Alley Cat Art Walk – September 14

ENJOY a FREE evening of fine art, crafts, live music, vendors, craft booths, food, wine, beer, Pallet Art Contest and fabulous prizes in Downtown El Cajon’s Arts Alley between Main St. and Rea Ave.

 

 

Participating galleries and businesses include: Maximon Botanical, Studio C, White Sage Gallery, Sophie’s Gallery, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Silver Creek Fine Art & Custom Framing, Por Favor, Downtown Cafe, Courtyard Marriott, Rock A Betties, The Rich Artist, El Cajon German American Club, Olaf Wieghorst Museum, Glamour Girlz Boutique, The Elegant Man, Red Rose, One Salon, Helm Native American Artifacts, El Gatito Gallery, Teana Market, Sara’s Fashions and more!
Participating guest artists and booths include: Jennifer Paul-McLeroy (painter), Linda Barton (stained glass art), Mona Ray (painter in Sophie’s Gallery), MIRA Group (hands-on craft booth), Kelsey Middlebrooke (hands-on craft booth), Debbie Solan (producing fashion parade in Arts Alley), Erin Bartelson, and many more to come!
Join us in Arts Alley and stroll through the artisanal craft booths, boutique vendors, children’s interactive art booths, live music and entertainment!  Visit the participating businesses for wine, beer, food and fine art from the alley doors or on Main Street and Rea Avenue.
Pick up an event “Passport” and get it stamped by all the featured businesses to enter the opportunity drawing!
Bring your friends and family… it’s FREE and something to SEE!

Presented by: El Cajon’s Historic Downtown Small Businesses

Supported by: San Diego County Community Enhancement Program

 

Hop on the Bus!

Hop on the Bus!

Transportation is a key piece of our independence, community integration, and job placement for adults with development disabilities. Hop on the Bus and help us raise $100,000 in matching funds to replace 11 buses!

Donate online today at http://stmsc.org/donation-form/

Thank you for your support!

SMSC Certified as a Service Enterprise!

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center is pleased to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise! A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.

Research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, found that organizations operating as Service Enterprises outperform peer organizations on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, and are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their work.

 

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and consulting and extensive internal planning and change to better integrate volunteers in our day to day operations. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, SMSC is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers and better meet our mission.

 

With an extensive volunteer screening process and training plan that mimics that of staff now in place, our volunteers are expressing a higher level of commitment.  They are staying longer and volunteering more of their time.  Additionally, event volunteers are helping with multiple events because of how they are utilized.

2016:  # of volunteers- 358          hours- 4,284           Year Value:  $118,196

2017:  # of volunteers- 287          hours- 6,490           Year Value:  $179,059

($27.59 is the estimated hourly rate of a volunteers time in the state of CA)

 

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with our organization, please visit http://stmsc.org/donate/volunteer/.