Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Spring is quickly turning to summertime, and at One22 we join all of you in welcoming this annual awakening! We’re excited to announce an awakening of our own: a fresh new vision and mission for One22, as well as the great news that we have launched the Carole & Jack Nunn Challenge Grant to help us get off to a strong start.
Our mission is to invest in and support our neighbors who face health, financial, and cultural challenges, with the focus of our services on those lacking resources and/or needing assistance.Our vision is of one diverse Greater Teton Community, with opportunities for all residents to thrive. One22’s work is centered on four areas: health, financial support, client empowerment, and community education. I look forward to telling you more in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please accept my deep and personal thanks for your support of this program. Every day I’m reminded of the essential role of One22. We simply could not do this work without you, and hope that you’ll continue to join us.
Sharel Lund Love, Executive Director
Carole and Jack Nunn Challenge Grant
supports One22’s essential services
Last year, nearly 550 families relied on One22 for emergency assistance when they didn’t have anywhere else to turn. Funded in part by Carole and Jack Nunn’s $100,000 Challenge Grant, One22 is investing in and supporting our neighbors who face health, financial and cultural barriers. Today through June 30, please join the Nunns in supporting One22’s new vision of one thriving and diverse Greater Teton Community
Summer Scholarship Program
provides fun, combats summer learning loss
The Summer Scholarship Program is back and accepting applications for the Summer of 2018. The Teton County Unified Summer Scholarship Fund, a restricted fund managed and administered by One22 in coordination with Teton County Library and Systems of Education, provides funding for local children at risk for significant summer learning loss to have the opportunity to participate in summer enrichment programs. In the summer of 2017, One22 sent more than 125 local children to three weeks of summer camp at Teton County Parks and Recreation’s Camp Jackson, Wilderness Adventures’ Base Camp, Art Association of Jackson Hole, Teton Science School, Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole’s Camp JOY, Vertical Harvest, Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, and Camp Journey of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming. The success and impact of the Summer Scholarship Program can be measured through the words of some of our past participants’ parents:
Community Interpreter Training
promotes professional excellence
After the success of The Community Interpreter® seen in the fall, One22 brought back the training last month for One22 staff, community partners, and interested individuals. In bringing the course back to Jackson, we hoped to further raise awareness of community interpreting as a profession and enhance the technical skills of those in interpretive roles. Members of the Teton County School District, Teton County Public Health, St. John’s Medical Center, Teton County Victim Services and Community Foundation of Jackson Hole were in attendance. Areas covered in the 40 hour training include: ethics and standards, protocols and skills, strategic mediation, professional identity, and the role of the community interpreter.
6th Grader’s American Dream Project
honors One22 for combating discrimination
This month the Jackson Hole Middle School’s 6th graders presented their American Dream project combating all forms of discrimination. We were honored to be celebrated at the event as a nonprofit who supports and empowers our neighbors who face discrimination, and proud to witness the incredible strength in our community’s younger generation.
Employer Immigration Forum
offers technical assistance to employers
In response to many inquiries from local businesses about the increased and unpredictable presence of Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, One22 hosted an educational forum designed to review employers’ rights and responsibilities related to employment eligibility documentation of their workforce. The forum was led by Paula Fleck, a partner at the law firm of Holland & Hart LLP who practices labor and employment law. Over 70 community members attended the event, and the live streaming – that can be found on the One22 Facebook page – has had nearly 800 viewings. One22’s Education Programming is centered on the premise that with knowledge comes power. With a clear understanding of the rules, employers can make informed choices about the best ways to face this changing environment.
A Look Back: April Service Analytics