Making a Difference...One Family At A Time!
Sasha P. is Early Head Start Mobile’s first Policy Council Chairperson. Sasha has one son in Early Head Start at Goodwill Easter Seals. When she enrolled Sasha was unemployed with 3 children under 5 years old. At the first Parent Committee orientation meeting Sasha was voted as Parent Representative to the Policy Council; and later to Policy Council Chairperson. Shasha’s leadership skills quickly emerged as the first year progressed. She now is an active member of the GRCMA, Inc. Governing Board. During the first unannounced federal review, Sasha confidently participated in the interview, responding knowledgeably about program governance. One of Sasha’s goals was to find employment. She was hired at Winn Dixie as a part time employee. Within a few months those leadership skills and self-assurance became apparent to the management at Winn Dixie. Sasha has been promoted to Customer Service.
Courtney G. is a mother of two children, one in Early Head Start and one at a local magnet school. After enrolling her youngest child in Early Head Start last August, the Family Services Coordinator worked with Courtney to establish family goals. Courtney decided she needed to look for a better paying job. She applied to the Mobile Police Department Academy. In March 2011, Courtney graduated from the Academy and is now employed by the City of Mobile as a Police Officer. Her job includes excellent benefits: health insurance, retirement benefits, opportunities for advancement, etc.
Chasity W. attended Roger Williams Day Care Program when she was a child. Chasity is a Katrina evacuee from New Orleans. She eventually ended up in Mobile and moved in with her Grandmother. She now has two children enrolled at the center. Her youngest child enrolled in August 2010. Chasity W.’s family goals included securing housing for her family and completing her two year degree at Virginia College to become a Pharmaceutical Assistant. In the spring Chasity graduated. She is currently employed at CVC full time. She recently moved into one of the units in the Roger Williams Housing Project!