Human Rights Activist Ruby Sales to deliver Valerie Russell Lecture at UCC’s General Synod

Ruby Sales

Ruby Sales, the nationally-known human rights advocate who participated in the three historic Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights marches, will deliver the Valerie Russell Lecture at 12 noon Saturday, June 22, during the UCC’s 32nd General Synod in Milwaukee, Wis. Co-sponsored by CHHSM and the UCC’s Justice and Local Church Ministries, the lecture honors the leadership and […]

Elon Homes Foster Care Village Expands Needed Services and Guidance for Young Adults Under Age 21

Two of the residents in the new women's dorm at Foster Care Village.

For more than 100 years, UCC-related Elon Homes in Charlotte, N.C., has been a safe haven for children and youth, providing education and employment opportunities to guide low income or otherwise disadvantaged children and youth toward fulfilling, independent adulthood. Now, a grant from the Cannon Foundation in Concord, N.C., is helping Elon Homes extend those […]

Chance Meeting Helps Charles Hall Youth Services Create ‘Sound Garden’

Charles Hall Youth Services staff unpack the equipment.

For Tomi Cimarosti, UCC-related Charles Hall Youth Services’ residential director, angels can be found anywhere, including local pawn shops. “The at-risk youth we serve most often come from dysfunctional family backgrounds, where they did not receive the nurturing and guidance necessary for personal growth and successful development,” says Rhonda Styles-Rhode, director of marketing and communication […]