August 23, 2016
Recent Company Events
We are just back from HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Training at the Baltimore Hilton (July 19 – 21). Thanks Krystina Dillard (NCCAA) and Serdaria Bouknight (CJH) for attending.
Cynthia J. Harris attended the NEA RA in DC June 3 – June 6 at Washington Convention Center and was able to see Hillary Clinton speak on educational issues.
We are pleased to welcome Ms. Serdaria Bouknight to our staff as Curriculum and Training Coordinator for the Competitive Abstinence Education grant (2015-2017).
We are excited! CJH is funded for the 2-year Competitive Abstinence Education (CAE) grant program (Sept 30, 2015- Sept 29, 2017), to serve 500 at-risk youth annually, ages 13-19 in the following counties: Halifax, Randolph, Wilson, Hoke, Robeson, and Scotland. Project services include the promotion of positive youth development, abstinence education, and teen dating violence prevention through an age-appropriate, medically-accurate, evidence-based curriculum such as Choosing the Best. CFDA #93.060 - ACF, FYSB [USDHHS]: grant #90AR004-01-00.
CJH Educational Grant Services, Inc. is celebrating its 18th anniversary year. Dec 01, 1998 to Nov 30, 2016.
Upcoming Company Events:
InStepp, Inc.'s 2016 Professional Women’s Brunch - September 24, 2016 - Durham, NC
SEACAA October 12-16, 2016 - Myrtle Beach, SC
National Organization for Human Services Conference, October 19 - 22, 2016 - Tampa Bay, FL
Past Company Events:
Conducted a Proposal Develoment Workshop for Senior Administrators, Shaw University, February 24,2016
NC Counselor Association, Grandover Hotel, Greensboro, NC - February 18, 2016
Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) conference. Cary, NC Oct 5 - 7, 2015
SEACAA October 19 - 23, 2015 - Myrtle Beach, SC
NEA-RA June 30 - July 3, 2015 - Orlando, FL
"How to Improve Employee Accountability" - June 15, 2015 - Tampa, Florida
NCCAA - Race for Change - (Saturday, April 11, 2015) www.nccaa.net
CJH concluded its 2012-2014 Competitive Abstinence Education Grant program on December 30, 2014. We wish thank supporters, teens, colleagues, parents, ACF staff, and Partners. Please view the website under its new domain: www.cjh-cae.com
Highlights of the 2013-2014 CAE Project Year include:
Weldon City School youth visit NC State University – July
Quarterly Partners meeting – July
USDHHS, Topical Training in St Paul, Minnesota – July
Communications Skills for Women workshop in Savannah, GA – July
USDHHS ACF Annual Grantee Meeting in Washington – June
Yasten Burton, speaker (Miss Black North Carolina) - April
Joneen Mackenzie, Get REAL curriculum trainer from Colorado – January
Quarterly Partners Meeting – December 2013
Get REAL Curriculum Training in Bradenton, Florida – November 2013
Sandra Fleming served as Curriculum Specialist. She is a retiree from Halifax County Schools. Other staff members have included Robert Jiggetts (HIV Trainer) and Connie Foster (Program Assistant). Harriett Pavon-Rosado served as Training and Site Coordinator for CAE. She offered curriculum experience and training for teens and staff.
Dr. Wandra P. Hill (Assistant Dean Emerita, NCSU) addresses CAE teens at NCSU bell tower (photo below).
“If you want to be somebody, it’s on the inside,” were among her many words to challenge the
group to reach their potential and goals. (Sat., Oct 12, 2013)
“Know careers and opportunities. You need role models-- people you can put your hands on.”
Visit our Competitive Abstinence Education grant youtube video:
and new website: www.cjh-cae.com
CAE Grant Awarded: CJH is 1 of 9 recipients for the 2012-2014 Competitive Abstinence Education Grant Program (CAE) awards. At-risk teens from among ten (10) NC counties will participate in a voluntary abstinence education program. The project goal is to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies in high-risk areas. Curricula to be offered must be medically sound and age appropriate. Participants are adolescents who are most at risk for unintended pregnancies including those in Foster care, homeless, LGBTQ, reside in rural areas with high rates among peers, and minority groups. Community partners include youth-serving nonprofits, colleges, and faith-based organizations.
Our offices have moved -- now located at 2016 Cameron Street, Raleigh, NC. [York Building at Cameron Village]. The mailing address remains the same at P.O. Box 14264, Raleigh, NC 27620-4264.
Healthy Marriage News
CJH continues to offer healthy marriage activities in target communities of its 2006 – 2011 Healthy Marriage Demonstration Grant Program.
Check out our “Healthy Marriage MATTERS Program” web pages describing the 5-year initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- Office of Family Assistance. www.healthymarriagematters.com
What are the benefits of a healthy marriage?
USDHHS, ACF Healthy Marriage Archives:
TV Judge Speaks to Parents
CJH was one of several sponsors to host Judge Glenda Hatchett for the 1st annual Parent Summit . The event was held at Halifax Community College in Weldon . NC on Saturday, January 16, 2010. The summit was tailored for parents of children in the school system and local grant programs such as Healthy Marriage MATTERS"'healthy relationships" and ASPIRE "abstinence education". However, the public was welcome. Both grants served teenagers and were funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
serving high-need populations.