April 2017 Newsletter

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Madison’s Goal of the Month: Define my career goals

By now, we’ve past the half-way mark in our year of service! I know for a lot of us that means we are really starting to think about what is happening next once we’ve finished our term and perhaps even starting to pursue new opportunities. For me, it’s quite daunting to think about what to do next: What do I want to do? Where do I want to be? Who do I want to be working for/with? I keep asking myself these questions of which I’m not at all sure of the answer, without taking the time to sit down and really think about it. This month, I want to try to take some much needed time to sit down, reflect on where I am and to think about what direction I want to be going in. Hopefully, by clearly defining the things I want and writing them down on paper, it will help to ease the stress of wondering “what’s next?”.

If you are interested in joining me in this goal, here are some great resources to help guide you while defining your own career goals:





Chef Michelle’s Easy Quiche


What says Spring has sprung more than a fresh quiche served with a refreshing salad or fruit (well, maybe the Easter bunny…)?  Anyway, try this one; it is super easy and very forgiving.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.  Bon Appetit!!!


5 large eggs

3⁄4 cup milk

1 frozen 9-inch deep dish pie shell (you can also make your own as I usually do)

2 cups shredded cheese

1 cup chopped drained cooked vegetables

1 cup diced any type of deli meat or 1 cup any other cooked diced meat, seafood or poultry**


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add filling and milk and mix well. Pour mixture into frozen pie crust.

Place quiche on cookie sheet and bake on the middle oven rack for 45-50 minutes, or until top is browned and a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Serve with a crisp green salad or maybe some fresh fruit on the side.

** This can also be a meatless quiche, just use 2 cups of veggies instead.

Kalen’s Team Service Reflection

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This past Saturday April 8, 2017 was the Triangle’s MS Walk. The walk was located at the PNC Arena. The name of Santisha’s team was Team Royalty. The team slogan was “Keep S’Myelin”.  This event was a fantastic turnout that would not have been a success without the amazing volunteers. We had a total of 20 volunteers!


Here are some photos:

The I.Q. Corner

(Inspirational Quotes that energize you to “get things done” this year) by Tracey

“When we fill our thoughts with the right things, the wrong ones have no room to enter”.

“I never lose.  Either I win or I learn”.

“F.E.A.R. can have two meanings:  Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise…the choice is yours.

Until next time…….be inspired!!!


Special Mentions

“During the week of March 24-31, NC Works Career Center (Swinburne Office) assisted in the donation drive to collect Long sleeve shirts for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers with Telamon Corporation.  These items will help protect them from harmful pesticides and dangerous high temperatures while working in the fields.  We are grateful to all participants that helped us to collect a total of 369 shirts.” – Shelby, AmeriCorps Member

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Our former AmeriCorps member Pamela was presented with an outstanding award. The award she received by Wake County Human Services was The Unsung Hero award for grandmother of the year. She was given this award due to her love and care for her six grandkids.

Congrats Pam!


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