We are thrilled to shine the spotlight on Central State University as our Faces of FACCES. Their support and commitment to community enrichment have contributed to our program’s success. Central State has been a valuable partner, actively participating in our Urban Garden initiatives and dedicating their expertise to educating our community on sustainable gardening practices. During our Urban Gardener’s Gatherings, their knowledgeable instructors have conducted classes, sharing insights on planting, cultivation, and helping the community better utilize the environment around them. A standout contribution from Central State has been the implementation of the 4-H program, providing our youth with valuable lessons on hydroponic tower gardening. This knowledge empowers young individuals to engage in the process of growing their crops and preparing meals from the produce they harvest from the hydroponic tower—all within the comfort of indoor spaces. This demonstrates that one does not necessarily need a traditional garden or extensive
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We would like to acknowledge and highlight Lavesea Clardy as the January 2024 Faces of FACCES. Her commitment to understanding and listening to the community makes her impact that much more personal. Lavesea is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Life Coach offering services to mothers on budgeting and increasing their independent living skills. “I really want to highlight to parents the importance of mental health and how it doesn’t just impact them, but their children as well.” During the Virtual Family Gathering December 6th, 2023, Lavesea spoke on Mental Wellness during the holiday season. Families were able to give feedback and enjoy the interactive experience. She now has a focus on completing the supervision of her license and expanding her clinical pallet to better understand the community. Lavesea has also taken an active role in supporting the FACCES Mental Wellness pillar coming soon! We at FACCES want to say thank
On November 28, the Friends of FACCES event took place, bringing together friends, family, and supporters of the FACCES organization. The evening was filled with joy, laughter, and a shared mission to make a difference in the lives of children and families. The venue was buzzing with excitement as attendees enjoyed delicious food, refreshing drinks, and the company of their loved ones. One of the highlights of the evening was a game of bingo, which featured fun facts and data about FACCES’ accomplishments from the 2022 –2023 fiscal year. Goals for the upcoming year were also shared. During the event, attendees were also given the opportunity to tour the construction site of our new FACCES Kitchen and Theater. This upcoming addition to the organization’s facilities will provide a platform for promoting healthy eating habits, hosting cultural events, and offering educational resources to FACCES families. The Friends of FACCES event