Community Health Worker
Pre- Apprenticeship Training Program: Includes Training and Employment 

The Community Health Worker Training program consists of 9 college credits in the first year- free of charge, along with a $5000 stipend. The second-year consists of a paid full-time apprenticeship, with an additional $7500 to the paid position. The 6 credit fall 2021 course will be fully virtual. 

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are public health paraprofessionals who play crucial roles in promoting and supporting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Through outreach, assessment, care coordination, health education, and advocacy, CHWs work to address health inequities and provide access to care.

For more information on the CHW program, call Michele Kenney at 413-354-1055 or email  Southernhilltownsaec@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Intro to QuickBooks

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - September 29 @ 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 22 & 29, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Whether you are new to Quickbooks or would like a refresher.  Put this program to work for you and your business.  This class will include an overview of Quickbooks, navigating the program, business accounting overview, set-up for your business including a chart of accounts, recording transactions, customers and sales, vendors and accounts payable, working with cash accounts, financial statements, and budgeting.

Virtual Business class from Hilltown CDC

 

Understanding your Property tax bill

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, Sept 30th, 6-7:30 pm

Property taxes are calculated from the information on your Property Record Card and your town’s tax rate.  But what if that information is wrong? What do you do if you disagree with your property assessment? In this virtual class, you will learn how to read your property record card and check for errors and learn what to do when you find errors.

Presenter Patricia Baker has a long history of success with property tax cases and experience with property tax law and legislation.  Register now.

Motivation with Mimi

October 6 @ 11:00 am - October 20 @ 12:30 pm

Wednesday, October 6, 13, 20, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Have you struggled to finish things? Does the word “goal” send you into a cold sweat?! When things don’t work right, do you feel like giving up? Do you really want to finish your education but it seems like something always knocks you off track? Do you feel hopeless about all of it?

If you said, “Yes!” to any of these questions, please register right now for these upcoming sessions with Mimi Caban! She will help you unlock the things that block you and give you doable, bite-size strategies to overcome them and move forward. She will teach you to passionately connect to your “WHY?” and use it as a powerful force in creating the life you want to have.

In these Zoom sessions, Mimi will give you specific strategies and support in finding the motivation you need, learning to use your time well, and using effective study skills.

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Business Tax Basics: What to keep and why

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 7th, 6-7:30 pm Starting a new business, have a business, and don’t know what to keep track of? Here’s your chance to learn what and why you should track your business income and expenses. Learn basic bookkeeping skills and what is required to complete your tax return at year-end. Depreciation, what is it? What is a qualified home office? What miles are tax-deductible? Learn the basics for a successful business. Instructor: Deborah A. Toomey, EA, ATP Deborah has 40 years of experience with bookkeeping, payroll, and tax preparation.

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Email Scams: How to protect yourself

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Learn how to recognize the features of suspicious emails, including spam emails, phishing attempts, and emails that may include viruses. You will also learn how to identify and manage these emails including moving them to specific folders.

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Thursday, October 14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

A whopping 89% of people look at their email daily. Taught by Dee Dice, a Certified Solutions Provider with Constant Contact, she will help you create a newsletter that your clients will read and anxiously wait for. We will review the basics, learn how to create good content, analyze a series of newsletters and help you get started on yours. Instructor Dee is the owner of Constant Growth, marketing and consulting organization serving business owners

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Tuesday, October 19th, 6 -7:30 pm

This is a perfect cheesemaking class for beginners. You likely have the equipment needed in your kitchen! If you can measure, read a thermometer, and stir, you can make these soft cheeses. We will lead you through each step to see how completely unintimidating cheesemaking can be. Learn why the quality and valuable nutrient density of these pantry staples skyrockets when you make them yourself.

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Email Etiquette: How to sound professional

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 21, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

It’s always important to put your best foot forward- and that’s even true when sending an email! This class will teach you the elements of professional email etiquette and will include examples and practice in writing emails that include a clear subject, a polite greeting, a concise body, and a proper closing. Taught by SHAEC computer Teacher Heather Morgan

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Thursday, October 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Sundays, November 7, 14, 21th, 2 pm-3:30 pm

Unhealthy addictions are on the rise. If you or someone you know is ready to break free from addiction, come to learn about The Recovering Addict’s Tool Kit, taught by Mimi Caban. You do NOT have to white-knuckle it in recovery. You do not have to forever identify as an addict. You will learn about how to use your own brain chemistry to your advantage, the power of true identity, and how to form the habits of healthy distraction and redirection. You will learn ways to feel high, right now, without wrecking your life. This group will be a safe, supportive environment. Confidentiality will be required. If you are “jonesin’ ” for a fix, or know someone who is, you need to register for these sessions.

Mimi Caban’s goal in life is to encourage people to live fearlessly, lovingly, and creatively in every way. She has over 35 years of Happy Sobriety.

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Business Accounting and Taxes w/ QuickBooks

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - November 17 @ 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 10, 17, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Business Accounting and Taxes – Are you a self-employed individual?  Received a Form 1099-NEC?  Review of Federal Form Schedule C income and expenses, record keeping, accounting overview, and how you can utilize Quickbooks to help you prepare this information.

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Thursday, November 11, & 18, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Join Heather Morgan in this virtual class as you learn basic and a few advanced Word doc editing features so that you can easily set up and create a professional-looking document.  You’ll be able to practice inserting various objects into a document, including images, shapes, hyperlinks, and tables.

Most importantly, you’ll learn how to save– then locate your document when you need it.

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Easy Condiments

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 16th, 6-7:30 pm

Boost flavor in your everyday meals with easy homemade condiments such as mustards (plain and gourmet), mayonnaise (including my favorite, Zippy Mayo), and more! Impress your friends and family with some great gift sets as well. The variations are limitless, and you control the health benefits and the quality of the ingredients as compared to what is available in the stores. If you can measure, stir, and use a blender or food processor (or even a whisk with a bit of stamina!), you can make wonderful, healthy condiments!

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Wednesday, December 1, 6-7:30 pm

New year. New ambitions. Your business social media presence doesn’t have to be overwhelming even if it does feel like a full-time job at times. It can be streamlined with a bit of strategy. Learn how to batch your content use the seasons of your business to strategize your content for the year using Creator Studio on Facebook and Instagram. Join Robyn Lee Miller, founder of MorningBird Media for a 90-min strategy session to jumpstart you into 2022 on the right foot.

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Social Media Platforms

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Instagram, Twitter, Linked-in, and Facebook are popular Social media sites that allow you to share content with others. But what’s the difference between them? And, more importantly, what’s the best one for you? learn the different types of social media and their primary functions.

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Social Media, Staying Safe

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Although it’s generally safe to share photos and content with your friends on Facebook, there can be some danger to sharing specific information. earn to recognize suspicious messages that could attempt to steal money or hack your account or interactions that may present a risk  Facebook can be used to create accounts on other websites. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

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