Monthly Archives: April 2017

Annual French Toast Feed

Don’t forget to put Tuesday, April 11 on your calendars. That’s the date of the annual CCJ French Toast feed. It’s all you can eat for $5.00. Children under five eat free. Bring your family and friends. Enjoy some French toast and delicious Hy Vee sausage while helping CCJ continue its mission to provide positive change in the community.

The event is held in the basement of the First Baptist Church, 200 Lynn Avenue in Ames. Meals will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.

Staff Changes at CCJ

After nine years of exemplary service at CCJ Doug Jones decided to retire and live the good life. Doug was an integral component of the success enjoyed by CCJ. He was an excellent case manager and clients frequently mentioned how his assistance helped them successfully complete their period of supervision. In 2014 Doug received the Spirit Award presented by the United Way of Story County.  All of us at CCJ will miss Doug’s hard work, diligence and sense of humor. Enjoy your retirement. You earned it.

To replace Doug CCJ is pleased to announce the promotion of Office Manager Taylor Schram to a full time Probation Officer position. A 2015 graduate of ISU Taylor began her career as a Service Coordinator at Optimae. She began at CCJ as Office Manager in September of 2015. In addition to a general probation case load Taylor will also work with clients who experience mental health issues. Taylor also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity where she chairs the Family Selection Committee. Please join us in congratulating Taylor on her promotion.

CCJ now has two new Office Managers. Joeseph Schnier and Alexxa Blair have been hired as part time Office Managers at CCJ. Joseph is currently a senior at ISU scheduled to graduate in May. Alexxa is a junior at ISU who plans to attend graduate school. Please join us in welcoming Joseph and Alexxa to the CCJ family.