RESIDENT SERVICES Skill Enhancement and Employee Development (SEED) Program
May 15, 2023
The SEED Program is designed to teach employee empowerment skills to each participant using a positive psychology model and a trauma informed care approach. For the Spring of 2023 we had 13 regular participants for the SEED program. 70% (9) completed the program. 67% (6) of the students have moved on to either a new job, an entrepreneurial track, free trade skills offered in the community or enrolled in Gateway Community Technical College.
Throughout the semester, the participants received Mental Health First Aid Certifications, Interview outfits from Dress for Success and Well Suited, resumes, individual training services plans (ITSP), resources from many community partners and a best practice curriculum from The Pacific Institute’s Guide to Self- Sufficiency STEPS program. All students who completed the program earned a refurbished laptop from Regadget in Covington, Kentucky to assist in decreasing the digital divide.
Santa paid a visit to City Heights and Latonia Terrace on Saturday 12/3/22. He is happy to report that all the children are on the NICE LIST. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Housing Authority of Covington!
December 03, 2022
GOLDEN TOWER’s 50th Anniversary warrants GOLDEN TOWER DAY in the city of Covington!
October 14, 2022
On Friday, October 14th, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Golden Tower community within the Housing Authority of Covington. We gathered in the Rec Hall for an anniversary luncheon and a stroll down memory lane presentation. It was with great honor that Executive Director Steve Arlinghaus received a proclamation from Mayor Joseph Meyer, that October 14, 2022 will forever be declared GOLDEN TOWER DAY in the city of Covington.
JOB PLUS / CITY FUTURES CELEBRATION HELD JULY 22
JULY 22, 2022
On Friday, July 22, 2022, the Housing Authority of Covington celebrated the closing of the Jobs Plus Grant program. The grant was awarded to the Housing Authority by HUD in July 2018 to benefit the City Heights community, with education, job training, employment, and family support services.
Four years later, residents, staff and community partners came together to enjoy a luncheon at the Kentucky Career Center/Covington and reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the past four years. 12 residents, 9 community partners, and 5 staff dedicated to the City Futures program were honored. Each were spotlighted for their contributions and/or achievements.
The theme of the celebration was “You Make a Difference.” Each honoree contributed to the advancement of their family and/or their community through the supports provided by the Jobs Plus/City Futures program.
A special thanks goes out to Chris Bradburn, Deputy Director of the Housing Authority of Covington, and Initiator of the Jobs Plus Grant for City Heights. Without her insight, leadership and continued support, Jobs Plus/City Futures would not have been the success that it was.
The honorees were:
City Heights Residents
- Asia Thompson
- Mikasha Stone
- Cathy McCants
- Pam King
- Josiah King
- Ebony Friday
- Lisa Freeman
- Latasha Alford
- Latoya Singley
- Melinda Bolden
- Tenika Walker
- Teayha Webb
- Brighton Center
- KY Career Ctr./Covington
- Gateway Community & Technical College
- The Plug
- NKU / NACU
- St. Augustine Parish Outreach Center
- Ida Spence Mission of NKY
Jobs Plus / City Futures Program Staff
- Talia Frye, Brighton Center
- Jenny Wiley, Brighton Center
- Brendan Goth, Brighton Center
- Kionte Earley, Brighton Center
- Danielle Watson, Housing Authority of Cov
CONGRATULATIONS to all the honorees for a job well done!
Though the Jobs Plus/City Futures program is coming to an end, there is still support for City Heights residents. The City Heights NACU Health Clinic, Ida Spence Mission, St. Augustine Parish Mission, and Brighton Center’s Stable Families program will remain on-site and are committed to serving the City Heights community. Special thanks to these community partners!