This Week in CHCACTion
June 25, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last week, CHCACT’s Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps members participated in a “Life After AmeriCorps” training day at CHCACT.
The STICH program is reaching the end of the ‘17-‘18 service year. The members have been tirelessly providing care coordination, enrollment services, health insurance literacy trainings and other services to help people in Connecticut to get and stay healthy since September 2017. The members will be finishing their 1,700-hour commitment to service at the end of July and moving on to graduate school, post graduate programs, medical school, full time jobs and other activities.
The training equipped members with a variety of tools to take with them after service. One of the sessions included a panel of AmeriCorps Alumni from a variety of different AmeriCorps programs. The Alumni shared how their service experience influenced where they are today. Additionally, the Alumni shared valuable advice for navigating life after AmeriCorps. Lastly, the panelists welcomed the members into a large network of AmeriCorps Alumni.
An additional training from the day included a “Resume Review” workshop hosted by Luci Goodwin, CHCACT’S Human Resources Generalist. Luci shared tips for helping a resume and cover letter stand out, as well as mistakes to avoid when in the job hunt and interviewing process. Rashad Collins, Chief Operating Officer at Charter Oak Health Center, closed out the day with a “Professionalism” presentation. Rashad highlighted the importance of owning your work and always saying “yes” in the workplace.
We are so proud of our STICH members for all they have accomplished in their service and we wish them all the best in their next endeavors! If you know anyone who might be interested in service through CHCACT’s STICH program, please check out our STICH web page!
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