P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network (PCN)
December 9, 2009 – Meeting Summary
“Essential Resources for the Re-entry Population”
Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County, extended exceptional hosptiality and coordination for the December 2009 P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network (PCN) meeting. From the refrshments ato the high-tech tools used by each presenter made for a very informative and comfortable networking exchange. LaVonté Jackson
Darick Simpson, Executive Director, Long Beach Community Action Partnership (provided an outstanding overview on how his nonprofit agency is invloved with the American Recovery Re-Investment Act Strategy. Mr. Simpson’s agency is a beach community action partnership working to empower individuals and foster their personal development through education, taining and cultural awareness. The partnership targets low-income individuals and families with educational, social or economical barriers providing many programs designed to help people of all ages learn the skills needed to fight poverty and become self sufficient. In attendance and also working with the Long Beach Community Action Partnership as a case manager is Ms. Dana Elliot. Mr. Simpson’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and Ms. Elliot’s email is email@example.com
Robert De Santiago, Human Resources Manager Robert DeSantiago, Manager, Human Resources (626) 821-3849 Robert.DeSantiago@safeway.com & Lisa Stritof, District Employment Representative Vons/Safeway Employment Opportunities in Food Delivery Industry
We offer a range of career opportunities in a dynamic retail environment. We are an innovative Fortune 50 Company that, thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, is thriving in locations across the U.S. and Canada. From our stores to our corporate headquarters, we offer careers that build your skills and your future.
This is an exciting time to become part of Safeway. We encourage our employees to succeed professionally and maximize their potential by becoming part of our dynamic team.
We offer tremendous opportunities across the U.S. and Canada. From Marketing to Finance, from IT to Operations, from Real Estate to Construction, Safeway is where your career accelerates.
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We provide an exciting, dynamic work environment with a strong emphasis on teamwork. Our employees build relationships by working closely together and by participating in our many Diversity Network groups and the Employee Association.
Through our internal development programs, many of our people have risen through the ranks to build a rich, rewarding career at Safeway. No matter where you begin, we provide avenues for you to grow with the Company.
You enjoy all the growth possibilities that come from joining one of the largest grocery retailers in North America, a Fortune 50 Company that has been a leader in the industry for over 90 years.
Diversity is not simply a corporate initiative, it is a living attitude deeply embedded in the Safeway culture. We are proud to have won the Catalyst Award for advancing women, including women of color in the workplace.
In addition to our award-winning retail training programs, we provide leadership skill and job knowledge development in all areas of the company. Our Professional and Career Education program provides opportunities for tuition and seminar fee reimbursement.
We provide a competitive compensation package that helps you now and in the future. For your needs today, we offer medical plans, including prescription drug coverage, dental and vision care, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, vacation, paid holidays, an employee assistance program and more.
To help you plan for your future, we offer a 100% company paid retirement plan, plus the opportunity for you to save through a 401(k) and a stock purchase plan.
Committed to Our Community
We have always had a strong commitment to the communities where we operate. Through the Safeway Foundation’s fundraising efforts and the generous contributions of our employees and customers, millions of dollars in funds and merchandise are donated to support education, health and human services, hunger relief and people with disabilities.
Business Development Manager
Shred for Good Program
Dean Jones, CEO, Southland Partnership Corporation, provided an inpromptu presention using Goodwills’ high-tech meeting tools to demonstre the latest community web site features on www.IStartOnMonday.com. All PCN members can now post their respective job, training, and social service annoucements from their own computer. This special web site has been upgraded with a simple to use posting using your perosnal user name and password. Logos and images and messages can be inserted to notify site visitors about the large opporutnities throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
To receive an invitation code to register you must call or email the Southland Partnership Corporation office. This is an effective business tool available to advance the socioeconomic opportunities via the Internet. IstartOnMonday.com is a free community activity announcement web site that works well to assist in human service delivery outreach, in operation with a growing 200,000 unique visitors each month. This community service program is part of the non-profit public benefits provided by the Southland Partnership Corporation, [Federal I.D. #91-2167324], which through promotional outreach efforts enhances the PCN member’s ability to extend opportunities to a much broader base of job seekers and employers, in order to better reach and meet the needs of all southern California organizations and businesses. Mr. Jones’ office number is (310) 637-7248, or email POWERSOLA@aol.com.
The next PCN meeting is Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 10 AM – Noon, sponsored by Loyala Marymount University (LMU). Our hosts are the Fay Crayton.
Meeting Attendees for December 2009
- Andrea Estrada, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County
- Angel Del Villar, South Bay Workforce Investment Board
- Angelica Leyva, Gateway Frontline Academy
- Barbara Lynn, Personal Involvement Center – Healthy Marriage
- Ben Espitia, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County
- Beverly Butler, L.A. County Senior Services – Title V
- Bob Penn, Long Beach Job Corps
- Carolyn Christian Hines, Hines Hospitality Group
- Cecile Walters, Pacific Gateway Workforce
- Cheryl Lumpkin, Los Angeles Career Network
- Clarence Espinoza, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
- Dana Elliot, Long Beach Community Action Partnership
- Darick Simpson, Long Beach Community Action Partnership
- Dean Jones, Southland Partnership Corporation / P.O.W.E.R. Collaborative Network
- Deloris Frisby, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County
- Dennis Stovall, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County
- Devona Gardner, U.S. Pretrial Services
- Diana Kapadia, Gateway Frontline Academy
- Dora Aquino, Personal Involvement Center – Healthy Marriage
- Duffy Leahy, Volunteers of America
- Elainea Robbins, Los Angeles Urban League
- Emily Ausbrook, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
- Erick Cerda, Los Angeles County Department of Probation
- Fay Crayton, Loyola Marymount University
- Fernando Godinez, U.S. Vets
- Georgi Gastonguay, ABC Adult CTEC
- Gin Andrews, Key of Hope
- James Yeargin, Westview Services, Inc.
- Jamile Clure, U.S. Pretrial Services
- Janaya Thomas, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County
- Janet McCarthy, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County
- Jason Sakamoto, Employment Training Panel
- Joseph Rouzan, City of Los Angeles – Community Development Department
- Josie Starling, Wings of Refuge
- Julie Givens, Los Angeles County Department of Education
- Kacherion Grant, CA Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation – South Central Parole
- Katrena Carruthers, California Employment Development Department
- Kenneth Guertin, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County
- Kenneth Lewis, El Camino College Compton Education Center
- Kidedda Curtis, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
- LaVonté Jackson, Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County
- Lisa Hoffmaster, Food Finders
- Lisa Stritof, Safeway
- Margot Jackson, PFS
- Maria Mata, L. A. County Senior Services – Title V
- Mark Deese, Human Potential Consultants
- Marsha Cole, NAAAHR
- Niki Williams, California Employment Development Department
- Officer Kirk Madison, Los Angeles Police Department
- Onica Ross, Los Angeles County Office of Education
- Patricia Calloway, Calloway & Associates
- Portia Love, Westview Services, Inc.
- Renee Davidson, CA Department of Rehabilitation
- Robert De Santiago, Safeway
- Sharon Beard, Los Angeles County Office of Education
- Susan Love Loughmiller, Loyola Marymount University
- Tamarra Conner, Beyond Shelter
- Valencia Ramos, Community Development Commission
- Vernell Taylor, Union Bank
PCN started in January 2001, focused on job coordination for community residents in order to assist in public & private sector work placement. The PCN members are community builders serving to identify, nurture, & mobilize local assets by enhanced networking to rejuvenate economies, strengthen business investments, & ultimately build up civil society. The PCN meets monthly sharing job recruitment, funding, training, workforce projects, & other related topics at various member locations.
P.O.W.E.R. – Promoting Opportunities With Essential Resources