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TAP Books Program

Seven things to know about TAP Books

You’ve heard us talking about TAP Books, but how does this new book donation program work? Check out these answers to some frequently asked questions!  How can I donate my books? Books can be donated by simply dropping them off at one of several convenient locations. A full list of drop-off points can be found…

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TAP Presents 2019 Cabell Brand Hope Award to Reverend Dr. Kathy O’Keeffe

Total Action for Progress (TAP) is delighted to present this year’s Cabell Brand Hope Award to Reverend Dr. Kathy O’Keeffe. The award will be presented at TAP’s Annual Lunch on October 15. The public is invited to attend. Reverend Dr. O’Keeffe is the pastor of Kingdom Life Ministries, International and the international pastor of Kingdom…

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Project Discovery alumna

The Road to NYC

A Project Discovery, a TAP Youth Education Program, alumna update “Project Discovery has helped me achieve a lot of my dreams,” says Denashia Dunnaville, a Project Discovery alumna. This summer, a dream came true when Denashia, a journalism student at Virginia Tech, had the opportunity to intern with MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi in Rockefeller…

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TAP Job Training

Adult Education: A Way Out of Poverty

A Chat About Job Training with Charysse Hairston and Spring Abney One job can make all the difference in lifting a family out of poverty. At TAP, when we sit down to work with someone who needs a job, we don’t just work to get them any job. We help people land good jobs—ones that…

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TAP Virginia CARES program

Six Questions with JoAnne Carter of TAP Virginia CARES

Case Manager JoAnn Carter is a big part of our Virginia CARES program’s ability to nurture good habits and lasting changes. She sat down to answer some of our questions about the work, what keeps participants from losing hope, and how to make a lasting impact on someone’s life. Q: Let’s start with the basics—who…

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TAP Fathers First

“My life started to turn around when I went to Fathers First.”

Walter is a Fathers First alumnus, and he says that coming to TAP changed his life. As Walter puts it, “My life before I became a dad was just a bunch of drugs. I didn’t care about anything at all.” That changed when a friend recommended he check out a TAP program that helps fathers…

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Cabell Brand Hope Award

Nominations Open for the Cabell Brand Hope Award

Cabell Brand — founder of TAP, which is celebrating 54 years of service — was a tireless advocate for a wide spectrum of issues. He generously gave his time and efforts to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. To honor his legacy of service, TAP is proud to announce The Cabell…

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TAP Sabrina's Place

Finding Their Voice

Finding Their Voice The real meaning behind Roanoke’s Voice While we’re having a great time preparing for the second annual Roanoke’s Voice, we also want to take time to reflect on why we host this event. Roanoke’s Voice is meant to be fun and lighthearted, yet its purpose is serious—money raised at this event will go…

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Basketball

See You on the Court! Using pickup basketball to build trust

When the Salvation Army’s New Day Center opened its doors last July, no one imagined how important games of pickup basketball would become. The Salvation Army founded the New Day Center as a drop-in center for young adults aging out of the foster care system, experiencing homelessness, or at risk of sex trafficking. It’s there…

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Roanoke's Voice 2019

Are you ready for Roanoke’s Voice?

A night of singing, celebrities, and delicious food. No, the Grammys are over—we’re talking about singing competition and fundraiser Roanoke’s Voice. This annual event is coming up on May 30, and this year there’s a new twist! We recently caught up with Stacey Sheppard, director of TAP Domestic Violence Services and the organizer of Roanoke’s…

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TAP SwiftStart

TAP SwiftStart: Free child care while you train for a new career

SwiftStart, one of our adult education programs, works with parents to build brighter futures by offering: Paid training in one of three career tracks (health care, information technology, or advanced manufacturing) Free, quality child care while parents train for their new careers Ongoing support after graduation to help parents find jobs and succeed in their…

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TAP Personal Finance Services

TAP Financial Services: Here to Support Our Community

Did you know TAP has a financial services division? Our services help low-income families and individuals achieve financial goals and wealth-building strategies such as home ownership or starting a business. Here are some of the ways TAP Financial Services has helped in our community:  Free Tax Clinic: Last year, our Tax Clinic brought a total…

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