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Leadership Stockton Class of 2019 Graduation and A.C.H.I.E.V.E. Project
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Leadership Stockton Class of 2019 Graduation and A.C.H.I.E.V.E. Project

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Leadership Stockton, a program of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the graduation of the Class of 2019 and the completion of their yearlong A.C.H.I.E.V.E. (A Child’s Healing Is Ending Violence Eternally) Project at the Women’s Center Youth & Family Services Greenhouse.  The Chamber is proud of their hard work and dedication to making Stockton a better place to live.  This project is a great example for the community to show what a group of people can get accomplished when they work together.  The Class of 2019 was recognized for their great work Thursday, June 13th at the Leadership Stockton Class of 2019 Graduation Dinner.

Project Summary:

The Class of 2019 choose to renovate the Women's Center - Youth & Family Services Greenhouse Building, with the mission of remodeling the interior of to provide a safe, comfortable and modern environment for the children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence here in San Joaquin County.  The Greenhouse is the children’s counseling center for children living at DAWN House (a domestic violence emergency shelter) in Stockton, California.  It creates a safe place for children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence to let go of the fear, guilt, and responsibility they feel and allows them to just be kids.  These young victims learn that the violence is not their fault, while they create safety plans and role-play scenarios, so they can practice what to do in case of an emergency.

With the partnership and support of the Women's Center - Youth & Family Services, Leadership Alumni and donors, the class raised over $37,000 and received over $40,000 of donated in kind products and services. 

The scope of the project included:

  • Obtained full Tenant Improvement Permit (drawings donated by GRA Architects & Associates, Inc.)
  • Abatement of asbestos contaminated drywall. (Abatement report donated by Bovee Environmental Management, Inc. & Abatement Demolition donated by PALS Professional Asbestos and Lead Services, Inc.)
  • Demolition of walls and a surprise concrete shower basin
  • Reframing of compromised floor members and dry rot
  • Re-plumbed sanitary sewer and water lines (Donated by Comfort Air, Inc.)
  • Rework of lighting and electrical throughout the space (Donated by Collins Electric, Inc.)
  • Framed new ADA accessible restroom, storage and kitchen (Donated by CT Brayton and Son’s, Inc.)
  • Tape, texture and wall patch
  • Paint entire interior
  • New flooring throughout (Harold W Thompson, Inc.)
  • Installed New kitchen cabinetry 
  • New Plumbing fixtures throughout (Comfort Air, Inc. donation)
  • New decor, accent furniture, and art 
  • Front area of the Green House will have improvements to the sitting area and planters

Leadership Stockton Class of 2019 Graduates:

Arin Adolph, Family Resource and Referral Center

Felicia Caballero, Balance Staffing

Jen Cano, Kaiser Permanente

Matt Council, Blue Shield of California

Chinse Daniels, The Hopes and Dreams Foundation

Krista Fiser, Women's Center-Youth & Family Services

Erica Frey, Colliers International

Lesli Jones, San Joaquin County WorkNet

Will Mar, Gary J. Long Jewelers

Wes Martin, WCW General Contracting

Frank Mehrer Jr., San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office

Victoria Moreno

Robert Oakes, San Joaquin County Bar Association

Marianne Prieto, Children's Museum of Stockton

Anthony Reynoso, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office

Mike Roman, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office

Satinder Singh, San Joaquin County Office of Education

Patti Stechman, Health Plan of San Joaquin

Corie Stewart, GEM Mortgage

Sarah Taft, Community Medical Centers

Ronee Van Dyk, C T Brayton & Sons Inc.

Josh Vigil

Terence West, San Joaquin County

Karen Wong, Dameron Hospital

Danielle Zoller, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

For more information about the Leadership Stockton Program please visit www.leadershipstockton.com

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