Our organization is not just about the people we serve but about the individuals who make up our wonderful team as well. Here is what a few of our employees have said about their experience working with Community Action:
“I have learned so much from working here at Community Action. Each position I have held has taught me something. I take pride in where I work and I think I learn more from our families than I teach them. It is a very humbling and a very rewarding job and I love that I am able to help others in need. Who wouldn’t want to work for Community Action?”
– Channa Cowan, Center Director for A. Washington Child Development Center
“Community Action made a great impact in my life long before I was hired. When I was a senior in high school my sister became pregnant at 15 years old. She enrolled in a program called PEP at Lehman High School where a staff member would come to our home to help my sister work towards graduating high school and learn how to be the best parent possible. I knew at that time I wanted to become a Social Worker and help families as Community Action has helped mine.”
-Bethany Bishop, Family Advocate for First Steps Early Head Start
“When I started working in Early Head Start I remember thinking “ I will give them 5 years and then I will move on”. 18 plus years later, I am still here just because I am passionate about the children we serve, believe in the program and I love my job.”
– Norma Johnson, Child Development Coordinator for Head Start Program
“As a family advocate, I get to work one-on-one with families every day. I feel supported and appreciated by my peers and supervisors, which is what makes it a true joy to go to work every day.”
-Alex Mylius, Family Advocate for Head Start Program
“I have been a lead teacher in Early Head Start toddler and infant classrooms as well as a GED instructor for the adult education program. I am now a center director for Early Head Start. As a teacher, I enjoyed the independence, creativity and initiative that Community Action afforded me in the classroom as well as the support that I received through mentor relationships and training. As a Center Director, I enjoy collaborating with parents to facilitate and improve our program, developing my own leadership skills, and being part of a group of professional educators.”
-Ann E. Flink, Center Director for Head Start
Community Action Benefits is a file showing the full list of benefits for our employees.
Community Action currently employs 248 individuals.
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