Our Community In Action
A Quarterly Publication of Green Hills Community Action Agency
Volume 10, Issue 2 - Spring 2015

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New Community Scholarship Program
Green Hills Community Action Agency is pleased to announce a newly implemented college scholarship program, open to both traditional and non-traditional students planning to continue their education beginning in the summer or fall of 2015. The scholarship will be available to full-time, income-qualified residents of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, or Sullivan counties.
 
GHCAA will award up to twenty scholarships across the nine county service region in the amount of $1,000 per scholarship, per school year. Applicants will need to be qualified for admission to an accredited college, university, or trade school and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to be considered.
 
To download a copy of the scholarship application packet, please visit the GHCAA website (www.ghcaa.org), stop by in person at 1506 Oklahoma Ave in Trenton, or call toll-free 855-290-8544.
Don’t forget this number when you need to get in touch with GHCAA - now you can call us toll free no matter what county you live in!
 
1.855.290.8544
Phone Options

#1 Utility Assistance
#2 Employee Directory
#3 Weatherization
#4 Service Center
#5 Housing
#6 Employment
#7 Women’s Health
 
Other Numbers
1.877.611.7600 (WHS toll free)

1.660.359.6619 (fax)
1.844.503.1872 (toll-free fax)

1.660.359.2038
(LIHEAP direct fax)
Community Garden Update
We have passed the torch on the Grundy County Community Garden this upcoming spring! This year the garden will be left in the capable hands of Ashlen Busick from the 1st Christian Church in Trenton. Individual plots will no longer be offered at the site, but the church plans to create garden spots for the North 65 Senior Center and the Grundy County Food Pantry. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering to help, please contact the church directly.
Highlighting New Employees
Amanda Spencer has joined the team as Resource Development Manager. Amanda, a Trenton native, and her husband of 17 years Steve, have a 10 year old son. She comes to GHCAA fresh from a long time position with a top-rated training company and says she is glad to have found a good job a bit closer to home.

Kimberly Swaney from Marceline, MO has accepted the Youth Coordinator position.  She comes to us with experience in case management and working with foster parents and children.  Her history of working with these families to assist them with barriers they may have will make her a definite asset to our Youth program and she looks forward to getting to know the kids she'll be working with.
 
Brandi Pittman has accepted a Community Organizer position here at GHCAA.  Brandi served as a Victim Services Advocate at Green Hills Women's Shelter for 5 years.  She has a lot of experience in working with volunteers and has developed trainings and presentations to inform the public, both at the individual and business level, about what services are available to people in our service area.

Riley Winter is the newest member of the GHCAA Housing Development team. Riley has joined the agency as Crew Member and will be out and about working on homes in the area. He has experience in construction, electrical work, and home repair, and is very happy to have joined the GHCAA staff!
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Our Community in Action is a quarterly publication by Green Hills Community Action Agency. If you have particular programs that you would like to see highlighted in future issues, or if you know someone who would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact:
 

Green Hills Community Action Agency
1506 Oklahoma Ave.  Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 855-290-8544 | Fax: 660-359-6619
 
Aaron Franklin, Executive Director

franklina@ghcaa.org
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