An Open Letter to Families
Author: Janelle St. Charles, Director of Out-of-School-Time Programs
It is with mixed emotions that I am writing this letter to let you know I will be leaving Cambridge Community Center at the end of September. I have accepted a position at Dearborn Academy STEP Program as a Behavior Specialist.
This decision was a difficult one to make. While I am excited for this new adventure, I am saddened at leaving the CCC. I began working here in 2011 as group leader, and returned each summer until 2014 when I was promoted to the Director position. This after school and summer program and the CCC have brought me so much joy in the time that I have worked here and I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to say that. I have learned a lot about myself and your children have helped me become a better youth worker. I also want to thank you all for being supportive and understanding during my time here and being willing to offer feedback about how we can improve the programs and the Center as a whole.
I have also been lucky to have worked with such a phenomenal staff for this last year. I am also pleased to announce that we have six returning Group Leaders this fall: Jerry Altidor, Sayi Kabongo, Rachel Kinch, Latifah James, Gail Jones and Elton Vaz. They are dedicated, compassionate, talented group leaders committed to providing quality care for your children.
We have started the search for a new Director, and my hope is to have someone in this position soon so that I can begin their transition and training. Darrin will also be supporting the new person and the program after I leave.
Thank you all for making my time here so important and memorable. The Cambridge Community Center has a special place in my heart and always will. Please feel free to contact me or anyone at the Center with questions, concern, etc.
Janelle St. Charles