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MEET THE FUNDRAISING TEAM for CCEF!
Meet Lillian (Lilly) Jimenez.
Lilly is a retired US Army medical officer and retired Regional Health Services Administrator for the Southeast of the US. She now serves as a Healthcare Subject Matter Expert Consultant and is actively involved with community charities. Her highest titles are wife, mother and grandmother.
Lilly is also our team leader for this fundraiser.
Everyone, say HI to Lilly.
Meet Eddie Emeric. Eddie loves working with the team for this special cause. He also raises funds throughout the year for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Although we on the fundraising team wear many hats, Eddie is primarily responsible for all the social media. (Yep, I’m writing my own bio…😂😂😂), Everyone say HI to Eddie!
Cristina spent her childhood as a military brat which provided her the opportunity to see the world differently. She not only spent the last 23 years in the healthcare profession but also spent several years as a recreational cheerleading coach. Coaching made her realize the importance of giving back to our community and how one minute of a person’s time can impact the lives of others. Her biggest blessing in life is being a Mom to two unique individuals. This year Cristina proudly became a grandmother for the first time.
Everyone say HI to Cristina!
This is Josefina Fernández. Affectionately known as “Fina”.
Born in San Juan Puerto Rico, She has been a world traveler since birth. She’s had the opportunity to live and work in various countries. Fina has worked for 20 years as Production manager for such companies as Nike, Adidas and Perry Ellis to name a few. Since returning to the USA, Fina worked as a District General Manager for HRBlock. But nothing as being a proud mother of a very talented young man.
Message from Percy Pitzer
We’ve Got a Lot More Steps to Take in Corrections! With the recent passage of the First Step Act by Congress we finally have some attention being paid to the massive federal prison system, but the step is a small one and much more needs to be done to fix our country’s over reliance on… View Article
Message from Marsha Pitzer
Someone once asked me “What’s the difference between Lamar University (LIT) CICE Program ( Center for Innovation and Commercialization) versus our CCEF (Creative Corrections Education Foundation). The answer to that is: One is CICE is open to the general public, versus CCEF main focus is ex offenders returning to the community from incarceration. Second is… View Article
Do you have a son/ daughter whose about to graduate from high school? Or who has graduated? Did they drop out? Have they been in trouble with the law or on probation or parole? Are they 18 years of age or older? Do you want them to brighten their education, look no more? Creative Corrections… View Article
CCEF Success Story
This is Miranda Cane Debine and I wanted to share her successful testimonial with you. She was one of our students who graduated from our Construction Site Carpentry certificate class, sponsored by Lamar Port Arthur and ABC (Associated Builders, and Contractors) Creative Corrections Education Foundation is very proud of this young lady. She has come… View Article
Message from Percy Pitzer
Creative Corrections Education Foundation has received $172,000 in donations from inmates. These donations have come from 15 states with Arizona and Ohio leading the pack. All money donated by inmates goes toward the children’s education of those incarcerated. Imagine, America has around 2 million people incarcerated and if just half donated $1.00 each month, less… View Article
Donation Support from Community Bank
As a retired warden, I believe to many people are being incarcerated. As I see it, the main reason is because our society has depended on the police and prisons to solve our social ill’s rather than communities working together in preventing incarceration. Our foundation, which was created in 2012 provides education benefits to children… View Article
CCEF Success Story!!!
Success for a young lady, Lillie Shelton from Beaumont. She is attending Johns Hopkins University and for the second semester straight, she has earned the honor of being on the Dean’s List. We at the Foundation, as well as her family, are so proud of her. Just another example how CCEF is making a positive… View Article
CCEF Bill Board Posting in Beaumont, Texas
A new add in the surrounding communities hoping to get more assistance for the foundation. A positive difference can only be made with participation from the citizens.
CCEF, Lamar State College Port Arthur, and Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Program
Front row – April Brown, Dr. Ben Stafford – Dean of Workforce LSCPA, Percy Pitzer – CEO Creative Corrections, John Fraser – VP Operations Golden Pass, Russ Chandler – Project Manager Bo-Mac, Dr. Betty Reynard – President LSCPA, Ira McNeil – Local Content Manager McDermott, Kimberley Bernard – President ABC Southeast Texas (she is the… View Article
CCEF Fundraiser Hosted by Jorge & Lilly Jimenez
Thanks to everyone but specially Carolyn Emeric, Eddie Emeric, Lizbeth Silva Costa, Josefina Fernandez Zequeira, Cristina Natasha, Shirley Choice, Sherry Landers, Walter Cox Schuck, Antonio Hector, Marvin Araica and Doug Landers; today, I’m glad to report that we raised almost $2,000.00 for Creative Corrections Education Foundation. We will wine again next year with a goal… View Article