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Mission and Vision
Operating in Las Vegas since 1991, the mission of the Nevada Children's Center is to empower young victims of abuse, neglect, and mental afflictions by providing therapeutic day treatment, behavior modification, and in-home parenting resources in partnership with foster care and child protective advocates and agencies.Our vision is a society of people who loving care for their children and know what is required to raise an emotionally and physically healthy child. We envision parents who have the resources, healthy friendships, and professional relationships available to them to raise their children to be trusting, and productive member of any family, school, company, or citizen of our society. Our vision is for a child to be safe in their home, have food to eat, a loving environment to live in, support for home work, and the encouragement and self-esteem building support, to fill trust, love for one self, a sense of humor, and the skills to successfully achieve life goals.
Tips for Volunteers! Show up. Resist the urge to skip a day, no matter how tempting ("I'm not getting paid. . . I don't really owe 'em anything"). Remember, you're establishing a work record for that future job.
Speak up. Don't be shy about asking questions. Don't be embarrassed if you don't understand something. In the real world, successful adults speak up when they're confused.
Step up. Any time you see something that needs to be done, do it without being asked. They'll appreciate your initiativse.
Help Young People Change the World!
Highlights: The bullets below are all based on an average using 2007 to 2009 data • 399,700 volunteers • 20.0% of residents volunteer - ranking them 50th among the 50 states and Washington, DC • 59.2 million hours of service • 29.6 hours per resident - ranking them 44th among the 50 states and Washington, DC • $1.2 billion of service contributed
Volunteering in Las Vegas, NV Statistics for this area were collected within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Major cities in this MSA include Las Vegas, NV and Paradise, NV
Highlights: The bullets below are all based on an average using 2007 to 2009 data
• 259,800 volunteers
• 17.5% of residents volunteer - ranking them 49th within the 51 large cities
• 23.3 hours per resident - ranking them 49th within the 51 large cities
• $721.6 million of service contributedVolunteering is Less Common in High Poverty Areas Poverty is another socioeconomic characteristic that tends to be strongly associated with lower volunteer rates. However, it is difficult to determine whether high poverty rates reduce the overall propensity to volunteer, whether high volunteering in a community leads to a reduction in poverty, or if both effects occur. At a National level, the poverty rate is 13.2 percent. Las Vegas has a poverty rate of 10.8%.
Volunteering Rises with Education For states and large metropolitan areas, as the education level increases, the likelihood of volunteering also rises. At a national level, 85.0% have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and 27.7% have a college degree. In Las Vegas, 83.2% have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and 21.9% have a college degree.The Capacity of a Community's Associations Impacts Volunteer Rates Communities with higher nonprofits per capita are likely to have higher volunteer rates. As the number of nonprofits per 1,000 city residents increases, the volunteering rate also increases. At a national level, there are an average of 4.45 nonprofit organizations per 1,000 residents. Las Vegas has, on average, 1.94 nonprofits per 1,000 city residents.Greater Attachment to the Community Encourages Volunteering Indicators such as homeownership and the number of multiunit dwellings, help determine whether residents have a long-term commitment and attachment to their communities. Data show that as the rate of homeownership increases the volunteer rate also tends to increase. Nationally, 66.6% of individuals own their home. In Las Vegas, 58.2% own their home. Conversely, communities with a large percentage of multi-unit housing, such as apartment buildings and condominiums, have lower volunteer rates. Nationally, 32.4% of individuals live in multi-unit housing, while Las Vegas has a rate of 35.8%.
Top States & Cities
Top Five States for Volunteer Rate:
Top Five Large Cities for Volunteer Rate:
• Utah • Iowa • Minnesota • Nebraska • Alaska
• Minneapolis-St Paul, MN • Portland, OR • Salt Lake City, UT • Seattle, WA • Oklahoma City, OK
Top Five Mid-Size Cities for Volunteer Rate:
• Provo, UT
• Iowa City, IA
• Ogden, UT
• Fort Collins, CO
• Madison, WI
The 2010 Volunteering In America report found that Americans are responded to the crisis by serving. Last year saw the largest increase in volunteering since 2003.
Key Findings This year the research is especially important because it covers a time period–September 2008-September 2009–in which the most severe economic crisis since World War II tested the nation's ability to support vulnerable populations and build a more secure economic future.
Nevada Children's Center
5615 S. Pecos Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89120