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“A New Year...”

  

Description from J Yee smart chick: I just got offered an Americorps site coordinator opening, thru Communities in Schools of Washington, at their Kent location (south of Seattle by about 25 miles or so...) - I will be working in an elementary school all year, with students most at risk of dropping out, to help find adult mentors who will meet with them once/week, much like Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentors do w/ children and youth - they use a comprehensive and community oriented approach to working with students and families - I'm very much looking forward to the many opportunities this year offers!

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  1. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    Congratulations on the new job, Joyce. Best of luck in the coming year. I love working with children.

    Love this combination. Very inspirational.

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    Lee D says:

    What a gorgeous pick to celebrate your new job, Joyce! Congratulations!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Joyce, congratulations! I’m so excited for you! I wish you all the best as you embark on this new journey! Oh, and this pick is so beautiful!

  4. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Thank you, 3K, Lee D and Janet – I’m somewhat nervous, but know that I’ll learn a tremendous amount from everyone that I will be working with this year – the students and their families, the school staff and administrators, my supervisor the director of our program, and my two co-workers (a site supervisor and mentor coordinator) – I’m very glad to have the opportunity to work with kids again in this manner, I had a job similar to it, with a different agency in Seattle, that one ended due to budget difficulties (and the politics unfortunately).

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Congrats, Joyce on the offer and this gorgeous pick! :)

  6. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    How exciting, Joyce! What an adventure you shall have for the next 9 months and this is a beautiful pick to celebrate. Congratulations and best wishes.

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    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    Congrats on your new opportunity, I’m sure you will touch many hearts. This pick is inspiring and beautiful.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Woo Hoo!! Congratulations Joyce! :-D I’m excited for you too! I know you’ve been searching for quite some time, I hope this is the perfect position you’ve been looking for! I know you’ll do great!

    BTW; I really LOVE this smoky, blue-gray pick you’ve created for the occasion!

  9. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Fantastic news Joyce, congratulations! I am sure it will all go well :-)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous news Joyce, Congratulations .Gorgeous pick

  11. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Lovely pick, Joyce! Congratulations on the new job!!! I know that you will be great at your new position – so happy for you. :)

  12. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Sarah, Alice, and Cathy, thank you – and many thanks also to everyone who voted for this one last week, it’s been a very busy few days so far!! I’m tired from commuting so far each day, but wanted to say how much I miss all of you!! I’m learning a lot, still meeting lots of people at the school, and elsewhere – way too much to do, figuring out the basics, such as getting a key to my office, and some furniture – there’s just a computer monitor in my office, no desk, no chair yet… ;)

  13. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    And a Very belated Congrats too, to everyone else whose Picks were Faves of the week, last week, all well deserved!! 8) :)

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    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    Wow, the pick and the new job are exciting. We so need people like you who care enough to make a big differance in the lives of these kids! Congratulations to you!

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