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Graduation!

Well, our Corps members wrap up training today and officially “graduate” from our pre-service program. What a whirlwind it’s been! Every single person that has come into contact with our members has been so impressed by their engagement, energy, and professionalism. I’m so proud to have each of them in the Corps, and so excited for this next phase. Some members start work on Monday, others start after Labor Day, and some in between – but all will be full-time caseworkers by early September! There’s still so much to learn and do, for us behind the scenes and for the members on the front line: mentoring, regular trainings, and social outings will all be ways for us to continue the community of support that has been established over the last couple of months.

Thanks for reading with us through the summer! I have to keep reminding myself – it’s not an end, but a beginning. Our members will keep updating with news from the field – their work promises to be both challenging and rewarding, and I’m sure there will be much on which to reflect. For now – let’s celebrate! Congratulations to the staff and the members of Children’s Corps!

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The countdown is on!

Well, it’s a whirlwind of excitement over here at Children’s Corps headquarters. We have all been working hard to get things up and rolling as our June 27 training start date fast approaches. Almost all of our Corps members have been placed with an agency by now, though we’re still ironing out details with many of them. Our members have been busy, too — some are still in the process of moving to NYC, some have been meeting with agency HR departments, and some have even begun agency orientation! Hopefully you’ll get to hear some of their stories soon.

I’ve been focusing a lot on organizing and tracking all of our information (I heart Excel), as well as drafting a lot of business-y things, like letters of intent and executive summaries and such. It’s pretty cool to be behind the scenes of such an innovative organization at such a crucial and formative time of our new program!

That’s all for now – just wanted to kick things off and set the stage for what is sure to be a crazy roller coaster of a summer. I can’t wait!

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