RESOURCE’s Achieving Dreams Awards are presented to individuals, organizations and businesses that we want to recognize and thank for their notable commitment and involvement in our work. Each recipient is recognized for involvement in three service areas: employment services, career education, and chemical and mental health services. One award is given from an overall organization perspective.
This year, our awardees included Amerprise Financial, Medica (Behavioral Health), Park Nicollet, and UPS. Three of these wonderful businesses are represented as members of CVC-TC. All four awardees have shown RESOURCE tremendous support that we are very grateful for.
Ameriprise Financial was selected because of their ongoing support with our employment program serving low-income working mothers. In this program, RESOURCE helps mothers increase their income through career advancement services. Ameriprise not only helps this program with funding but also has employees that volunteer to educate the families about their finances so that they can make better decisions about their earnings.
Medica’s Behavioral Health division has been a long-time supporter of the work we do in helping individuals recover from addiction and mental illness. They have chosen to partner with RESOURCE to provide a number of different services to their members, so we chose to award them this award to show our appreciation.
Park Nicollet’s relationship with our career education programming runs deep, from helping our students practice interviewing skills and fine-tuning their resume to playing a huge role in the development of our Health Support Training program and its curriculum. One of our volunteers from Park Nicollet even coaches our job seekers on how to be successful in their phone interview screening.
UPS started volunteering with RESOURCE in 2007. HR employees have volunteered in the area of work-readiness, helping job seekers and students in our training programs. They helped them learn about employer expectations, practice their interviewing skills, and create polished resumes. UPS sales employees started initially participating in episodic events like meal preparation and mock interviewing, then expanded their commitment in 2014 by developing a VolunTEAM. The team made a six-month volunteer commitment in which one team member each week volunteered during job club. Each team member volunteered about one time per month.
For more information on the awards or on how to become involved with RESOURCE, please contact Samantha Sleeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.