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January 09, 2019 Resident Programs

Maplewood Hosts Professional Development Workshop

Long time Community HousingWorks (CHW) Maplewood Apartments resident Gretchen is a senior and owner of a small online business. Her creativity and initiative called her to start a business where she could share her jewelry and fashion designs. To take her business to the next level, she searched for resources to help her improve her professional skills.

In December, Gretchen went to Maplewood’s Community Center to meet with a career coach from Community Linkages. Maplewood Community Building Coordinator (CBC) Emma organized the event at the request of residents who wanted to learn how to build their resumes and improve their career prospects. The workshop was tailored to meet the needs of residents. Gretchen worked one-on-one with the coach to discuss her small business and marketing techniques she could use to attract new clients. 

"I wish more residents were able to attend this workshop,” Gretchen says. “The content provided was so helpful to me and gave me new skills to apply to my business."

Participants left the workshop with a free USB drive, donated by USB Memory Direct to store and access their resumes and other business documents wherever they go. Emma looks forward to introducing more professional workshops to Maplewood residents to help them achieve life-changing career goals. 


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