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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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.

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!

Lifetime.Education Mobile App Beta Released

We’ve been given the beta version of our mobile application being developed by the Computer Science students at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

The application is a two-semester-long project for the students while our Graphics Design & Social Media Intern (also from IPFW) has supplied the graphic work.

Volunteers will be able to check their e-mail, report volunteer hours, and use their calendars on-the-go, from a single application. How exciting! We can’t wait to see the finished version!

Click the photo of the app homepage below to see the full album.

Lifetime.Education Mobile App Homepage
Lifetime.Education Mobile App Homepage

Carriage House Tour

Today FortWayne.Education Marketing and Design Intern, Melinda, and Computer Skills instructor, Dave, toured The Carriage House.

While on the tour, they ran into Computer Skills tutor, Janeann, and Adult Basic Education tutor, Katie.

We don’t often see our volunteers in the same spot at the same time, so, naturally, we took a group photo!

Lifetime.Education Volunteers
Lifetime.Education Volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

Lifetime.Education volunteers tour Carriage House
Lifetime.Education volunteers tour Carriage House

Digital Skills

The Homeless Coalition is proud to be launching two new Digital Skills courses this month with partners here in Fort Wayne.

Janeann, who has been with the Homeless Coalition since February of last year, will be training members and staff of the Carriage House to prepare them for teaching Digital Skills to other members. In addition to serving the Homeless Coalition at such facilities as Hope House and Carriage House, Janeann is a professional trainer of digital technologies and operates her own company – KeyPoint Training, in addition to contracting for Microsoft.

Today, the Homeless Coalition has doubled the size of its computer lab at the Carriage House in preparation for what we are sure is going to be a very successful course!

Dave, a computer professional and teacher by trade, has been with the Homeless Coalition since April of last year. Dave has served at Wellspring Interfaith Social Services through the Homeless Coalition as well as helping out with our Community Flu Shot Clinics. Starting this month, Dave will be instructing residents of Hope House in Digital Skills.

HCFTW tutors, Dave and Janeann, with HCFTW founder Dmitriy Usher.
HCFTW tutors, Dave and Janeann, with HCFTW founder Dmitriy Usher.

 

Our end-of-year report.

Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne is proud to present our end-of-year report we presented to our tutors, volunteers, and students who attended our end-of-year get together.

We’ve blessed with amazing volunteers from all walks of life and are so thankful for the opportunity to live, work, and serve a community as soulful and inclusive as Fort Wayne, Indiana. This city really is a special place.

A PDF version of this report is also available by clicking here.