SJCS Stories

Tonio’s Talks: Meet Hawanatu Kamara

Hawanatu Kamara is an Administrative Assistant in the DC office. In her role, she helps everyone stay organized. She has been happily employed by St. John’s for the past two years, after finding the position through the suggestion of a friend. Hawanatu’s easy-going personality, confidence, and intelligence are a great…...

Read more

SJCS Artists Featured at Children’s National Hospital

Since May, St. John’s Art Options artwork has been brightening the hallways at Children’s National Hospital in DC! Nearly 100 works are split between the first and third floors of the hospital. Being featured at the hospital is great exposure for the artists....

Read more

Tonio’s Talks: Antonio Myers’ New Feature

Each month, Antonio Myers, Communication and Marketing Assistant in our home office, will interview a different member of our staff to get their story about St. John’s. For his first interview, he answered a few questions about himself. What is your position and what do you do for the organization?…...

Read more

James and His Sister Pat

By Pat Berry, Guest Writer James loves life. He loves going places, sports, meeting people, and food. He was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He loved hanging out with his dad, James. Our mom, Jessie, was a stay at home mom. His dad would often take him with…...

Read more

Spotlight on Art Options

A few weeks before Christmas, when I had just started at St. John’s, our Art Options program was promoting pet portraits. A portrait of our dog was the perfect gift for my significant other! My kids had always wanted a puppy, and Jameson was rescued right before Christmas in 2016.…...

Read more

St. John’s: Making Dreams a Reality

For those of us in the office, specifically at Headquarters, we can sometimes feel removed from the work being done in the field and regional offices. We can forget how our small piece makes an impact on the larger St. John’s picture. Thalia Simpson-Clement, our Chief Operations Officer, is always…...

Read more

Commission a Pet Portrait!

Back by popular demand: Commissioned Pet Portraits! Do you love your furry friend? Do wish you had a one-of-a-kind way to commemorate your friendship? Look no further! You can commission your pet portrait with an Art Options Artist. Commissioned pet art also makes the purrfect holiday gift for any pet-lover…...

Read more

SJCS Job Fairs in Tennessee | Rewarding Careers with Deep Community Impact

St. John’s Community Services of Tennessee is hiring! Join us for job fairs in Bartlett and Paris, Tennessee! If you seek a rewarding career and are inspired by supporting people living with disabilities as they strive to meet their daily needs and increase their independence, SJCS is the place for…...

Read more

Working with Partners at the Intersection of Customized Employment and Poverty

SJCS-PA is working with partners to address the complex issues at the intersection of disability, poverty, and unemployment in less traditional ways. Customized Employment and Guided Group Discovery provide a starting point for people to think about employment. Rather than a traditional approach, which asks “Do you have work for…...

Read more

Jamal Williams, SJCS Art Options Artist, to Take Part in The AFRO’s 125th Gala

Jamal Williams, an emerging artist in the DC area, will be appearing at The AFRO American Newspaper’s 125th anniversary gala, where he will be actively creating new pieces, and where his art will be available for sale. Jamal began painting ten years ago through St. John’s Community Services while in…...

Read more