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Updated: Sep 15, 2022

OGDEN CITY, UTAH - June 30th, 2022

The COE hosted an eviction and debt training seminar presented by People's Legal Aid (PLA). The training was lead by Danielle Stevens, Executive Director, and Emily Blakeley, Intake and Outreach Coordinator. PLA's mission is to "provide Utahns free education and legal advice for housing issues, and low- or no-cost eviction defense."

The presentation covered a variety of topics including: eviction roadmap, notices, post lockout procedures, garnishments, and a Q & A section. You can access the People's Legal Aid eviction and debt training below via the COE's Youtube Channel.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2022

OGDEN CITY, UTAH - June 3rd 2022

The COE's Resource Integration Coaches (RICs) took part in an almost century long tradition by helping the Salvation Army hand out donuts to first responders on National Donut Day. National Donut Day has a rich history, first being celebrated in Chicago on June 3rd 1938.

The COE's RICs, Yuliet, Wendy, and Savannah picking up donuts for delivery to first responders.

The holiday is a way to remember the Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies, a group of women sent to the front lines of France in World War I to establish bases on the front lines. The Lassies quickly became notorious for their baked goods and would supply sweets for soldiers until the end of the war. These women were immortalized for their admirable bravery and the Salvation Army celebrates the Lassies every year by handing out their legendary donuts. The COE was honored to take a part in the tradition this year by helping hand out donuts. To read more about National Donut day, click here.

The COE's RICs, Katie and Wendy, drop off donuts to the Ogden Fire Department.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2022

OGDEN CITY, UTAH - June 27th, 2022

The Hope Corps is an initiative being run by Utah Community Builders, a non-profit affiliate of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.

The Hope Corps‘ goal, in partnership with the Utah Community Builders, is to assist and lift the businesses, non-profits and people of Utah.

Alex Yoder and Elizabeth Melendez are two Hope Corps interns that have been assigned to the Weber Prosperity Center of Excellence (COE) for the past 2 semesters. Alex is paired with Melissa Freigang, the Executive Director of the COE, and is working on communications and website development.

Alex Yoder is a senior at Weber State University studying Political Science with an emphasis in American Government and a minor in Communications.

In 2021, Alex interned at the Utah State Legislature for two Utah State Representatives. He was recently elected President of the Presidential Leadership Fellows at Weber State University and graduates in the Spring of 2023.

Elizabeth Melendez was paired with Jill Devito, the Contracts Supervisor for the COE, and is working on building relations with local businesses.

Elizabeth Melendez is a sophomore at Weber State studying Political Science and International Studies. After she graduates, her future career interests are community involvement, non-profit and legislative work. Elizabeth's goal for the Hope Corps internship is to provide a voice for those in need. To learn more about the Hope Corps, click here.

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