Over the past 19 years we've learned a few things about how to make a difference for girls.  A key strategy is to hire super talented and skilled youth workers, pay them competitive wages and provide a fun and stimulating work environment.  We also know they will probably only work for us for 2-3 years, (with 8 employees there isn't much room for growth).  So we weren't surprised when our Lead Case Manager, Frankie Roe, told us she is heading back to school in 2015. When her job posts later this week, we'd love to have your help referring qualified candidates.  Frankie has been with us for 3+ years and was instrumental in doubling the number of girls who access one-on-one support via Case Management. 

We did manage to find a creative way to interrupt this pattern - when Shalom Cook told us she was interested in transitioning from Case Manager to Employment Coordinator, we made it happen.  We also supported Shavon Hayes in switching from Powerful Choices Coordinator to Case Manager.  Girls and our partners will be lucky to access their expertise, and we are lucky to retain two stellar staff.

We also welcomed two new AmeriCorps Members last month.  Selena Velasco will be serving with our Powerful Choices groups and Paige Allison will be serving with Employment groups.  Check out their introductory blog posts:  Selena and Paige.


  1. Please express my congratulations to Shalom and Shavon, a warm welcome to Selena and Paige, and best wishes to Frankie as she pursues new opportunities in 2015. I love hearing about good solutions to the inevitable challenges that come up in an active, awesome nonprofit doing great work in the world! See you all at the Luncheon.
    Peace, Lisa Ashley


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