In honor of National Volunteer Month, we are celebrating all the incredible work that volunteers do at CUCS! Volunteers are involved in many aspects of our work, from doing arts and crafts with residents at our transitional housing sites to helping our Career Network participants with interview preparation. There’s no one way to volunteer, but there are lots of ways to make a difference.
March is a month-long celebration of women and social workers and at CUCS, we’ve got every reason to celebrate the intersection of the two with all the incredible women social workers that move our agency forward. We’re excited to feature one of them, Alex Francis, CUCS’s Deputy Chief Program Officer, who sat down with us to share her captivating story on the evolution of her career and how it has shaped her into the person she is today.
For people outside of the medical community, the phrase “Grand Rounds” probably doesn’t sound familiar. But for many doctors, nurses, and psychiatrists, Grand Rounds have a storied history in the traditions of medicine. At CUCS, these special presentations offer our medical and mental health care providers with opportunities to expand their knowledge, receive continuing medical education credits, and learn about new and better ways to offer treatment and care to patients.
In our three decades, CUCS has grown tremendously as we continue to expand our efforts to help people rise from poverty, exit homelessness and be healthy. To kick off a new year at CUCS, we sat down with Priscilla Rojas, our Deputy Director of Human Resources. She shares her experiences, having watched our staff grow, and working every day to ensure they are supported as they help people build brighter futures.