Building Blocks For Your Future

BlocksThe Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity and STEPS, Inc. are offering a series of eight free learning opportunities to give individuals the tools they need to make their dreams a reality. The learning opportunities will be held at the STEPS Centre at 100 Industrial Park Road, Farmville, Virginia 23901 from 6p.m. to 8p.m.  Area professionals will be presenting on each topic. Registration is required by calling 434-315-5909 Extension 250 or by registering on-line at www.steps-inc.org (go to Building Blocks for Your Future to submit a PDF registration).  Refreshments will be served.
If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview contact Farmville Habitat for Humanity’s representative, Sam Rabon, at 434-394-3001 Extension 200 or Amy Beatson, STEPS’ representative, at 434-315-5909 Extension 211. If you need a PDF program that allows you to edit (fill in) the registration form, Adobe provides a free PDF program at https://get.adobe.com/reader/. Uncheck the optional offers.

STEPS Seeking Early Head Start Teachers and Teacher Assistants

STEPS, Inc. is currently seeking Early Head Start Teachers and Teacher Assistants for Prince Edward County. If you think you would be a good fit for one of these jobs, STEPS welcomes your application. You can download an application by clicking on the Get Involved Link and choosing, Job OpportunitiesSTEPS HIring HS – Or you can stop by STEPS Corporate Campus located at 225 Industrial Park Road in Farmville to pick up an application packet. To see the Job Descriptions visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/steps247 or go to the Virginia Workforce Connection at this link, https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/jobbanks/default.asp…. Once there click on the tab that says Job Number Search and enter 809536 for the Job Order Number. Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.

STEPS Head Start Celebrates Appomattox Playground

Wednesday, May 18th was a great day for STEPS Head Start in Appomattox as we opened a new playground for our students and staff. The playground will be a safe and fun place for our children to enjoy. The playground project was spearheA_RibbonCut1aded by Appomattox local, Mr. Dennis Torrence. Mr. Torrence taught with the Prince Edward County Schools system for a number of years and said he was happy for the kids and teachers. He also said he was very thankful for all those who helped make the dream of a new playground a reality. To see more photos of this momentous day visit us on Facebook @ http://facebook.com/steps247.

Bridging The Gap

STEPS leadership and employees recently attended a Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop. Holding true to carrying outBridgesOutOfPoverty1 STEPS original mission in the communities we serve: “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out”. Continue to visit STEPS website as we update our page with full feature stories related to our activities.

Backpacks in the Shark Tank

logo_homeSTEPS has been working with Jack DuFour and Alley Heffern on their Taaluma Totes project since inception. Please tune in to your local NBC affiliate at 9:00pm on Friday, February 20, 2015 to see how these amazing young people fair “in the tank!” Jack/Allie are not permitted to give us the outcome of their experience, but the exposure will be GREAT. These young people are quite impressive and are committed to helping STEPS rebuild the manufacturing base in Victoria for our entire workforce, but especially for our employees with disabilities!! Please feel free to share this exciting news with your family, friends and colleagues. And remember, every backpack you see on TV was made in our STEPS-Victoria plant!!

 

 

Governor’s Announcement of STEPS’ Community Action Designation

Seal_of_Virginia_svgPursuant to the action of the Board of Supervisors in Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward along with the recommendation of the Virginia Department of Social Services through William A. Hazel, Jr. of MD Secretary of Health and Human Resources, I am designating STEPS Incorporated as the community action agency for the counties listed above. This designation is effective December 1, 2014.

Terence R. McAuliffe
Governor of Virginia