Preparation continues for the first Sheboygan Outreach Collective event in Plymouth, to be hosted by Generations multi-generational center. Seventeen organizations to date have registered, including new community partner UMOS “…a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations.” Outreach efforts are targeting rural employers such as Sargento, Sartori, Georgia Pacific, Toro, and others who employ Spanishspeaking workers. The event will be offered on a Sunday so that shift workers are likely to be available. Flyers will also be shared through Plymouth Food Bank outlets and Plymouth School District.
In other news, SOC met with the Kohler Arts Center to support their community outreach in preparation for resource-related art-making during Leavitt Amp concerts this summer in Sheboygan. We also welcomed new Health and Human Services Community Program Supervisor Ruth Ruiz to our meetings for collaboration on shared goals.