Renewed Partnerships

Lifetime.Education is pleased to announce that we have officially renewed partnerships with two of our closest partner facilities in Fort Wayne – Cedars HOPE – a facility providing long-term supportive care for women living with serious mental illness and Hope House, a division of YWCA of Northeast Indiana -a home for chemically dependent women on their way to recovery.

Lifetime.Education has long offered our services at both partner locations in Fort Wayne.

At Cedars HOPE, we debuted our first Nutrition and Personal Wellness Course in Fort Wayne – a new version of which, with emphasis on hands-on cooking experience, begins next week. Cedars HOPE is also home to a Lifetime.Education full-service computer lab that residents use both during our Digital Skills Course taught each week and also to practice on their own time.

Hope House, a division of YWCA of Northeast Indiana, has been an instrumental partner for Lifetime.Education since our begining. We’ve held many Financial Skills Courses, Adult Basic Education (HSED/GED) Tutoring, and on-going Digital Skills classes that take place each Wednesday.

We believe strongly in the mission of our partner facilities and excited to continue our journey and work together into the next year.

Click the picture below to view the Certificate Ceremony from one of our graduating Financial Skills Classes from Hope House.

Free Flu Shot Clinics in Fort Wayne

It’s that time of year, again!

Lifetime.Education is organizing no-cost Community Flu Shot Clinics throughout Fort Wayne. Clinics have already been scheduled with our partner sites Redemption House Ministries and The Carriage House.

How it works:

Visit our site at clinics.lifetime.education and fill out our request form and we’ll schedule a day and time where a Registered Pharmacist will come to your location and administer the flu shots. There is no cost for our services, or the clinic. Vouchers are provided for anybody unable to pay, so nobody will be turned away.

Click the link here or the image below to visit our sign-up page and schedule your clinic today.

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Volunteer Proctors & Coordinators

The journey for any student with Lifetime.Education working towards his or her High School Equivalency Diploma, starts with CASAS – which stands for Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System. Using this system, we are able to gauge exactly what a student needs to begin his or her journey.

Yesterday, the Gathering Place Clubhouse hit the ground running! Four of the staff and members at the Gathering Place have gone the distance and completed certification with CASAS to  become Proctors and Coordinators – the highest number of Certified Proctors we have at any one partner location! Along with their enthusiasm for education, these Certified Proctors are going to be instrumental in the journey of students at the Gathering Place.

Certified Proctors are a big part of what we do and we are currently in need of Volunteers to help eager students start their journey with us by giving assessments. Certification is free and scheduling is flexible. If you’re interested or just want to learn more, click here to learn more or call 260-557-1230 x210 in Fort Wayne or 313-789-0100 x210 in Metro-Detroit.

Dmitriy Proctors a student at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission
Dmitriy Proctors a student at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GED preparation materials at the Gathering Place Clubhouse

Coffee & Computers at The Carriage House

This past Friday, Janeann, a Lifetime.Education Volunteer, instructed the first of the monthly class series called “Coffee & Computers”.

Coffee & Computers is designed to be a more Question & Answer type discussion. The Q & A sessions are accompanied by on-screen presentations and group conversation and, of course, coffee!

Sign-up sheets for each month can be found throughout The Carriage House. If you’d like more information, feel free to e-mail Janeann at janeann@lifetime.education.

 

As always, Lifetime.Education is recruiting volunteers! If you’re interested in Volunteering, please give us a call at 260-557-1230 in Fort Wayne or 313-789-0100 in Detroit. If you’ve already read about what we do, and would like to apply, click here to get started!

Janeann, a Digital Skills Tutor, holds her first monthly PC Skills Seminar at The Carriage House, a Clubhouse-style facility in Fort Wayne, IN.
Janeann, a Digital Skills Tutor, holds her first monthly PC Skills Seminar at The Carriage House, a Clubhouse-style facility in Fort Wayne, IN.

Lifetime.Education tutoring at The Gathering Place

Lifetime.Education volunteers, intern, and staff met today with staff and members from The Gathering Place – a Clubhouse-style facility in Redford, Michigan. Gathering Place members and staff have already completed their training with Lifetime.Education and are ready to get started!

In the next few weeks, students will be assessed, assigned, and begin working with their personal tutors. We’re excited to be a part of another Clubhouse and delighted that The Gathering Place has chosen to participate in our program and welcome us into their program.

We know we’re going to do some incredible work together!

Lifetime.Education at The Gathering Place Clubhouse
Lifetime.Education at The Gathering Place Clubhouse

Citizenship Classes at CVC (Crime Victim Care)

As many of you know, Lifetime.Education has a wonderful English as a Second Language (ESL) program with Crime Victim Care of Allen County – an agency that serves victims of domestic violence, with an emphasis on immigrant populations.

We are pleased to announce that, in addition to expanding our ESL program, we will begin to offer tutoring in Citizenship for individuals who want to become naturalized citiizens of the United States.

All of this is made possible by you, our community of wonderful volunteers. We thank you so very much for all that you do!

 

Lifetime.Education will now offer ESL & Citizenship classes at Crime Victim Care of Allen County
Lifetime.Education will now offer ESL & Citizenship classes at Crime Victim Care of Allen County

A big thank you to start the week!

We’d like to give a Monday morning shout out to a volunteer of ours who recently completed a Financial Skills course at Hope House, Inc. and is currently still serving as an ESL tutor with another great partner of ours, Crime Victim Care of Allen County.

Thank you for all that you have done and still do, Erika!

Volunteers, like Erika, through Lifetime.Education, give just 1 hour of each week, but make a huge difference in the lives of others.

Visit our web page by clicking this line, to see how YOU could change someone’s life, with one hour from your week!

Erika, a Lifetime.Education Volunteer does a ton for her community. Thank you!
Erika, a Lifetime.Education Volunteer does a ton for her community. Thank you!

Lifetime.Education services are now available at The Gathering Place!

 

 

We’re excited to begin our partnership with The Gathering Place Clubhouse in Redford, Michigan.

Following  in the footsteps of our program with The Carriage House in Fort Wayne, members and staff from The Gathering Place will be trained as Volunteers with Lifetime.Education? while our staff and volunteers provide support in the form of tutor training, curriculum, material, and digital support.

This partnership will mark the second Clubhouse facility where our programs and services are offered. Click here to learn what makes the Clubhouse model so unique.

Lifetime.Education services are now available at The Gathering Place!
Lifetime.Education services are now available at The Gathering Place!

We’re two years old!

Happy Birthday Lifetime.Education!
Happy Birthday Lifetime.Education!

Today is our birthday!

Two years ago today, we officially opened for business as the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc.

In that time, we’ve built partnerships and educational programs with a lot of amazing agencies and groups in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

You can see a few of our partnerships by clicking here.

Today, on our 2nd birthday, our name officially becomes Lifetime.Education. You’ve probably seen the name and logo on our pictures, Facebook posts, and other places already!

Why did we choose Lifetime.Education?

We’ve always been about education. It’s how we’re best able to contribute and make a difference.

Our new name reflects who we are, what we do, and our belief that no matter what ones current circumstances are, education can always improve ones quality of life.

Although we started with the goal of serving those experiencing homelessness, our programs quickly  grew to include all those impacted by homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and substance abuse.

As we go forward:

With our new home city, Detroit, will come new partnerships. While we maintain and support our programs in Fort Wayne, new programs will begin in the Metro-Detroit area.

We will continue to seek out and build partnerships and, as our mission states, “increase and expand access to educational opportunity” in the Metro-Detroit, Michigan and Fort Wayne , Indiana areas.

We’re so thankful for our wonderful volunteers and the generous support of community members, like yourself. We’re looking forward to years of progress to come!

To see how you can contribute, click here.

 

Lifetime.Education: Education lasts a lifetime!
Lifetime.Education: Education lasts a lifetime!