PeopleMatter March On Wednesday March, 16th, over 500 representatives from nonprofit organizations gathered in support of the CT Nonprofit Alliance at the Connecticut Legislative Office Building (LOB) and marched to Hartford’s Capitol building to protest against the pending budget cuts to the nonprofit sector during Nonprofit Lobby Day. Lobby Day started with participants congregating in…

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Danbury AIC Bilingual Intervention Specialist Visits Newtown High School

Inspiring the Language Department of Newtown High School On February 10th, Danbury’s Alternative in the Community (AIC) Spanish Speaking Intervention Specialist, Consuelo Brown, spoke throughout three class periods at Newtown High School during the language department’s “World Language Beyond the Classroom Day”. Newtown High School has a School to Career program that assists the coordination…

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Successful Gift Giveaway at CSI’s Norwich and New London AICs

Nonprofit Team Up December 18th was a thrilling day for Community Solution, Inc.’s (CSI) Norwich and New London AIC (Alternative in the Community) clients – just in time for the gift giving holiday. Over 90 children of our AIC clients received toys from a Gift Giveaway event, due to CSI’s fortunate working relationship with Career…

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CSI at the CCAR Recovery Walk

Several clients and staff members of CSI’s Silliman and Johnson Women’s and Children’s Program were honored to participate in the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Recovery Walk, held on September 18th in downtown Hartford. Alice Formeister, the Program Director of Silliman and Johnson, which opened in 2014, gave a synopsis of the event. On…

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The Fifth Annual Greater Hartford Reentry Employment and Resource Fair

On Thursday, September 17th, 2015, the Fifth Annual Greater Hartford Reentry Employment and Resource Fair was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Hartford. The fair, part of a collaboration between Chrysalis Center, Inc., and the Greater Hartford Reentry Council, was created to provide an incredible opportunity for Connecticut’s formerly incarcerated men and women to…

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Cheyney House Clients Graduate from Work Training Program

On May 3, 2015, Program Director Michael Beaudry recommended seven residents of Cheyney House (to the STARR-T2W2 (Training to Work 2) program. STARR-T2W2 is a Hartford-based collaborative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. STARR-T2W2 training encompasses industry-recognized credentials, assisting participants with embarking on…

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California Day Reporting Centers Hold Fifth Annual Graduation Ceremonies

On August 12th and 13th, 2015, CSI’s Santa Maria and Santa Barbara Day Reporting Centers held their fifth annual client graduation ceremonies. The graduations were well-attended and well-publicized, receiving positive press from a number of sources. Articles about the graduations were featured in several prominent news outlets, including the Santa Barbara Independent, the Santa Maria…

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Longevity at CSI (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second of a two-part series highlighting internal promotion, longevity, and staff achivement at CSI. While CSI is proud of its achievements, its record of employee longevity demonstrates the strong team culture and enthusiasm present company-wide. Having employees who have been part of CSI’s history and growth is of tremendous value to the…

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Climbing the Ladder at CSI – Highlighting Internal Growth (Part 1 of 2)

Community Solutions, Inc. has seen numerous employees achieve multiple promotions during the agency’s fifty-two year history. While CSI has repeatedly benefitted from hiring external candidates, internal promotions have been a key component of the agency’s success. Internally-promoted staff have built relationships with stakeholders, community members, and clients; and bring a valuable familiarity with agency policies…

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