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Jul 30 2013

July Employee of the Month: Pekoula Cox!

By | July 30th, 2013|Voices|2 Comments

It was my pleasure, on the first day of working at Gateway Center exactly one year ago today, to interview Ms. Cox, who would become our receptionist.  There is no one working at Gateway Center that does not respect and revere her fantastic professionalism and kind demeanor   We are lucky to have her and proud that [...]

Jul 25 2013

Learning and Laughter

By | July 25th, 2013|Voices|0 Comments

Today's blog post is by Ashley Latham, the Administrative Coordinator at Gateway Center. Ashley has been working with us since February and is completely over-qualified.  Three days into the beginning of this year, my friend, Molly Heacock (Community Relations Director), reached out to me about a job with the Gateway Center (GWC). I was ecstatic [...]

Jul 23 2013

Sheep and Such

By | July 23rd, 2013|Voices|1 Comment

Today's guest post comes to us from Bec Cranford-Smith, our esteemed Volunteer Coordinator.  Bec is also a pastor in her community, and her post today comes from her perspective. These thoughts represent Bec Cranford only and not those of Gateway Center as a whole.  If you have an interest in volunteering, then please get in touch! [...]

Jul 22 2013

Why Poverty?

By | July 22nd, 2013|Issues|0 Comments

http://youtu.be/otSimrb5rcs By: Jason Tatum The clip you just watched was part of a multi-episode series made by the BBC.  In looking at a history of poverty there are several questions that we must wrestle with.  Is poverty actually an inevitable outcome of society?  Do the presence of free markets insist on the creation of unequal [...]

Jul 19 2013

Partner Spotlight: Regional Commission on Homelessness

By | July 19th, 2013|Partners|0 Comments

By: Jason Tatum The connection between Gateway Center and the Regional Commission on Homelessness is deeper than anyone could imagine. Thanks to the Commission's support and leadership, Gateway Center has been able to become what it is today.  As Gateway has modeled each floor of our facility with themes such as health, income, basic needs, [...]

Jul 18 2013

When We Should On People

By | July 18th, 2013|Voices|1 Comment

Today's guest post comes to us from Bec Cranford-Smith, our esteemed Volunteer Coordinator.  Bec is also a pastor in her community, and her post today comes from her perspective. These thoughts represent Bec Cranford only and not those of Gateway Center as a whole.  If you have an interest in volunteering, then please get in [...]

Jul 16 2013

Meet the Intern (Part 4): Jill

By | July 16th, 2013|Voices|1 Comment

Note: Today's blog wraps up a series by our interns.  Jillian Barker comes to us through Mission Year and has worked with Jenna Pounds to run our Faces of Homelessness Speaker's Bureau.  Beyond the Stories: My Year at the Gateway Center By: Jillian Barker When I was accepted into Mission Year and found out I [...]

Jul 11 2013

Meet the Intern (Part 3): Jenna

By | July 11th, 2013|Voices|2 Comments

Note: Today's blog comes to us via Jenna, an intern that has been with us all year.  Her time is coming to a close, so we've asked her to reflect upon her year spent  at Gateway.  Last year, as my college graduation was fast approaching, I decided to commit to a yearlong service program called [...]

Jul 9 2013

Meet the Intern (Part 2): Graham

By | July 9th, 2013|Voices|0 Comments

Note: Today's blog is an interview with another one of our summer interns, Graham. Graham is a wizard at free-style rapping.  If 5 people share this blog via Facebook or Twitter, we'll post a video of him demonstrating his skills.  Jason: Who are you, my ask? Graham: My name is Graham Colton, and I’m a [...]

Jul 1 2013

Meet the Intern (Part 1): Kayla

By | July 1st, 2013|Voices|0 Comments

Note: Today's article is from Kayla, one of our summer interns. Feel free to welcome her in the comments section!  By: Kayla “Excuse me, can you spare me some change?” I quickly shook my head, rolled up my window, and drove on. These encounters were infrequent, but were always unsettling for me. Coming from the [...]

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