Roots to Road
Roots to Road is an innovative partnership with Clark County's Heritage Farm that teaches veterans small scale farming and related employment.
Become a Sponsor!
Sponsorships for the program are available for $150 which will provide you with bags of produce through out the growing season. Please call Sharon at 360.597.2060
for more details.
- Black Beans
- Bok Choy
- Butter Lettuce
- Caraway Seeds
- Cinnamon Basil
- Collage Greens
- Green Beans
- Green Onions
- Iceburg Lettuce
- Lima Beans
- Pepper Grass
- Bell Peppers
- Pinto Beans
- Red Cabbage
- Red Lettuce
- Salad Lettuce
- Summer Lettuce
- Sun Flowers
- Swiss Chard
- Yellow Beans
- Yellow Squash
- Yukon Gold Potatoes
PIC helps people break through barriers and lead independent lives.
This often means addressing a lifetime of poverty. In all cases, we meet people as individuals we are here to serve within the context of a community we are all a part of. We are proud to serve low-income parents who want to build new lives for themselves and for their children, refugees, immigrants, seniors, veterans and young people just getting started.
At PIC, we connect community to workforce skills and jobs. We do this in partnership with local businesses and community members all focused on one outcome: a strong, healthy, working community.
Community Jobs is made possible through a contract with the Washington State Department of Commerce. This WorkFirst program serves parents with dependent children on public assistance. PIC staff work with parents in a four to six-month program to provide job training, job search, work experience and to address challenges such as health and legal issues. Staff work with parents to create a plan for success and an outcome of employment and independence.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Each year, PIC serves and average of 400 parents and their families gain the skills and assets needed to break the cycle of generational poverty.
This project was supported by Grant No. G-1102WATANF awarded by US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the HSS. Grant funds are administered by the WorkFirst Program, Washington State Department of Commerce
Immigrant Language Skills
Immigrants & Refugees coming to America for a better life benefit as does our community from PIC programs designed to improve immigrant language skills and secure placement in the workforce. Core to this program is the on-site location of Clark College language teachers.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Participants enter the workforce becoming contributing community members sometimes starting their own business and employing others.
Low-income Clark County Seniors work up to 20 hours a week in subsidized employment at local non-profits. This program provides training and placement services to older workers.
Homeward Bound Veterans Program
PIC serves Veterans and their families by connecting them to services to help veterans come home to community. PIC’s Homeward Bound Program assists homeless veterans find housing and employment. Roots to Road is an innovative partnership at Clark County’s Heritage Farm that teaches veterans small scale farming and related employment. PIC is known for its experience in working with women veterans. No veteran is turned away at PIC where we have a commitment to find a way to connect veterans to community services and peaceful, successful lives.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: Each month, PIC and its on-site partners with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Administration works with more than 100 veterans seeking employment, training and assistance in moving forward with their lives.
YouthFirst is a youth employment program in partnership with local school districts and community organizations that provides students an opportunity to gain work experience and career exploration opportunities. While in YouthFirst, students receive career matched mentoring, the confidence to succeed and a sense of “service above self.” YouthFirst is a community response in support of our kids.
In School Program
YouthFirst helps high school junior and seniors in the Vancouver Public Schools, Evergreen Public Schools, LaCenter School District, and Battle Ground Public Schools gra\duate from high school and experience work in a variety of career fields. The students will set and work toward personal and professional goals that will move them forward into successful lives in this early community intervention program addressing the cycle of poverty.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Partners in Careers will help young adults ages 16-21 obtain skills, education and vocational training to help them get jobs. PIC will provide 17-24 year olds, who have dropped out of school, with employment and/or post-secondary education services, intensive case management, employment readiness trainings, career exposure and a three-month work experience in a high-growth, high-demand sector such as manufacturing, healthcare, software or IT. Students will have opportunities to interact with local employers through mock interviews, job shadows and group tours.
Juvenile Recovery Court
In partnership with the Juvenile Recovery Court, PIC will work with students who are currently involved with the court system and dealing with substance abuse. Once in the program, youth will work in collaboration with a county social worker, their probation counselor and YouthFirst staff to further their education and participate in employment trainings and work experiences.
YouthBuild Vancouver will help at-risk youth obtain high school diplomas or GEDs and learn construction and other work-related skills through academic trainings, on-site work experiences and community service activities. Participants will also have access to apprenticeships and industry certifications in the construction trades as well as transitional housing opportunities through the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Career Academy will provide employment readiness services to low-income to families in Clark County through our community partners. This will be a series of four workshops held each month at various locations in the community.
The program will assist job seekers through the process from determining interests and goal setting with job identification and strength assessments, to the actual process of obtaining and retaining a job. Adults who are low-income, their families, and youth at least 16 years of age will have access without charge to workshops and resources in order to gain the skills and competencies required for employment. Participants will be connected to other mainstream community resources to help stabilize their lives and make their employment sustainable. Families will be encouraged to participate in service projects that foster community engagement and increase their positive connections to the community.
Please call LaDonna at (360) 696-8417 Ext 115 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and locations.
Roots to Road
Roots to Road is an innovative partnership at Clark County's Heritage Farm that teaches veterans small scale farming and related employment.
Sponsorships for the program are available for $150 which will provide you with bags of produce through out the growing season. Please call Sharon at 360.597.2060 for more details.
3210 NE 52nd Street, Vancouver, WA 98663