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WCC honors dynamic leaders

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web)

2/14/2016

Two influential leaders — Leonelle Hill and Morris McCorvey — at the Westside Community Center were honored at the organization’s recent 14th annual All That Jazz Fundraiser. - See more at:

http://examiner-enterprise.com/living/features/wcc-honors-dynamic-leaders#sthash.flJ8v8xw.dpuf

Pastor: Principles, communication, courage keys to ‘Be The Dream’  Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web)

1/19/2016

The Rev. Victor Paul highlighted three characteristics Monday to help people “Be The Dream.”Paul, pastor at Greater First Baptist Church Bartlesville, was the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Day celebration at the Westside Community Center. Bartlesville residents filled the auditorium. Community Center Executive Director Morris McCorvey called it a standing room only event. It featured an invocation by Rev. Steven Griffiths, the Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech video, and music provided by Drena Goree and the Greater First Baptist Church Choir. - See more at: http://examiner-enterprise.com/news/local-news/pastor-principles-communication-courage-keys-be-dream#sthash.i7Wd52QD.dpuf

McCorvey reflects on MLK event Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web)

 1/17/2016

As the nation recognizes civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bartlesville’s Westside Community Center, 501 S. Bucy, will honor his legacy by hosting a “Be the Dream” celebration from 6-8 p.m. Monday.Morris McCorvey, the community center’s executive director, encourages residents to attend the free event that will feature the Rev. Victor Paul of Greater First Baptist Church as keynote speaker. -  See more at:  http://examiner-enterprise.com/news/local-news/mccorvey-reflects-mlk-event#sthash.SsI8yIlL.dpuf 

‘Hour of Code’ at Westside Community Center  Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web)

 

12/20/2015

Students in the Westside Community Center’s Community Advanced Study Hall (CASH) recently participated in Khan Academy’s nationwide “Hour of Code.” Several completed code-writing exercises and achieved beginning to intermediate certification. It was a big first-step for students interested in creating computer games and other programs professionally. - See more at: http://examiner-enterprise.com/living/features/hour-code-westside-community-center#sthash.whXlCMIV.dpuf

Work Ethics Pro$per students prepare for success Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web)

 

11/29/2015

Autumn was all about etiquette for this year’s Work Ethics Pro$per class of apprentices at the Westside Community Center. Everything from introductions to formal place settings were covered at monthly training sessions led by local professionals and retirees. - See more at: http://examiner-enterprise.com/living/features/work-ethics-proper-students-prepare-success#sthash.NBTgpjgx.dpuf

Bartlesville Juneteenth celebration attracts diverse crowd Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web)


 07/05/2015


More than 300 participants from Bartlesville and the surrounding communities attended the first annual Juneteenth event on June 20 at Douglass Park, 509 SW Bucy Ave., near the Westside Community Center. The Phillips 66 Black Employee Network sponsored the event, along with co-sponsors Greater First Baptist Church and Pure Image Barber and Beauty.

WCC youth employment program puts kids to work Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 07/31/2014

 

While teen unemployment continues to increase nationwide, the Westside Community Center's United Way supported youth employment preparedness program, Work Ethics Pro$per is putting local teens to work.

 

WCC students take part in 'Operation Productivity: What's Your Idea?' Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 06/30/2014

 

Students from Westside Community Center on Friday visited the Siemens Process Analytics facility in Bartlesville, where they learned about composition and chromatography, as well as took part in creating a wall mural during "Operation Productivity: What's your Idea?"....

Say Cheese with the WCC Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 06/29/2014

 

Lily Ralph takes a break from painting to grin for the camera on Friday.  Lily and other children from Westsdie Community Center visited the Siemens Process Analytics facility in Bartlesville...

WCC Awarded Grant For Kidz Grown Program Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 06/11/2014

 

The R.F. Droege Conservation Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Westside Community Center’s Kidz Grown gardening and recycling program. The garden was built by program coordinator Rebekah Gambles and her After School Zone students this spring and will be maintained by students in the center’s Summer Enrichment gardening class. The class will be held...

Westside Center Offers Summer Enrichment Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 05/22/2014

 

Summer vacation, fun, and learning are not incompatible or mutually exclusive. In fact, at the Westside Community Center, they go very well together — and need to. That’s the premise of the center’s Summer Enrichment program, according to WCC Director Morris McCorvey.  Recent studies have shown that students lose...

WCC Peaceful Warriors Meet in the Park for Fun and Fellowship Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 05/21/2014

The Westside Community Center’s Peacefull Warriors Program recently hosted its second annual meeting in Sooner Park between fifth-graders from Wilson and Hoover schools who have participated in the Peacefull Warrior anger management/crisis resolution program this year.

 

With help from the Bartlesville Police Department and fitness teacher Brad Johnson…

Westside Community Center offers new academic resource Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 01/29/2014

In its continuing effort to unify and uplift the community by uniting, nurturing and empowering its youth, the Westside Community Center is rolling out a new academic initiative called the Community Advanced Study Hall in the coming new year. Thanks to a recent endowment from the Schmoldt Foundation for Education, the program will offer state-of-the-art academic software for local students seeking to advance their education during extra-curricular periods...

Westside Community Center offers new academic resource Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 01/29/2014

In its continuing effort to unify and uplift the community by uniting, nurturing and empowering its youth, the Westside Community Center is rolling out a new academic initiative called the Community Advanced Study Hall in the coming new year. Thanks to a recent endowment from the Schmoldt Foundation for Education, the program will offer state-of-the-art academic software for local students seeking to advance their education during extra-curricular periods...

WCC continues to guide youth Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 01/21/2014

The Westside Community Center, one of the city’s most enduring social service resources, has been guiding children and teens on the path to success for more than 60 years ... WCC Executive Director Morris McCorvey described the center’s diverse youth-oriented programs made possible by its dedicated group of staff and volunteers. He emphasized that the center is not a stand-alone operation, but a resource hub that works in concert with nearby youth clubs, community organizations and local businesses.

2014 All That Jazz to be featured on February 15 Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (web) 01/12/2014

“Let the good times roll” is the overarching theme of good fun that characterizes All That Jazz, the annual gala that funds youth programs at Westside Community Center. The party-with-a-purpose celebrates life with good food, great music and dancing, exciting prize raffles, all in the company of lots of fun-loving people — many who are familiar faces and many who are “simply old friends you’ve yet to meet."

 

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