May 162014
 

The wonderful supporters in Rock County often ask how they can lend Project 16:49 a hand. To answer that, we point them to our page on this site: Top 10 Ways YOU Can Support Our Mission. As part of that, we recently updated our Wish List, so be sure to check that, even if you’ve already read it before.

One of our biggest supporters is Holly’s Kids, which you can find on Facebook. They regularly hold a rummage sale in the summer to benefit Project 16:49, and they’re looking for donations for that as well. The drop-off day is June 12. If you have something you’d like to get rid—and help support a great cause at the same time—be sure to check that out too. Thanks!

Apr 032014
 

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Join us at Janesville’s annual Community Family Fun Fair this Thursday, April 10, from 3–7 PM. This free event is being held at the Pontiac Convention Center, at 2809 Pontiac Drive, Janesville, WI. There will be information about health and safety and education, as well as games, food, and prizes.

The Community Family Fun Fair is open to the public and features free family fun for kids of all ages. There will also be a silent auction to benefit Project 16:49. Special thanks to the Rock-Green Realtors Association for hosting the event.

Spread the word, and join the fun! We hope to see you there.

Mar 122014
 

Project 16:49 is establishing a pool of female volunteers to provide occasional respite and vacation coverage for the live-in resident assistant at Robin House, a 7-bedroom independent / transitional living program site for female unaccompanied homeless high school students. Volunteers will provide an overnight adult presence in the house to ensure a safe environment for the residents. Overnight volunteers may sleep through the night.

Please see our volunteer position description for additional information. College students welcome. If interested, contact Tammy DeGarmo at ed@project1649.org or (608) 314-5501. A background check is required.

Project 16:49’s mission is to empower Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless youth to take action to achieve their goals. The organization ensures these students have access to the services and support they need to remain in school, graduate and become self-sufficient adults. 

Mar 112014
 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Live-In Resident Assistant, Female

Project 16:49 seeks female applicants for the position of Resident Assistant, or “house manager,” at Robin House (Beloit), a 7-resident independent / transitional living program site for unaccompanied homeless female students from any Rock County school district. The Resident Assistant lives on-site and is responsible for providing general supervision and maintaining a safe and stable living environment in exchange for room and board. This position does not receive additional monetary compensation, and may have other part- or full-time employment. College students are welcome to apply.

Please see the full position description for more information. Specific questions may be sent to ed@project1649.org.

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this type of position, and any relevant qualifications or experience you possess, along with your resume and three references to Tammy DeGarmo at ed@project1649.org or at Project 16:49, 1735 S. Washington St., Janesville, WI 53545, by March 28.

Background check and drug screening required.

Project 16:49’s mission is to empower Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless youth to take action to achieve their goals. The organization ensures these students have access to the services and support they need to remain in school, graduate and become self-sufficient adults. 

Jan 162014
 

project1649screeningflyer_colorprintMark your calendars! On Wednesday, January 29, starting at 6:30 PM, Executive Director Tammy DeGarmo hosts a free screening of Sixteen Forty-Nine, the documentary film that helped launch Project 16:49. Join us at the Craig High School Small Auditorium. Free snacks provided by Amnesty International Club. 

This is part of a resource fair featuring representatives from Project 16:49, Rock County Job Center, HealthNet, YWCA, ECHO Food Pantry, Salvation Army, House of Mercy School, and the School District of Janesville. The event is sponsored by Project 16:49, Amnesty International Club, and the Craig High VISTA Program. Come out and learn how we got started and how you can help us enable Rock County’s unaccompanied youth to take action to achieve their goals!

Nov 192013
 

Project 16:49 is seeking to fill a Part Time Case Manager position. The Case Manager serves as the primary point of contact for program participants, and is responsible for supporting participants in making specific positive changes according to their individual goals and action plan. The Case Manager ensures participants have access to the services and supports they need to remain in school and graduate, and acquire the independent living skills needed to become self-sufficient adults.

Essential functions of the position are client intake and assessment; resource referral; individual goal planning and progress review; coaching and evaluation; and accurate documentation. The position also is responsible for providing these services within the framework of Project 16:49’s Mission Statement and Policies & Procedures. Frequent travel within Rock County is required.

Position requirements include a Bachelors degree (Masters preferred) in psychology, social work, sociology, child development or related field from an accredited institution, and 2+ years related work experience. Case management experience and/or experience working with at-risk youth, preferably runaway and homeless youth, is a plus. Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, good driving history, and reliable transportation are required.

See below for more details about the position. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: ed@project1649.org, or mail to Project 16:49, 1735 S. Washington St, Janesville, WI 53546.

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Jul 252013
 

The Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra is reprising its concerts from last year and once again donating a portion of the proceeds to Project 16:49. The first concert is tonight at the River of Life Church in Beloit at 6:30 PM. The second is Sunday at 3 PM at the Marine Corps League.

Both concerts feature performances by the kids attending the TCCO’s summer strings camp, plus Lewis Rosove, who retired from the Milwaukee Symphony. Come out and join us for the fun!

Jun 252013
 

893345_611734692178593_200749533_oAll this month, Jaysen Jorgensen has been working hard to ride 1,649 miles to raise awareness and funds for Project 16:49. This Sunday, come out to the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville and ride the final 16.49 miles with Jaysen Jorgensen (if you like) and join the party to celebrate his success!

We will begin riding from the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville at 2 PM. This will be a slower-paced ride so Jaysen can have the most company possible when he crosses the finish line at around 3:30 PM. The cash bar will be open at 2 PM for those that want to be there at the start of the ride.

The party will go from 3–6 PM with food, refreshments, and entertainment. Jaysen tell us that from 4–6 PM will be “Sort of a Big Deal — hint, hint.”

At 5:30 PM, there will be a special presentation to close the evening out and hopefully share some results and answer some questions!

Jun 192013
 

Join us for the Classics in the Country Concert on Sunday, June 30th, from 3 to 4:30 PM, a special presentation in Beckman Mill Park by the Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra

A free-will donation is requested with proceeds going to Project 16:49 and Friends of Beckman Mill. Snacks, beverages and bake sale items will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction including a 2012 team signed Green Bay Packers football. The Mill, Cooperage Museum, and the Visitor Center will be open from 1 to 3 pm.

For more information, please call 608 751-1551. We hope to see you there!