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June 2021

Project Discovery Summer Camp: June 28 – August 5

June 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - August 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N Jefferson St.
Roanoke, 24016
Project Discovery Summer Camp

Don’t miss Project Discovery Summer Camp, running from June 28 to August 5! Who? Ages 12–18 When? June 28 – August 5 Every Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where? Roanoke Higher Education Center, 5th floor 108 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24016 The Summer camp will provide: Transportation to and from camp Breakfast, lunch, and snack College and career prep workshops Art, STEM, and outdoor activities Field trips such as skating, hiking, swimming, and scavenger hunts  …

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August 2021

Deschutes Community Pints for TAP

August 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - August 31, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
Deschutes Tasting Room, 315 Market St. SE
Roanoke, VA 24011 United States
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Join us every Tuesday in June for Community Pints at Deschutes Brewery in Downtown Roanoke! $1.00 from every pint purchased will benefit Total Action for Progress's mission of helping individuals and families achieve economic and personal independence through education, employment, affordable housing, and safe and healthy environments. With over 25 programs in the community focused on helping people get, and stay out of poverty. Community Pints is from 1 p.m.-9 p.m. We hope to see you there. Cheers! Find out…

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Free Meals for Kids (Covington Location): June 24 – August 19

August 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - August 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Good News Church, 214 S. Lexington Avenue
Covington, VA 24426 United States
Free Meals for Kids in Covington

The Summer Food Service Program is providing free meals for kids every Thursday from June 24 - August 19! Join us once a week to pick up shelf-stable meals for your kids, for free, at Good News Church in Covington, Virginia. Meals will be provided on a first come, first served basis, and are for anyone age 18 or younger. There are no eligibility requirements for this event. When and Where: Every Thursday from June 24 until August 19, from…

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October 2021

Tax Clinic Volunteer Training

October 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Your community needs your help! TAP urgently needs student and adult volunteers for our annual free tax clinic. Sign up by October 29. The clinic runs from February to April every year. • No experience required • Free online training • Just 6 hours per week for 10 weeks By helping low-income working families file their taxes, you can make a huge difference in the community while building your resume and having fun! Tax help is in short supply --…

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December 2021

Bridging the Community Gap: December 9, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

December 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge, 1st St NW
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Bridging the Community GAP, December 9, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us for Bridging the Community Gap, a special night where we spread peace and joy through song and come together as one community. You can come early and join us for a cup of hot chocolate, and bring your friends and a donation of canned goods! When and where is Bridging the Community Gap taking place? December 9, 2021 • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge, near the Roanoke Higher Education Center 108 N Jefferson…

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January 2022

CareerForge CNA Classes: Enroll by 2/10/22

January 27 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 5:00 pm
Rockbridge Regional  Center of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, 35 Vista Links Drive
Buena Vista, 24416
CNA Classes

Are you working towards a future as a Certified Nurse Aide? Enroll in TAP Appalachian Careerforge CNA classes this year! What do CareerForge CNA classes offer? Our CareerForge program helps participants prepare for a career as a Certified Nurse Aide. The program offers: 80 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on labs 40 hours of paid hands-on clinical experience Job-readiness training Soft skills training Job placement assistance Support services to help access training and employment Date Enroll by February 10, 2022.…

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February 2022

VHDA FREE Homebuyer Class – Saturday, Feb. 5, 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

February 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dumas Center, 108 Henry Street
Roanoke, 24016
Before you buy a home, take this FREE class

Learn how to buy your first home in VHDA's free homebuyer class, presented by Total Action for Progress! VHDA’s free class walks first-time homebuyers through the entire process, from getting your personal finances and credit in shape, to working with a real estate agent and lender, to the home inspection and closing day. We’ll also go over the new responsibilities you’ll have as a homeowner. This class is free, but registration is required! When? Saturday, February 5, 2022 8:45 a.m.…

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Total Action for Progress Job Fair: 1.20.22 – 02.17.22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

February 10 @ 10:00 am - February 17 @ 3:00 pm
VFW Post 1264, 4930 Grandview Ave
Roanoke, VA 24012 United States
TAP Job Fair

Attend a TAP Job Fair between January 20 and February 17 and start the new year off with a new career! Positions available at the TAP job fair include: Classroom Substitute Roanoke Crew Technician 2 Custodian Director of Energy Conservation & Housing Rehab Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Supervisor Energy Auditor Enrollment Specialist Family Development Specialist Early Head Start Covington/Rockbridge Craig County/Giles Family Services Coordinator Roanoke Covington/Rockbridge Girls United Coordinator Home Visitor HVRP Case Manager HVRP Employment Specialist Lead…

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March 2022

Free Tax Clinic: Now – April 18, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

March 30 @ 10:00 am - April 18 @ 1:30 pm
Dumas Center, 108 Henry Street
Roanoke, 24016
Free Tax Clinic

If you are a Virginia resident with an annual household income of less than $58,000, or you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), you can get help from our FREE tax clinic! We’ll make sure your taxes are done correctly—including applying all tax credits for which you are eligible—and submit them electronically. FREE TAX CLINIC DETAILS The clinic is open from February 7 to April 18 by appointment only. We also offer convenient drop-off preparation services. Intake/drop-off appointments…

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Virginia Career Works Job Fair: Thursday, March 31, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roanoke One Stop Center, 3601 Thirlane Road NW
Roanoke, VA 24019 United States

Join us at the Virginia Career Works Job Fair on Thursday, March 31, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m! Positions TAP will be interviewing for at the job fair include: Center Lunch Aide Child Care Aide Roanoke and Rockbridge Classroom Substitute Energy Conservation & Housing Rehab Crew Technician 2 Delivery Driver/Food Service Helper Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Supervisor Early Head Start Family Development Specialist Energy Auditor/QCI 1 Enrollment Specialist Family Development Specialist Covington/Rockbridge Home Visitor Housing Counselor HVRP…

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April 2022

CNA & CCMA Classes (Enrolling now!)

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N Jefferson St.
Roanoke, 24016

Our CNA and CCMA programs prepare students to enter the field of healthcare. The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program allows compassionate people interested in working with the elderly, disabled, and chronically ill to gain necessary skills to become a certified care provider. What the CNA program offers: 143-hour course curriculum approved by the Board of Nursing that exceeds state requirements 40-hour hands-on clinical training experience All instructional materials On-site testing for CNA certification Job placement assistance Stress reduction education including…

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May 2022

Head Start Open Enrollment: May 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N Jefferson St.
Roanoke, 24016
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Colorful graphic with images of Head Start students

Looking for free child care? Join us for Head Start open enrollment!  This program serves children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old for full- and part-time child care. When and Where May 10, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Roanoke Higher Education Center 108 N. Jefferson Street Roanoke, VA 24016 What You Will Need to Enroll in Head Start To complete intake, a Head Start staff member will request the following documentation: • Verification of income - One of…

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