Is it just me or does 2018 seem to be moving super fast? We are already more than halfway through the year, I am so excited to share what we’ve been up to since you last heard from me.
What We’ve Been Working On:
I am going to start by updating you on the goals I put in my last post. As I mentioned, one of our big goals is making our Kindling Workshops more scalable and available for other organizations to run since someone from the Celebrate EDU team has been teaching all of our workshops so far. Well, this quarter, we made huge strides in making the happen and hosted 2 partner-run Kindling Workshops! We hosted Kindling Instructor trainings with both partner organizations and were able to observe the workshops in action since both of the partners were here in Colorado. This helped us to see what was successful in the workshop, and also see the areas where we need to do a little more training or shift the workshop a little bit. Overall, both workshops were hugely successful and we are excited to get more partner organizations facilitating our workshops in the next few months!
We also made steps forward in growing our team! We posted 2 full-time jobs for a Partnership Manager and Evaluation & Innovation Manager. We also started looking for the right candidates to fill the roles, having some interviews and thinking through who would be a good fit. Hiring is a totally new process for us and we are learning a lot about it. We can’t wait to bring on our new Celebrate team members soon!
I think the biggest thing that happened this quarter was the Chick-fil-A Foundation True Inspiration Awards. (more…)