Closing the Digital Divide
Minority and low-income households suffer from a disparity of access
to computers and technology including the Internet. By creating a community
technology center for the Plainfield area, we are creating a facility
that will allow individuals to learn and to utilize technology. They
will be taught to capitalize on the resources available and will learn
to use these resources for their personal and career development.
a Learning Alternative through Music
At the Sound Lab, dreams of entering the Music Recording and Sound Technology
Industries can come true. Alternative learning programs will provide
hands on training and internships for youth and young adults, with sound
music fundamentals in recording for audio, live-broadcasting, film and
an entry in the emerging field of Internet digital audio. This is a
chance to re-engage students in structured learning and teach them workplace
the Language Barrier
Venture & Venture and El Centro Hispanoamericano have developed
a partnership to provide services to the Latino community. We are currently
providing ESL, GED preparation and computer courses. Our Human Engineering
skills will help students to focus their career and life purpose, as
well as develop resources for them to become successful.
Youth Help Themselves
Venture & Venture is working in a collaborative team approach
drawing on the skills and resources of the family in partnership with
Save A Life Today, Union County Probation Department, Plainfield Night
Watch, St. Marys Social Services Center, the school system, Plainfield
High School and other student, family and social service agencies.
Families Shape Their Own Destiny
Save A Life Today project is an initiative of Union County Prosecutors
Office to provide intervention and prevention support for at-risk youth
and their families. The mission is to build stronger families through
an intensive hands on program, by providing a mobile vehicle for training
and development link to resources to fit the needs of each family, offering
services in the home, school and community.
Taking Responsibility for Their Own Destiny
Venture & Venture specializes in programs to train and develop high
risk youth, featuring Attitudinal Experiential Training
AET. This training was the basis used to develop the Union County
Youth Commissions educational alternative for youth at risk of
re-offending proposals for which we were funded for three years (1996
1999). 153 participants were
screened and 137 were enrolled.
119 of these enrolled aged 15 20, successfully completed the
training. This is an 87% success
rate. 106 of them or 77% never re-offended.
Provider to Business & Industry Professionals
Customized screening, training and support services for clients to develop
workplace literacy. Venture & Venture has incorporated AET
as an integral process for companies interested in improving the quality
of their performance and for workers interested in achieving optimum
success, confidence and leadership skills.