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EP 13: Helping Men of Color succeed - The MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative
Only 27% of men of color enrolled at McLennan Community College come back to college the following year. To combat that alarming statistic, the MCC Foundation brought the Men of Color Success Initiative to campus. The program helps men of color find available services and pairs them with mentors. They also sponsor trips to neighboring college campuses for visits and leadership conferences. Program Coordinator Dr. Frank Graves and MCC Foundation Executive Director Kim Patterson join Randy...
EP 12: Fighting the School-To-Prison Pipeline with the Talitha Koum Institute
Randy interviews Susan Cowley, Executive Director of the Talitha Koum Institute. The Talitha Koum Institute is a mental health and therapeutic nursery for extreme-risk infants and toddlers. Susan tells us how toxic stress at an early age can affect a child's brain. About the nonprofit: CrossTies Ecumenical Church founded Talitha Koum Institute (TKI). They wanted to help the children of the Kate Ross public housing neighborhood of South Waco. Find them online at: talithakoum.com About...
EP 11: From Victim to Advocate
Julia Walsh spent four years as a sex trafficking victim. With the help of Charity Champion UnBound, she was able to escape. Now she helps other women recognize the warning signs. Please go back and listen to episodes 9 and 10 to learn more. Find UnBound online: Website Facebook Instagram About the podcast Thanks for listening to the Charity Champions Podcast. This podcast is produced by 360 Solutions and Randy Lane. To learn more about Charity Champions, please visit...
EP 10: How Sheriff Parnell McNamara Fights Human Trafficking
Dale Smith and Randy Lane sit down with McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara to talk about how the Sheriff's Department teams up with Charity Champions Winner UnBound to fight human trafficking in Central Texas. This is part two of our three part series on human trafficking in Central Texas. Episode 9 featured UnBound's Director Susan Peters talking about her organizations role in caring for human trafficking victims. In Episode 11 we'll hear from a survivor of sex trafficking that's...
EP 9: UnBound's Mission to End Human Trafficking
About this episode Randy and Dale sit down with UnBound's National Director Susan Peters to talk about how her organization is working to stop human trafficking in Central Texas and the world. They discuss how to identify the signs of human trafficking. Susan also talks about how UnBound works with law enforcement to comfort victims. This is the first in a three podcast series on human trafficking in Central Texas. Stay tuned for our next episode featuring McLennan County Sheriff Parnell...
EP 8: The Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children
Dale Smith and Randy lane sit down with Executive Director Barbara Wright to talk about how The Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children helps victims transition to survivors. About the Advocacy Center: Many people are hurting because of an act of violence committed against them. Anyone – men, women, and children may be affected by violence. Our children are subjected to neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Research shows as many as 1 in 4 girls will be victims of sexual...
EP 7: Tanna's Story - Care Net
Randy sits down with Care Net CEO Deborah McGregor and and Client Tanna Thomas to talk about her amazing story. At one point, Tanna didn't have reliable housing and had her two older children were taken away. Now, with the help of Care Net, she has given birth to a healthy daughter. She has a place to live, a job, and all children in her custody. More about Care Net Since 2004, the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas serves over 2,600 clients each year for pregnancy testing. They...
EP 6: Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas
Dale and Chip sit down with Deborah McGregor, CEO of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas. Care Net provides services for women like pregnancy testing, ultrasound, STD referrals, and advice on pregnancy options. Deborah tells us how her organization has helped pregnant women since its founding, including the incredible story about one client who gave birth in her car! More about Care Net: Since 2004, the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas has served over 2,600 clients each...
EP 5: Christian Women's Job Corps
Dale and Randy sit down with Executive Director Suzanne Hack from Christian Women's Job Corps of McLennan County. CWJC helps women get the education and training they need to find quality jobs and realize their dreams. Find them online at: cwjcwaco.org/ More about CWJC: Since its formation in September of 2003, Christian Women’s Job Corps of McLennan County has helped equip women in Waco and surrounding areas with both job training and life skills. Through a six month long mentorship...
EP 4: Jesus Said Love
Dale and Randy sit down with Brett and Emily Mills of Jesus Said Love to talk about their work with commercial sex workers in several Texas cities. Their mission is to share the revolutionary love of Christ with people in the commercial sex industry by awakening hope and empowering change. Jesus Said Love became a Charity Champion in 2017. Jesus Said Love's annual fundraiser, Wild Torch, is April 23rd. Wild Torch is more than a fundraiser. The event brings together food, art, music, and...
EP 3: Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop
Chip Wilson, Dale Smith, and Randy Lane sit down with Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop Director DeLisa Russell to talk about how the Veterans One Stop started, services they provide, and alarming statistics on veterans in Central Texas. The mission of the Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop is to provide veterans and their families a facility where a variety of fundamental services can be accessed at one location. The purpose of the Veterans One Stop Center is to provide assistance,...
EP 2: Building Trust
We recently kicked off our first Charity Champions Leadership Development Session of the new year. Chip Wilson, CEO of 360 Solutions, talks about Building Trust. Thanks for listening to the Charity Champions Podcast. This podcast is produced by 360 Solutions and Randy Lane. To learn more about Charity Champions, please visit charitychampionsforlife.com. Charity Champions are nonprofit organizations working to make a positive impact in the Central Texas community. Each fall, TFNB Your Bank...
EP 1: Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco
Chip, Dale, and Randy sit down with Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco Executive Director James Jarmon and Board President Brad Sharp. They talk about the how the nonprofit started, and how it's having a positive affect on Waco-area kids. More information on this podcast at charitychampionsforlife.com