Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

A fond farewell

Earlier today, GHCC staff bid a fond farewell to Erin George, who for the past two years has served as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at GHCC’s Adult Learning Center (ALC). Prior to that, Erin was an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer at the ALC. After this summer, Erin will head to the University of Maryland to earn her Master’s Degree in Social Work.

As staff, students, and volunteers gathered over cake and goodbye cards, we all took a moment to share what each of us would miss about Erin.

“She is so dynamic and so bright,” said ALC teacher Sandy Love.

Director of the ALC, Garland Thomas, who joined our staff in February, said that Erin helped make his transition easier because of her attention to detail and steadfast support. “We need more people like Erin who care about the world and want to make a positive impact on community.”

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Erin and Alicia.

One adult learner, Alicia, who has been enrolled in Adult Basic Education classes since 2010, was very sad to see Erin leave. “Erin has been very encouraging and supportive. I remember when I first started and couldn’t write well. She was patient and helped me through it. I’m going to really miss her. I already do!”

“I feel like I’ve grown in this position. It’s also been nice to be part of this family of people who have hope for our community and take action to make things change,” said Erin of her experience at GHCC.

Erin, we are sad to lose you but we know you will do great things out there in the world. We wish you the BEST of luck!