Monthly Archives: April 2018

CCJ/Mark Kubik Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship Awarded

On April 20, 2018 Iowa State University awarded the first annual CCJ/Mark Kubik Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship.  This year’s award went to Rodney Harris a junior at ISU majoring in criminal justice.  Rodney maintains a 3.5 GPA and is currently interning at the Ft. Des Moines Residential Correctional Facility in Des Moines.  After graduation he hopes to begin a career in community corrections working with juveniles.

The scholarship is awarded in memory of Mark Kubik who worked at CCJ from 2003 to 2016.  Much of that time Mark served as executive director.  Mark was a strong leader and positively influenced CCJ.  I was asked to speak at the presentation ceremony at ISU.  I was able to share information about CCJ and the impact Mark made.  CCJ is pleased to be able to help Rodney continue his education.

French Toast Event a Success

Thanks to all of you who attended or helped out with CCJ’s annual French Toast Event this year. It was great to see many old friends and a lot of new faces. Veterans of the event all seemed to believe that this was one of the busiest years we have had since the event was initiated. Your attendance and assistance helps CCJ carry on its mission of making positive change in the community one life at a time. Thanks again for coming. We hope to see you and many new friends next year.

Special thanks to Hyvee Grocers for supplying the delicious link sausage and butter patties. Also a big thank you to Fareway Stores for their donation of paper products and plastic ware. We appreciate your generosity and willingness to assist community agencies. Thanks.