USC's Alumni Day of #SCervice brought 11 alumni and friends to LINC's senior property, SEASONS at Redondo Beach to assist with cleaning and painting! Volunteers also showed their Trojan spirit by making St. Patrick's Day cards with residents! #Volunteer#LINCHousing
Katrina, the awesome Resident Services Coordinator at Pepperwood Apartments in #RanchoCucamonga , CA, recently started a #coding program for the kids in the After School Program at the property. Through @_wonderworkshop the kids use two robots named "Dash" and "Dot" to learn how to #code ! Four of the students have even entered the coding competition and have until December 15th to complete five missions. Because of this wonderful program, and help of Katrina, the #students are able to learn complex coding through play and #experimentation . They love the program and it is also helping to prepare them for careers in #technology ! #LINCCares#LINCHousing#WonderWorkshop
#TBT to this year's Night on Pine where students from the After School Program at City Gardens Apartments in #SantaAna , CA arrived in a limo to perform some of the #magic tricks they learned for the eager and excited crowd! Their #enthusiastic energy and fun tricks really made the evening extra special. Thanks to our Resident Services Coordinator, Clare, volunteers Hai and Dave, and all the kids who participated for making the night more #magical than we could have hoped for! #LINCCares#LINCHousing#Volunteering#Fundraising
Our #TerrificTuesdayVolunteer shout out this goes out to the General Manager and Sales Representative from @BrilliantEarth Jewelry in #WestHollywood , CA who helped host the Mosaic Gardens at #HuntingtonPark back-to-school celebration last month. They assisted students in painting pencil boxes and picking-out the right backpack filled with new school supplies. Thanks to employee #volunteers from Brilliant Earth, ten students walked away with backpacks full of pens, pencil pouches, erasers, binders, folders, markers and paper! It was a large #donation from very caring individuals! The %students have definitely been putting the supplies to good use this #school year. #LINCCares#LINCHousing#Community#GivingBack
Yesterday some members of the LINC Cares team met with property management at one of our newest properties, Mosaic Gardens at #MontereyPark , to discuss #ideas for the resident services we will be offering there in the near #future . It was great to see the #beautifully designed property and get some #inspiration for what programs would be best to implement to enhance the lives of the resident! Stay tuned! #LINCCares#LINCHousing#Volunteering
Some of the LINC Cares Team are spending their afternoon at the @calstatela Agency Fair being held on the third floor of the Golden Eagle building. If you're a student interested in learning more about volunteering with us come stop by our table! We'll be here until 4:30pm! #LINCCares#LINCHousing#Volunteer#Volunteering#CalStateLA
Our #TerrificTuesdayVolunteer shout out this week is going to our #Volunteer of the Year, Dave! Dave has been a dedicated volunteer in the After School Program at City Gardens Apartments in #SantaAna , CA for over a year and a half. After spending years writing for #Motown , Dave brought his talents to the program and has given the kids both #piano and #guitar lessons. He is a great asset to the program and all the kids love his #enthusiastic energy. At this year's Night on Pine, which was held last Thursday evening, Dave was presented with a plaque from Clare, the Resident Services Coordinator at City Gardens, to thank him for all his #committed#work with LINC Cares. Some of the kids in program were even there to thank him as well after performing some #magic tricks. Thank you so much for all you do for LINC Cares Dave! We are very #lucky to have you as part of our #team ! #LINCHousing#LINCCares#Volunteering#Community#GivingBack
At the end of last month Good Samaritan Hospital held a follow-up session at Hollydale Plaza Apartments in #Southgate , CA after the three previously held workshops through their “Living with #Diabetes ” program. The #nutritionists checked the residents’ weight, BMI, and #muscle mass, and facilitated a time for discussion around #healthy#eating and enjoyable #exercise . Many residents had lost #weight since the original meetings three months ago, and were happy about their younger “body age." Thank you Good Samaritan Hospital for bringing these workshops to our residents and helping them to live #healthier#lifestyles ! #LINCHousing#LINCCares
We are combing our #TerrificTuesdayVolunteer shout out this week with an early #TBT to spotlight the six employee volunteers and friends from SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER #engineering firm that led several tower #building competitions with nine students at City Gardens Apartments in #SantaAna at the beginning of June. Thanks to the engineers’ coordinated activities, #students enjoyed an afternoon of building towers with paper, and then noodles and marshmallows to compete for top tower height and candy weight held. Also, thank you for celebrating SGH’s 60 years of operation with LINC Housing! #SGHturns60#LINCCares#LINCHousing#Community#GivingBack
LINC Cares wants to welcome the two newest members to your #team ! Heather and Annie will be joining us for their year of #service as AmeriCorps VISTAs. Heather will be focusing on corporate relationships to build out our #Mentorship Program and Annie will be working on expanding adult education services and further developing the Roots of #Success program. We are so excited to have them and can't wait to see all the amazing work they will accomplish over the next year! #LINCHousing#LINCCares#AmeriCorps#AmeriCorpsVISTA#VISTA#NationalService
Our #TerrificTuesdayVolunteer shout out this week is to the four employee volunteers from LINC’s partners @molinahealth, @opusbank, and @cityheartsla who participated as panelists for LINC’s Job Readiness Career Panel at Lorena Heights Apartments at the end of May! It was a motivational time for everyone, including the residents who listened to great advice on career development and asked tips on interviewing and resumes. Thank you to all our volunteers who provided this valuable experience to our community! #LINCCares#LINCHousing#CorporateSocialRespnsibility#Community#GivingBack
#LINCHousing broke ground today at our new property, Mosaic Gardens at Westlake, in Los Angeles, CA. The property will open in 2018 with 125 units, half being for formerly homeless residents. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend and celebrate with us! #LINCHousing#LINCCares#GivingBack#Community
Volunteers Bryan and Harshaan received their Thank You cards during National Volunteer Week from the kids in the After School Program at Mosaic Gardens at Taylor Terrace in #Sacramento . The students uniquely decorated each card to thank the volunteers for all their #help and hard work. Thanks Bryan and Harshaan for all your #support ! #NVW2016#LINCCares#LINCHousing#Volunteer#Volunteering
Last Thursday LINC celebrated the ground breaking of Mosaic Gardens at #Willowbrook , a 61-unit complex for formerly homeless households and low-income #families . The LINC Cares team can't wait to start working with the residents once construction is complete. We are #excited to get involved with such an #awesome#community ! #LINCCares#LINCHousing
On Friday our residents at Mosaic Gardens at #HuntingtonPark got to enjoy a holiday party held by our awesome Resident Service Coordinators Karina and Jorge. They enjoyed food, music, and each received a bag of needed supplies and gifts for the seasons courtesy of our staff at #LINC ! Thanks to everyone who made this such a great evening! #LINCCares#LINCHousing#Community#GivingBack
The #LINC corporate office had our holiday party yesterday and our #Fun Committee did an excellent job planning a day filled with awesome "Reindeer Games" including a #Gingerbread House building contest! We may be in the housing business but, as you can see, some of us still have some improving to do. Congratulations to team Dancer who won for best looking gingerbread house! LINC wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season! Hopefully your gingerbread houses turn out better than some of ours did #LINCCares#LINCHousing
LINC Cares works hard to better the lives of our residents who often come from some of the most vulnerable populations throughout California. Your End of Year #donation can help us further this work and touch the lives of even more people! Visit our website to see how LINC Cares has transformed the lives of some of our residents as well as to make a donation to our life-enhancing services and programs. Change someone’s life – #imagine and give! #ImagineLINC #GivingTuesday #LINCCares#LINCHousing
On Tuesdays we usually like to spotlight an exemplary #volunteer from one of our programs but this week we want to spotlight one of the people that makes all our programs happen at our properties!
Jorge Ventura, a Resident Services Coordinator (RSC) with LINC Cares, started at Lorena Heights Apartments in #LosAngeles and Ocean Breeze Apartments in #SantaMonica where he oversaw #volunteers , a Job Readiness program, a #homework club, #English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, #RootsofSuccess curriculum and was an overall #support for the residents.
This past month Jorge has transitioned to being one of the RSCs at Mosaic Gardens at #HuntingtonPark and SEASONS at #Compton and we are so excited to see all the great things he will do in his new role!
We are so happy to have Jorge as part of the LINC Cares team and #appreciate all the #awesome work he does for our residents! #LINCCares#LINCHousing
LINC Cares #AmeriCorps#VISTAs , Mayra and Jeannie, attended a dinner and panel this evening in #LosAngeles to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of VISTA. We can't thank VISTA enough for their support in helping LINC to grow and expand services. Also a huge thank you to Mayra and Jeannie for choosing us to spend their year of service with! #LINCCares#LINCHousing
Our #TerrificTuesdayVolunteer this week is Paula! Paula is a #Health & Well-Being Volunteer at Ocean Breeze Apartments in #SantaMonica , CA and works with our senior residents, leading an Afternoon Stretch class twice a month. In order to accommodate residents who might not be able to do as rigorous of exercising as others, she incorporates upper body and lower body stretching #exercises that can be done either standing up or sitting down. Paula’s #positive attitude and #motivational skills have made it a great experience for residents which has translated into growing attendance rates for the Afternoon Stretch program. She was so into the class when we tried to snap a photo that she didn’t even look up! Thanks so much for all your great work Paula! #LINCCares#LINCHousing#GivingBack#Volunteering
We wanted to use this week's #TerrificTuesdayVolunteer post to update all our #volunteers and #supporters on how CLOSE we are to reaching our #goal of $1,000,000 in value of #volunteer hours #served by the end of 2015. When #LINCCares started to bring on volunteers to help support our #resident service programs in 2008 we started from scratch. Now, thanks to all the #wonderful volunteer #support over the years, we are at $887,706 in value of hours served as of the end of August 2015. We anticipate reaching our #goal by the end of the year! This couldn't have been done without all the #amazing#dedication and hard work from all of our LINC Cares volunteers, both in the past and in the present. We can't thank our volunteers enough for helping to better the lives of our residents! #LINCCares#LINCHousing#GivingBack