August, 2016 - In This Issue:
From the Desk of Our Executive Director
If you've visited our offices, received a child care referral or payment assistance, attended a class, workshop, or training, received assistance signing up for CalFresh or getting your taxes filed, chances are you've met our wonderful staff. From our friendly receptionists, Marie, Sahara, and Nancy, to Meena and Chantae in our satellite offices, 4Cs staff are the backbone of 4Cs' programs and services. Did you know that our office staff speak 16 different languages? In addition to English, American Sign Language, Bahasa, Cantonese, Hakka, Hindi, Konkani, Malayalam, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese  are all spoken by various staff members! We even offer many trainings in English, Spanish and Chinese. 

Another astounding number is the number of years our five senior managers have been at 4Cs: 113 combined years - that's an average of 22 and a half years each! In February, Rosemary Obeid, our director of R&R and Health and Nutrition programs celebrated 25 years of service at 4Cs and, in December, I will be completing my 30th year with the agency. With all of the trials and tribulations, triumphs and awards, I could not think of a more incredible team to work alongside. 

Next time you're in the area, stop on in and say 'hi.' We're happy to welcome you, whatever your language preference may be!

Be well,

Renee S. Herzfeld, Executive Director
CCIP Program Enrolling Family Child Care Providers
Seeking Providers in Ashland, Cherryland, Fremont, San Lorenzo, Hayward or Castro Valley
There are still a few spaces left in our  Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)  for current providers who meet income guidelines. We can provide you with FREE training and consultation to help your family child care business. In addition, you will receive up to $200 in reimbursements for qualified purchases for your business.

Even if you have been in business for several years or more, you may be  eligible for our program! 

Call or email by September 9th to find out more:
Arlene Sandoval,  510-584-3134,  arlenes@4c-alameda.org

VITA Volunteers Needed
Seeking Tax Preparers, Greeters, Translators for 2017 Tax Season   

Do you like helping people? Serving your community? ...then become a volunteer!  The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program may be just what you are looking for. VITA is a program that involves volunteers from many walks of life to help taxpayers who cannot afford professional tax assistance.  There are many volunteer opportunities with VITA, even if you are not interested in preparing taxes: We need Tax Preparers, VITA Greeters, Screeners, and Translators (we are especially looking for volunteers who are fluent in Spanish, Mandarin, Punjabi, Farsi and American Sign Language). Tax season runs January through April 2017, must be available Thursday evenings.

Please contact Joni Chantigian, VITA Site Coordinator at (510) 690-2150 or vita@4c-alameda.org or visit 4Cs' Volunteer Page  for more information.
  
Oportunidad Para los Padres Que Hablan Español
Espacios Disponibles para las Clases de Padres

Atención padres de familia: El programa gratuito de clases en español  para padres con niños de 0-5 años de edad de 4Cs va a empezar en unas semanas y nosotros queremos invitarlo a usted y su familia a unirse a nuestro programa. La serie de 10 talleres ayudará a los padres a entender mejor a sus hijos y lo que puede hacer para ayudarlos a crecer y aprender. Las clases empiezan septiembre 13 y se llevaran a cabo todos martes. La cena empieza a las 6pm y las clases y cuidado de niños de 6:30-8pm. Si está interesado comuníquese con Ariana Ortiz,  arianao@4c-alameda.org o llame al número de teléfono  (510) 690-2159 para más información y registración.     
Fall Training Calendar Published
Registration for Providers Now Open


Currículo: Tiempo de Círculo
10/10/16, 7pm-9pm
Job Opportunities at 4Cs
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Full-time Positions
HR Representative (Hayward)

Part-time Positions