“At SJCS we aren’t just passing, we’re getting straight A’s,” – David Bennett, Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs for Howard University. Alan Thornton, SJCS President & CEO holds a candid discussion with long-time SJCS supporter and former Board member, David Bennett, as he shares his passion for the SJCS mission and why he chooses to support our organization above others. Hear how different the person-first culture of SJCS is among typical nonprofits, not only with the people we support, but our employees as well, in this spirited episode of Champions in the Crisis.
The novel coronavirus has changed many things, it has changed the way we work, interact, and communicate. It has created new standards of health safety. It is currently changing the economic landscape of our country as we all hunker down and wonder what it will be like to return to our daily lives. “During these times of uncertainty,” has become the first line of every email that hits our inbox, but during these times, one thing is certain, and that is, that COVID-19 has not changed the dedication of the team at SJCS. We are proud of how our team members have reacted in this pandemic, their level of selflessness, their caring for the vulnerable individuals they support, and their flexibility to help out in any way possible. Our team is amazing and have truly proven to be champions in the midst of this crisis.