CC Cares

CC took its commitment to our local communities a step further than just supporting staff participation – in 2009, CC General Manager Kristi Kinnard teamed up with the Athens County Economic Development Center to create the networking group Young Athens Professionals. YAP’s mission is to encourage the young professionals of Athens County to meet and network while supporting local businesses. To facilitate those connections, YAP holds a monthly social happy hour on the second Thursday of every month. There are no member dues, the events are casual and laid back, and all events are open to the public.

For more info on the YAP organization you can visit our website, and for updated info on our upcoming events, please visit the YAP Facebook page.

In 2015, Career Connections passed the YAP organizing reigns to CC’s job search assistance division, Next Step. If you would like to be added to the YAP email listserv to receive updates on YAP events, if you have questions about YAP, or if you would like to discuss potentially sponsoring or hosting a YAP event, please email Kristin Franks at

Commitment to Our Communities

Career Connections is locally-owned and operated, and as such we are dedicated to serving and improving our communities. CC management encourages all CC staffers to participate in community organizations; as a result our staffers are members of a variety of community organizations, including (but certainly not limited to): Athens Sunrise Rotary, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, Athens Professionals for Philanthropy, Leadership Athens County, and Athens County Child Advocacy Center.

Below we have included some highlights of what we’ve been up to in the community. We add new highlights at least once a quarter, but for more up-to-date info on our activities, check out the
CC Facebook page.  For information on upcoming events in the Athens and Gallipolis communities, check out the community events calendars at The Athens News, Athens County Visitor's Bureau, and the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

CC Sponsorships and Donations

July 2017 – October 2017

July – October 2016

For more CC community love, check out our archive at the bottom of this page!

CC Gives Back – Recent Highlights

January 2017 – April 2017

April 2017 – July 2017

Here's a list of some of the worthy causes and organizations that CC has given to since the beginning of 2015. Please note the list is in no particular order.

January – April 2016

April – July 2016

  • Athens Foundation Alumni breakfast – Sponsor
  • OhioHealth O’Bleness Golf Tournament – Sponsor
  • Gallia County Chamber Kids Day Toy – Sponsor
  • Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Steak Fry & Auction – Sponsor
  • Young Athens Professionals event – Sponsor
  • Athens Foundation - Leadership Athens County – Sponsor
  • Woodland Center’s Zombie Dash – Sponsor
  • Nelsonville Area Chamber Golf Outing – Sponsor
  • Stuart’s Opera House Legends fundraiser – Sponsor
  • Athens Race for the Cure – Sponsor
  • Friends of the Shelter Dogs – Donation
  • Athens Professionals for Philanthropy PB&J 5/10K – Sponsor
  • HAVAR/Athens Area Mediation Service Putt People First Mini-Golf Course – Sponsor

CC’s dedication to supporting our communities goes deeper than staff members organizing and participating in community events – we also sponsor and donate to local organizations and charities. In addition to the several annual sponsorships that we commit to, we also set aside extra funds in order to honor requests from local organizations, non-profits, and charities that come in throughout the year.

To best facilitate the dispersal of those extra funds and to give our CC staff a say in where our support goes, we have a community donations team called “CC Cares.” The group meets at the end of every month to discuss donation requests and decide where to distribute funds. If you or your organization would like to request support from CC, please fill out and submit the form below. We will be back in contact with you as soon as possible. 

CC's Community Involvement

CC Gives Back Archive

  • Stuart’s Opera House Free Summer Concert – Sponsor
  • Nelsonville Music Festival – Sponsor
  • Ohio University Performing Art Series – Sponsor
  • My Sister’s Paws fundraiser– Sponsor
  • Gabe’s Race to support brain tumor research – Sponsor
  • Ohio University Alden Library Mini-Golf Open – Sponsor
  • Habitat for Humanity of SEO “Athens County Nails It!” – Sponsor
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Golf Scramble – Sponsor
  • Federal Hocking Sports Boosters – Donation
  • Athens AM Rotary Murder Mystery fundraiser – Sponsor
  • 5K Foxtrot & Kit Dash Run (Rio Grande) – Sponsor
  • Woodland Center’s Color Run – Sponsor
  • Bassett House (for holiday meals and gifts) – Donation 
  • ​Athens Area Mediation Service’s Souperbowl – Sponsor

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As a locally owned and operated staffing agency, CC staff is committed to bettering our communities through active service and support. Check out what we've been up to recently.

October 2016 – January 2017

Young Athens Professionals (YAP)