December 30, 2011 > County Praises CalWORKs Participants
County Praises CalWORKs Participants
Submitted By Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors honored ten CalWORKs participants for their personal, educational, and employment accomplishments toward self-sufficiency. Individual CalWORKs participants recognized were: Robert Krueger, Tovie Lugo, Juanita Castillo, Marlo Ellis, Gary Abrahamson, YenHoung Nguyen, Stefani Medland, Iran Reyes, Leonila Gomez and Neda Noori.
Creative Security received the CalWORKs Employer of the Year Award for its outstanding support of the CalWORKs Program. The company, which provides law-enforcement based security services for small local businesses to multi-national corporations, partnered with CalWORKs Employment Connection Center to offer transitional subsidized and permanent employment opportunities for qualified CalWORKs participants.
The Board of Supervisors also recognized the unique and longstanding partnership of local Alternative Payment Providers with the 2011 Community Partner of the Year Award: Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara (more commonly referred to as "Four Cs"), Choices for Children, and Professional Association of Child Education Alternative Payment Program (known as "Pace-APP").