Project Angel Tree

For the second year, employees at Biddle Consulting Group participated in Angel Tree.  Angel Tree reaches out to the children of prison inmates helping to meet their needs. On a volunteer basis, BCG employees “adopted a child” and purchased him or her a gift for Christmas. These gifts are then given in the name of their incarcerated parents as a reminder that they are not forgotten by their moms or dads. This year, 20 BCG employees bought gifts for 20 different children living in the Sacramento and El Dorado Counties!

Criselda Cooper, a consultant here at Biddle, coordinates this event for our office. She had this to say about Angel Tree:

“I love being part of making a difference in someone’s life whether it is to kids, people that are homeless, etc. Angle Tree is a simple way of giving back and reaching out to the community – more specifically to kids whose mom or dad (and sometimes both parents) is in prison. The simple gifts that these kids ask for could make a difference in their lives by knowing that they are loved; this to me is what Christmas means.  My heart is happy knowing that BCG employees are overwhelmingly generous in supporting this ministry. This is something that I will be doing every year. It’s a simple way of making a difference.”

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Angel Tree Gifts
Angel Tree Gifts at Cold Springs Church

Charleston Job Corps – Helping Students Succeed in the Modern Business World

Charleston Job Corps started using the OPAC Software and Certification in their Office Administration program this year. James Brown, an instructor in the program, was enthusiastic about sharing his students’ success with us:

Since 2014, the Charleston Job Corps Office Administration program has been using the OPAC Software in the classroom. OPAC software is a system that measures the clerical skills and abilities in today’s modern job-related world. As the Office Administration Instructor I use OPAC for helping my students achieve certifications that will lead to long-term high paying careers in the business world. The certifications make my students want to get their business certifications and help them achieve their goals. One awesome feature of the OPAC software is that it allows my students to get an industry credential the first day in my class and makes them excited to grasp more material. OPAC has also led to competition in the classroom which engages the students to achieve lifelong success by getting multiple certifications. I highly recommend the OPAC software to any instructor who wishes their students to succeed in the modern business world.

James Brown
Office Administration Instructor
Charleston Job Corps