I received a phone call at work last week, a common occurrence. Without caller ID on my work phone, something we have learned to rely on thanks to cell phones, I am left to be surprised at every phone call. When I received that phone call, it was a pleasant surprise.
I serve as an AmeriCorps member with SCI Lynn, hosted at Girls Inc. of Lynn. One of my responsibilities is to manage the SCI Lynn website and send out a weekly email newsletter, called an “eBlast.” The woman calling me was a local Lynn resident who signed up for the eBlast this past summer at a Food and Fitness Fair. While at the fair she learned about The Food Project (TFP), a local nonprofit centered on food, community and youth. She wanted to know how her daughter could apply for their Summer Youth Program, an employment and job training opportunity for teens. She was unsure if I would know the answer but was confident I could point her in the right direction.Read more