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Large Groups Making a Difference

It is hard to believe that I am in week ten of ten of my summer fellowship with the Columbus Early Learning Centers. Although the fact that I will be continuing as a part-time volunteer coordinator might be contributing to … Continue reading

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From a Time of Transition to a Time of Stability

If I may speak frankly, the first three to five weeks at my fellowship were a bit chaotic. Including my position, there are a total of four administrative positions at the CELC. The Administrative Assistant began six weeks before I … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective on the CELC

Over the past seven weeks, I have had the opportunity to experience the internal workings of a nonprofit childcare center and have made considerable strides in developing a volunteer program for the organization. During the past week, I have been … Continue reading

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Making Progress…

In my post last week, I focused on one of the greatest challenges that I have encountered during my fellowship: finding qualified teachers to fill open teaching positions. This week, I am going to concentrate on successes that are related … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Table

Two weeks ago, my boss, Gina, called me into her office to provide me with some additional work for the week. Among several other tasks, Gina wanted me to start the process of hiring additional teachers. Specifically, Gina wanted me … Continue reading

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Columbus: A Large City with a Hometown Feel

Even though Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in America, it often seems to be looked over as a major player in this country since it lacks some key features of major cities that tend to gain them attention. Without … Continue reading

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This Thursday, I took a break from my normal workday at the CELC to attend a Volunteer Administrators Network (VAN) meeting. VAN is a professional network that provides professional development and networking opportunities to volunteer administrators in Central Ohio. Since … Continue reading

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