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Message From CCEF's Program Administrator Marsha Pitzer

May 17, 2018


At CCEF our daily mission is providing the assistance needed to our local citizens in order to live a productive and positive life.  Through your small donations, we can continue to assist and at the same time make our community one of the best to live in.  Most crimes are committed because of the lack of training and employment opportunities. At CCEF, we believe in providing those opportunities because we believe in our community. 

Our most recent opportunities came through working in partnership with the following companies, organizations and individuals – Dale Guidry, Training Coordinator and Horace Brown, Director of Education of the ABC, Southeast Texas Chapter; Jefferson and Orange County Probation offices; Oxford House INC.;  Southeast Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse; SpindleTop Center for Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange; Land Manor INC.; Lamar State College Port Arthur, Dr. Ben Stafford, Dean of Workforce Programs; N.A.A.C.P., Beaumont Chapter; Judge Terrance Holmes - County Court Two; Harvest of Lost Souls; Kenneth Fontenot with Paradise Church; Anthony Pacella; Nathan Hawkins, Kristi Ann Melonson, Roderick Mouton, Bettina J. Evans, (Bettie Jeans Homestyle Cooking); Recovery Oriented System Care (ROSC); and Ritter Lumber, Beaumont, TX.,

CCEF would like to thank each of you for your tireless efforts and assistance in the successful full time job placement of five ex–offenders at Ritter Lumber and in the enrollment of 20 ex-offenders in the ABC South East Chapter training program for Semester 3 , 15 ex- offenders  Currently enrolled in the  ABC South East Chapter Semester 4 class, 6 are in enrolled in the May 7, 2018 program at  Lamar Port Arthur/ ABC Southeast Chapter Construction Site Carpentry Program, and I currently have 9 for the June 25 through August 16, 2018, Construction Site Carpentry Class as well.

CLASS OFFERING UPDATES:

We are currently accepting applications for enrollment in the below listed classes at no cost to the student.  All classes will be held at ABC, SETX Chapter - 2700 Twin City Hwy, Nederland, TX.  Classes are available to all local citizens 18 and above.  Transportation will be provided at a central location point in Beaumont as well as the other local cities for the day time classes ONLY for anyone over the age of 18.

Current DAY TIME Class Offerings:

Construction Site Carpentry Class offered 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday thru Thursday

Offering Dates are:

June 25 - August 16, 2018

August 6 - October 4, 2018

September 24 - November 29, 2018

All students completing this nine-week class will earn a certificate in construction site carpentry and will also earn the following NCCER certificates: CORE, Carpentry Level 1, Construction Craft Laborer 1 and Scaffolding 1. 

Current NIGHT TIME Class Offerings:

CORE, Pipefitting, Electrical, Instrumentation, Industrial Carpentry, Scaffold Building, and Welding

These classes are for EX- OFFENDERS only. At no cost to the student. We just ask that you graduate. All classes (except CORE) Will meet 2 nights a week:

Monday & Wednesday 6p.m. to 9 p.m.  or -Tuesday & Thursday 6p.m. to 9p.m.

Any interested applicants may contact our office at 409-861-2536. And ask for Marsha Pitzer, Program Administrator