SJCS Stories

Summer Newsletter 2018

Building on a Legacy of Service 2018 marks the 150th year of St. John’s Community Services. From our inception, St. John’s has been dedicated to changing lives and building strong, inclusive communities for all. Since 1868, we have been forward-thinking, engaged, and prepared to embrace change....

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Tony and Alex’s Beach Vacation

By Jodi Albright, SJCS Program Coordinator Last week, Tony and Alex, with the support of St. John’s Staff Oji and Jodi (that’s me,) took a refreshing vacation to Rehoboth Beach! Rehobeth is a few hours from Alex and Tony’s St. John’s supported home in DC. We arrived in the afternoon…...

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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…...

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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?…...

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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…...

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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…...

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Meet Our Interviewer

Antonio Myers, Interviewer Interviews conducted by Antonio Myers, Marketing and Communications Assistant. As a current staff member and long-time participant in SJCS Programs, Antonio reminds us every day what is possible. Antonio was first introduced to SJCS when he was 3 years old, and then went on to graduate from…...

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Interview with Laura Strmel, Regional Director, SJCS-DE

There are times when the adage ‘it takes a village’ to describe a successful accomplishment can be over used. Just ask Laura Strmel, our Delaware Regional Director, and she’ll probably tell you that, as cliché as it sounds, it is still true. Over the last few months, Laura has been…...

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Interview with Larry Russock, Regional Director, SJCS-PA

  Recently, SJCS-PA joined a new and exciting community partnership with The Village of Arts and Humanities (The Village) in North Central Philadelphia. An offshoot of the Employment First initiative, this new partnership will include SJCS-PA assisting The Village in integrating their Trauma Informed Care model with SJCS-PA’s employment services,…...

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