This months Newsletter is FULL of great stuff! Plenty to keep us all busy going in to the holiday season! As we move into the holiday season Nevins has experienced exciting opportunities for internal growth as well as introducing our newest member to the Nevins family! Shannon McKnight has been hired as Director of Business Development. Shannon has been in the non-profit industry for over ten years. Shannon’s experience includes grant writing, fund development strategy and leadership of fundraising and capitol campaigns, facilitating fundraising events, donor relations and volunteer recruitment and management. Shannon is a native of Charlotte, NC and lives with her husband and three children. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from North Carolina A&T in Mass Communications and Public Relations. We look forward for Shannon to utilize her skills with Nevins in which we feel will be an asset to Nevins continued growth! Tanisha Rorie has […]
It is now Autumn season, and we are all hoping for some seasonal weather, but with that comes football season, pumpkin picking, fall foliage, apple picking, etc. Always a great time to be at Nevins! We invite everyone to come out to our Nevins Fall Festival October 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm here at Nevins. We will have a wonderful night creating smiles and having fun with dancing, pizza, and a special Arts and crafts sale featuring projects by our participants. So come out and bring a couple of extra dollars to take home herbs from our garden, artwork and crafts. Our newsletter features a number of updates and stories about how Nevins creates opportunities and showcases our employee of the Month, Jax Jackson. But you can read all about Nevins in our Newsletter here!
Hot off the Presses and ready to read! Nevins would like to sincerely thank Miller Carbon for his volunteer efforts and green thumb. Miller dedicates several hours in the garden during the week and on the weekends. We continue to have a variety of tomatoes, and peppers still available for our good eats program as well as two raised beds dedicated solely to basil, thyme, oregano, and rosemary. Miller has been instrumental working with Myra’s class with assisting her with overall education on healthy eating and hands on instruction on how to maintain our garden. We are hoping that what has been planted for the fall season will be ready to harvest by October, and we are looking forward to Miller working through the fall and winter months planting seeds for our greenhouse to be ready for spring. Our campus has really improved this summer with continued renovations with newly […]
We are continuing the tradition of growth that we have established in the past few years, through innovation and commitment to our mission, and that all individuals deserve the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential through employment and community involvement. I would like to highlight our B-3 Supported Employment program. At this time we currently serve over forty individuals in our program, and have successfully trained and employed over half of the participants for gainful employment in the community. Jonathan Martin and his team have been able to put systems in place to assure the needs of the individuals are met through person centered thinking and choice. Thank you to all employers that have been instrumental for creating opportunities and making a difference in our individuals lives. We had sent a notice out earlier this summer on how we can improve our communication to our families, caregivers, and participants. […]
Our July newsletter is ready! Come learn about Nevins and our very successful year in our annual letter included in our Newsletter this month and of course check out the popular photo page to take a glimpse of the fun we had in June. Do you have any friends that might like to have some fun at Nevins this Summer? The Camp Nevins program is a great way for friends to learn all about Nevins’ wonderful programs and opportunities while having a fun summer. Our current participants are our best references. Share the Nevins story with your friends and we can all have a great summer! For more details just call at 704-596-1372 Download the entire newsletter here!
Thank you Festa Italiana and Who is Ready for Summer?!! Festa was fun, with a great turn out and Nevins certainly shined bright with its musical performances, live art demonstration and of course our wonderful participants. We owe a BIG THANK YOU to Vincent and Sandra Voci ,the Saint Anthony Foundation Board, the entire Festa committee, all the volunteers (helpers, chefs, performers, etc) and all the wonderful guests who, for a few hours, made our mission their cause. THANK YOU! We have lots of great stuff in this months issue including an explanation of some of the services we provide, photos of just some of the fun we had in May, updates on our new security systems and of course our employee of the month, congrats Danielle Craig! For Details download here
Spring weather is finally here! That must mean it’s time for Festa Italiana, when the best Italian festival comes to the Gateway Village in Uptown Charlotte on May 20th. Celebrating all things Italian and benefiting Nevins! Check out the event and get your tickets HERE! https://festaitalianacharlotte.org/ After a cold winter, and rainy start to the spring, I know our staff and individuals look forward to getting outdoors. Some of our folks should enjoy the new garden and raised garden beds that have been recently installed. Thank you to our volunteers that came out on April 14th. to work on this special project. Another successful Spring Fling is behind us. Thank you to all the staff and families that came out to enjoy a day of music, awards, and burgers and hot dogs, compliments of the Nevins Board of Directors. Congratulations to Delores Miller who was presented with the 2017 Melanie […]
We are sorry to report that due to inclement weather that Team Nevins will be unable to participate in the Special Olympic Spring Games on 4-26-18. Our Olympians will stay warm and dry and begin training for the next games!
April 2018 Nevins Newsletter! March was Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Nevins had the opportunity to celebrate and showcase our commitment to providing quality services and educating others on the opportunities that Nevins has to offer. Nevins attended the Metro School and East Mecklenburg Transitional Fairs, and these two events offered options for families and the support they need for post-secondary success for students needing ongoing services. We look forward to connecting with the families again in the future! Our 2nd Annual Chili-Cook off was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that came out to support Nevins, and thank you to our Nevins team, Rudy, Gail and Delores for a near perfection chili they prepared. $1,300 was raised, and this will help fund our 1st. Annual beach trip to Myrtle Beach for our staff and individuals that Nevins supports on May 4-6. Download the whole Newsletter here!