Rep Carrick's meeting with UAF Graduate Students who are members of Alaska's newest union, the Alaska Graduate Workers Association
United Way’s 211 Program
The Alaska 2-1-1 program is a wonderful way to connect with a wide variety of services in our community, including emergency food and shelter, educational opportunities, alcohol and drug treatment programs, senior services, childcare, and much more. Because certain issues can be hard to navigate online, sometimes a conversation is more helpful than an online search. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221 or email Alaska211@ak.org to connect with a specialist who will work with you to understand your need and connect you to the programs and services that can help. Alaska 2-1-1 is operated by United Way of Anchorage with generous support from community funders.
One such example of the work they’ve been doing to help identify students who may face educational challenges due to homelessness is through a new partnership with the Department of Education to provide connections to school district homeless liaisons in each of the 54 school districts within the state. This will amplify the impact school liaisons have on students by providing the right support and resources at the right time which can make all the difference in the world. For more information on the Alaska 2-1-1 program visit their website.
Events In Our Community!
Alaska DOT&PF Northern Region Job Fair
The Alaska State Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Northern Region invites the public to learn about career opportunities at the department. For one day only, union application fees will be waived for those who wish to apply for jobs. This is your chance to interview with a panel, join a union and set yourself up for incredible career pathways. There is no experience required and you must be 18 years old or older with an Alaska Driver's License. The fair will be held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community & Technical College on Tuesday, February 6th, from 1 – 7pm.
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The first deaf social of 2024 for Deaf-initiely social will be held at Alaska Coffee Roasting Company (location was changed due to Lulu’s temporary closure). Bring your friends, yourself, and your hands! This is an opportunity for deafies and hearies to chat in American Sign Language. This event will be from 1:30 – 3:30pm on Sunday, January 28th.
Energy Legislation Info Session
Although I am no longer on the House Energy Committee, it is still a major priority to provide affordable, renewable, and reliable energy to the Interior. The Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition is hosting an information session about the bills they are tracking this legislative session, and this will be a great opportunity to learn more about what is in store for this legislative session with energy legislation. You can participate over Zoom on February 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can register for this event online, and you can learn more about it on Facebook as well.
A 12-week exercise program designed for midlife or older men and women is scheduled to start January 30th in Fairbanks. The StrongPeople program focuses on building muscle strength; improving bone density, balance and mobility; and preventing falls. Students will use free weights and leg weights.
Classes are led by Leslie Shallcross, a health, home and family development agent with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. Shallcross has led and supported community-based StrongPeople programs for 17 years.
Classes will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 30-April 19, in Room 108, University Park Building, 1000 University Ave. The fee is $30; discounts are available. Potential participants must complete health screening forms and may be asked to obtain a medical provider authorization to participate. Participants can register online through January 26, 2024.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made five business days in advance to Shallcross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-474-2426.