Volunteers in the Spotlight

I want to tell you about a new page in our website today.

But first, I should introduce myself. I joined Austin Partners in Education as the Director of Communications last August. I’m Jennifer Rees and I’ll be the primary blogger here. 

In the quick two months I’ve been here I’ve come to realize the benefits to working for a community-based non-profit just keep coming, but three great joys really surface over and over.

The first is doing work that matters for people who care. It sure makes coming to work easy.

The second is getting to work with like-minded people who are also passionate about education. I’ve been fortunate to work with some stellar crews in my life, but am continually amazed by this group of caring individuals. (Volunteer with us and you can meet them too.)

The third great joy is meeting the volunteers who drive this organization, giving tirelessly of their time to help Austin area students succeed and have a chance at a great life.

To let you have the same opportunity to meet our volunteers I’ve added a Spotlight page to our website. (Under the News and Events tab) The first volunteer spotlight is a lady I am so pleased to know. Go meet Sherry Washington. You’re likely to come away inspired. I sure did.