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Easter Egg Hunt 2022
On April 22nd, 2022, the Rock Hill Housing Authority hosted its 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Workman Street Park in Rock Hill, SC. The event featured over 65 children and their parents and some grandparents. Many of the parents and grandparents in attendance participate in the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) and Jobs Plus programs. The event provided staff with opportunities to talk with parents and grandparents about both the ROSS program and the Jobs Plus program as well as the supportive services and benefits of the programs. Sha’Mara Henderson, MSW, ROSS Coordinator, says, “It makes me happy to see the children in the community light up as they search for eggs and other goodies”. Light refreshments were served, and drawings were held for prizes and giveaways. Sponsors of the event included Rock Hill Housing Authority, Sisters United As One, Adah Light #003, and the City of Rock Hill.
Employment Workshop and Business Expo
On April 30, 2022, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, the Jobs Plus Program partnered with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Rock Hill) to host an Employment Workshop followed by a Business Expo. The event was held at the Boyd Hill Recreation Center. The Workshop focused on the following topics: Job Market Outlook, Things to consider when looking for employment, Securing the Job, Resume Writing, Interview Preparation (activity), Popular Job Search Engines, and Resources for Job Seekers. A light lunch was served to all attendees. Afterward, a Business Expo was held. The Business Expo provided an overview on how to start a business as well as opportunities for Jobs Plus participants to ask questions of local business owners and entrepreneurs. Several business owners shared their journey on how they started their business. Sponsors of the event included the Rock Hill Housing Authority, Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., and the City of Rock Hill.
Life Skills Workshop - May 2022
On May 4th, 2022, the Rock Hill Housing Authority hosted a Life Skills Workshop for public housing residents participating in the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) and Jobs Plus programs. The workshop was held at Manchester Meadows from 6-8 pm. The event featured some informative topics including, how to balance work and school and how to parent multiple children. The participants also received an orientation from representatives from Clinton College as well as information on how to start a business. Participants were provided with a list of community resources. The event also featured an opportunity for participants to network with others in their community. Light refreshments were served, and drawings were held for prizes and giveaways. Sponsors of the event included the Rock Hill Housing Authority, Sisters United As One, Learning Leadership Center (Daycare), and the City of Rock Hill.
A Girl's Day Out Event
RHHA - A girl's day out
ROSS Program Job Fair
ROSS Job Fair
Jobs Plus - 1st Open House 2021
On Monday, December 20, 2021, the Rock Hill Housing Authority hosted an open house at its newest facility, the Jobs Plus Center located at 380 S. Workman Street. The open house was held from 12 noon until 6:00 pm. There were over 75 persons that visited the facility. Residents and community partners who visited the facility were provided with the opportunity to meet the staff, tour the facility, receive an overview of the Jobs Plus Program, not to mention the opportunity to win prizes and giveaways. A number of community partners remained throughout the afternoon providing information about their services to residents and other community partners. The Housing Authority also received a number of donations for this event from community sponsors and partners which resulted in many families receiving toys for their children and other much needed gifts. One sponsor donated a $250 gift card that was raffled to a lucky winner. Shawanda Erby, Jobs Plus SC Program Manager, said, “This was a fun day. It was great to see so many of our residents drop by the facility and get a tour. I’m looking forward to sharing the success stories of our residents who take advantage of Jobs Plus Program”. Shelby Douglas, Jobs Plus Career Coach, said, “Today was a big success. We had several residents practically spend their entire afternoon canvassing the community for potential participants, offering suggestions and ideas for the program”.
2021 Empowerment Conference and Business Expo
RHHA ROSS Program presented the Empowerment Conference and Business Expo February 2021. This event was specifically for Residents who have or would like to start their own business.
Community Easter Egg Hunt April 2021
The ROSS Program hosted its 1st Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in partnership with the City of Rock Hill’s Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) Department within the Workman Street Community.
Jobs Plus Grant
RHHA staff at Jobs Plus Center
ROSS Anniversary Celebration
Anniversary of the ROSS Program
RHHA Staff participates in Inspire Program training presented by John Emery of US Inspection Group