Christian Opportunity Center (COC) is pleased to announce, that the search for Public Information Director has ended in the hire of Amy Zuck. Zuck has worked for COC for the past 11 months as a part-time Substitute in Vocational Services.
Zuck comes to COC after working for Crossroads of Pella as the Crossroads Cares Program Coordinator for the past 14 years. On August 28th Zuck officially began her duties as the Public Information Director.
“I am very excited for this opportunity that I have been given. Over the past year I have come to admire the mission, the persons supported and staff at COC greatly,” Zuck stated. “I’m really looking forward to sharing all that COC has to offer with our community.”
COC’s mission is to integrate Christian values in teaching skills for life.
Founded in 1969, COC provides residential and vocational support and services to nearly 300 people with disabilities in Dallas, Mahaska, Marion, Polk and Warren counties. For more information on COC and its services visit http://christianopportunity.org/.
Christian Opportunity Center (COC) selected Pella Christian High School’s Andrea Carballo as the 2017 Sarah M. Braun Memorial Scholarship recipient.
Named in honor of the late daughter of COC Executive Director Rod Braun and his wife Robin and made possible by the COC Foundation Fund, the $1,000 scholarship is presented to a high school senior pursuing an academic focus in human services.
Carballo plans to major in biology at Georgetown University beginning in the fall of 2017, pursuing a future in the medical or education fields with the purpose to help those who are less fortunate in her native country of El Salvador.
Daughter of Jose and Karem, Carballo achieved a 4.0 GPA during her high school career and received numerous accolades including: Academic Achievement Award, Student Council President, Congress of Future Medical Leaders, Mock Trial State qualifier and cross country and tennis team captain.
A member of Third Reformed Church, Carballo led Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and participated in youth group and small group. Carballo also traveled to El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua on mission trips.
Criteria for the scholarship include academic performance, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and personal character and personality. Applications for the scholarship are accepted from all COC service areas.
Founded in 1969, COC provides residential and vocational support and services to more than 300 people with disabilities in Mahaska, Marion, Polk and Warren counties. For more information visit www.christianopportunity.org.