CFM Office Manager Elected VP for ROCKSOLID Community Teen Center

Cindy Brown hanging out after the annual ROCKSOLID holiday luncheon where teens cooked, served, sang Christmas carols and shared reasons why they like coming to a safe place, with a caring staff and everyone is accepted. Cindy is ROCKSOLID’S new vice president and enjoys volunteering at the after-school teen center in Clark County.

Cindy Brown hanging out after the annual ROCKSOLID holiday luncheon where teens cooked, served, sang Christmas carols and shared reasons why they like coming to a safe place, with a caring staff and everyone is accepted. Cindy is ROCKSOLID’S new vice president and enjoys volunteering at the after-school teen center in Clark County.

Office Manager Cindy Brown keeps CFM on solid ground and she volunteers her time to give Clark County teenagers a rock-solid place to go after school.

Brown and her husband Jon attended their first fundraiser seven years ago for ROCKSOLID, a nonprofit that began in 2002 and operates a Community Teen Center offering after-school activities and opportunities to build positive relationships with caring adults. Cindy started volunteering in 2013, the couple joined the ROCKSOLID board in 2013 and Cindy was just elected vice president.

“CFM encourages its staff to volunteer and I found ROCKSOLID was the perfect fit for me,” Cindy says. “I love kids and it gives me an opportunity to listen, mentor, support and hang out with the kids in our community. Sometimes kids want to talk, play games and interact and others want to do homework or read – just ‘being there’ for kids that would otherwise go home to an empty house, is important to me.”

Teen activities emphasize life skill development, good homework habits, healthy eating, sports, the arts and community service. The teens are served a healthy snack, but also can buy additional food at a small café in the center.

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Eighty-four teens are enrolled in the ROCKSOLID program and 45 to 50 teens show up daily after school at the center. The nonprofit owns two vans that transport teens from 14 schools in the Battle Ground and Hockinson school districts to the center.

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Cindy joined CFM in 2011 after working for 26 years for law firms. Her ever-expanding duties at CFM range from ensuring state lobby clients are registered with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission to reviewing and renewing insurance policies to updating the firm’s Facebook page and posting blogs.

“She is a steadying influence at CFM,” says President Gary Conkling. “And she is a great mentor for the young people who come to the ROCKSOLID Teen Community Center. We are lucky to have her and proud of her volunteer work.”

ROCKSOLID Community Teen Center is located at 12919 NE 159th Street, Brush Prairie, Washington 98606.

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Cindy representing her table in the Dessert Dash at the annual Lucky Shamrock Auction, ROCKSOLID's largest fundraiser of the year.

Cindy representing her table in the Dessert Dash at the annual Lucky Shamrock Auction, ROCKSOLID's largest fundraiser of the year.

ROCKSOLID Community Teen Center is located at 12919 NE 159th Street, Brush Prairie, Washington 98606.