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TCH’s employment team makes it a priority to ensure the services we provide to clients and business partners are meeting the expectations of both. Case Managers assist job seekers through resume development, interview strategies, job trainings and more. Upon completion of trainings, job seekers are ready to embark on their journey to employment. TCH’s Job Developers assist clients to find a career that aligns with their goals and is a perfect fit for our business partners.
in 2015, TCH established an Employment Advisory Board to learn how we can most productively engage our clients with our business partners. This collaboration will ensure the trainings we are providing for our clients are relevant, current and on point.
The Employment Advisory Board is made up of our key partners:
- Kaylee Davis, Concrete Technology Corporation
- Kristina Kancianich, Home Depot
- Ivette Rozul, Safeway
- Lincoln Strand, Cascade Park Vista
During 2016, our employment team and the Employment Advisory Board will meet to discuss a variety of topics including current and projected needs of the workforce, how to establish successful connections between job seekers and employers, and addressing issues like criminal backgrounds.
Our employment team helps participants generate a resume, prepare for interviews, find employment, and more. Learn about Natura’s journey to success with help from the employment team.
1.) Where do you work and what do you enjoy most about it?
I currently work as an Outreach Professional at Sound Outreach. What I love most about my job is working with clients and connecting families with programs and benefits.
2.) What is the most important goal that you plan to accomplish?
My goal to acquire full-time employment has been met! Now, my goal is to purchase my first home in the very near future.
3.) Who is your hero and why?
At this time, I can’t say I have hero in my life. What I can say is every individual that makes it one more day, given their unpleasant circumstances, is a hero in my book.
4.) What is the most important thing that you learned from the Employment Program at TCH?
The Employment Program at TCH taught me there are still caring and kind individuals who want to see you succeed regardless of barriers. Additionally, it’s great to work with an organization who offers so much to the community.
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We value all of our partners. Below is a reflection from Kaylee Davis the HR Manager from Concrete Technology Corporation:
“I truly enjoy working with Tacoma Community House. TCH was one of the first places Concrete Technology Corporation’s then HR Manager, Virginia Robinson, introduced me to TCH and we continue to call upon you today. Paul, Arrie and other members of your staff have always been gracious in our requests for help with job fairs, community partnerships, and for sharing talented, motivated individuals who have become part of the CTC family, like D. Alan Graham, Malik Masten, Kang Yi, Chhoeurb Chhin, Moumen Zareghi, and Hugo Cornelio to name a few.
Like TCH, Concrete Technology Corporation has long been involved with supporting the local community and we appreciate the help and support TCH gives to its clients/students because in return, we receive employees who are willing and able, and just good people to work with. Without TCH we would really be left with a shortage of skilled individuals in an increasingly tight labor market.”
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On Friday, April 10, 2015, Tacoma Community House (TCH) celebrated 105 years of making positive change in the lives of refugees, immigrants and low income families in the south Puget Sound. Over 500 guests gathered at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, and were reminded, through storytelling and statistics of TCH’s reach and impact, of why it takes all of us doing what we can to ensure that all people have access to opportunities that will help them reach their fullest potential. That we are in this together, that one person’s success is the success of all, was the message at the heart of TCH participant Reysis Alonso’s speech which she shared at the Annual Luncheon. If you were not able to be there or need to be reminded of how powerful her words were, we invite you to read her story.
Buenas Tardes. Good afternoon. My name is Reysis Alonso, and I would like to say thank you for being here today. I am Cuban. When I was 13 years old my family and I moved to Venezuela in search for freedom and a better life. The 21 years I spent in Venezuela was hard and it became harder when the government turned communist. There were no opportunities and I was barely surviving with my daughter.
My dream was to always move to the United States and in 2004 my dream came true. I was happy because of the hope that was here for me and many other immigrants looking for liberty like myself.
I am a proud Army wife. For 7 years I have moved with the Army to several cities and I have never known a place like Tacoma Community House. I reached Washington on August 18, 2014. I was looking for a place to study English. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website recommended TCH as one of the best places to study English. Caring for a family of 5 is not easy on our budget, but I knew I could study English at TCH because it is not expensive. For the last 6 months, I have been taking ESL classes and to my surprise TCH does more than teach English. They help people find jobs, they help with immigration and because of TCH, I am on the pathway to citizenship. I also got a job with Home Depot.
Because of your support, I feel better speaking English. I can communicate better with my kids and I feel more secure with myself. Because of your support, I have a job and I finally feel like I have gained independence. I will soon become a citizen of my country, the United States. At Tacoma Community House, I had the chance to go to Olympia and ask lawmakers to keep our programs. I got to motivate my immigrant friends to keep up the good work. I will soon be able to vote. My voice will matter and I will finally belong.
There is no place like Tacoma Community House. This place has been the solution for my life. My story is unique, but so are the stories of the thousands of people TCH serves. This is about all of us. Please continue to support this beautiful and important work of Tacoma Community House. Thank you for everything! Gracias por todo!
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