Giving Thanks for New Beginnings

A Gratitude Luncheon November 25 at the Chanlyut residence celebrated the partnership with Wells Fargo and acknowledged the success of Israel and others who have transformed their lives through workforce development scholarships. More

Recipe for Success

Getting up each day and going to work: It’s what shapes the lives of so many of us. It’s what structures our days and gives us meaning. Sometimes, it’s even what keeps us going More

A Good Job Makes All the Difference

If you want a reliable employee who’s determined to do a good job, says Sam Alston of Builder’s Choice, you could do worse than hire someone from Chanlyut More

Doing the Job Until It’s Done

When Director Bill Tsurnos offered Chanlyut participant Dale Seiser the opportunity to become the manager of the program’s Wholesale Foods microenterprise, Dale’s reaction was immediate: “I said no, no, I don’t want that!” It was a crisis of self-esteem More

Rebuilding the Blocks of Life

“Man, you’re like a little kid playing with building blocks!” a friend once told Israel Soto. “It made sense,” Israel says now. “I would build everything up—my family, my job, everything I wanted—then I’d just tear it down again.” More

Give a Suit, Change a Life

Your gift of professional attire will make a world of difference this summer Chanlyut Director Bill Tsurnos believes if you look good, you’ll feel good, which leads to real change in life. “Wearing a nice suit changes the way the men … More

Retailer Helps Chanlyut Men Look as Good as They Feel

It’s no secret that wearing a suit boosts a person’s self-confidence. Men’s Wearhouse again collaborated with CITC’s Chanlyut program to bring no-cost, gently used professional attire to the men of Chanlyut, who are working hard to turn their lives around. More

Creating Stable, Secure Housing for Residents

Through a commitment to community, CIHA partnership helps Chanlyut transform lives Forty years ago, Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) was founded with a vision of Alaskans gaining independence through housing and a mission of giving a hand to those who … More

The Power of Social Enterprise: Living the Chanlyut Life

Workforce and life-skills training create foundation for independence A safe home, a steady job: These are the earmarks of a stable life. For the men who participate in the two-year Chanlyut residential work-training program, they are the key to success. … More

Chanlyut: Repairing Bridges One Family at a Time

Kenny Oder knows the power of family—family standing by you to support your hard work, and family stepping back when you’re hurting yourself and others. “My family’s always been there for me,” he says. “They just wouldn’t have anything to … More