My mom, Sofia, was one of the earliest volunteers at CCJ. Because of her involvement I know the legacy of good work CCJ has done in the Prescott area community. I am very excited and proud to join the CCJ Team in April of 2015.
Throughout my work life I’ve learned that respecting the dignity of each individual is necessary for healthy relationships and healthy relationships are the building blocks of effective organizations. Each day at CCJ, I know the energy I invest will be matched and multiplied by my colleagues, volunteers and the folks we serve.
I am committed to working with others to build a community that is compassionate and knows when and how to help people in need. I also want to build a creative community, one that can empower and engage us all in productive, meaningful lives. I believe we should expect no less from one another.
In her poem, "To Be Of Use," Marge Piercy wrote:
The work of the world
is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.
I welcome you to join our work at CCJ, in whatever way you can. Ours is "work that is worth doing well done."