As the CEO of CORA, I have the privileged position of leading a team of professionals who are truly dedicated to meeting the unmet needs of children and families. Whether that be at school, home, or somewhere else in the community, CORA staff members are focused on removing barriers and providing resources to help children thrive.
At our all-staff orientations last month, I challenged our community to be “caring creative non-conformists”, in the tradition of the Sisters of Good Shepherd. That means, if we can help it, all children who come to CORA for services will be provided what they need – academically, emotionally and socially. No child or family is turned away. I urged our staff to work collaboratively, across departments and with external partners, to make sure that we can directly provide or link children and families to high-quality services that can help them, no matter the service needs.
As a resource center for children and families, we are committed to providing support to overcome life’s obstacles. There are so many ways to support our mission and get involved in the compassionate community that is CORA. You’ll read about plenty of them in this month’s issue of the CORA Connection.
Just as the staff was encouraged to be mindful of the mission CORA was built on, I challenge you too to help CORA carry our mission into the future. With the utmost integrity, I assure you that our people and programs are worth supporting. As you read this update on what’s happening at CORA this fall, consider doing one of the following to help CORA help more kids!
- Attend a CORA event
- Inquire about volunteering
- Make a gift or sponsor one of our programs
- Tell a friend about how CORA helped your family
- Share our Newsletter. Click here for October 2018 CORA CONNECTION.
Thanks as always for your time and interest.
AnnMarie Schultz, CEO, CORA Services