Recently, Tracy Smith-Jackson, President of Felician Children’s Center, shared a video of a student with us. A foster child who was in the program at FCC prior to the pandemic and had significant developmental delays returned to FCC two years later and is making great strides. The compassionate care at FCC leads to transformation for children like this.
HNMCS’s JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Council, under the leadership of longtime HNMCS teacher Karen Kozma, was thrilled to deliver 348 children’s books to The Children’s Book Bank last month. HNMCS seeks to have a transformative impact on its community.
Madonna put a focus on equity and inclusion in the workplace with their recent: Are you ready? Career Readiness and the Workplace Series event. The event was inspired by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) “Student Competencies for a Career-Ready Workforce” and was hosted by the Mosaic Leadership Academy and the Office of Career Development. According to Madonna, “the event featured a panel of experienced professionals who discussed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging practices in the workplace. The panelists shared their insights on how to identify and inquire about company practices surrounding DEIB at the job search and interview stages, understanding barriers to accessibility, the need for advocacy in the workplace, and courageous conversation tips and tricks for young professionals . . . the event was also an opportunity for students to network and connect with other professionals in attendance, including Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jesse Cox, members of the Transitions Center, and the International Students/Study Abroad office.”
Angela Hospice shared a touching story on their recent blog regarding how a nurse there supported a fellow parishioner at St. Peter and Paul Cathedral who had come to church looking ill. After developing a relationship with this woman, “Sophia,” an Angela Hospice nurse was able to help her get care though Angela Hospice’s Good Samaritan Fund. The story on the blog is touching and illustrates how Angela Hospice embodies the Felician Core Values for Ministry in their service. You can read the whole entry here.
The School at McGuire Memorial recently celebrated its greatest champions – their teachers. During Teacher Appreciation Week, McGuire celebrated the tireless contributions of their faculty who support their students who range in age from early childhood up to 21. Thank you, teachers, for your service!