Erin is one of our most decorated corpsmembers at CCNB. Erin consistently takes advantage of opportunities to develop her skills, earn her high school diploma, and discover her career goals. Because of this, she has been part of our family for almost four years while she explored new parts of our program. Her supervisors recognize her as a hard worker, a team player, and a detail-oriented achiever. During her time at CCNB, she has been on the Natural Resource Crew, Zero Waste Crew, and completed a year-long internship with Sonoma Water. She has even earned the Perfect Attendance award over 12 times, the most of any corpsmember here.
Erin is originally from Zimbabwe, and her education credentials did not carry over to the United States. Erin entered CCNB needing several credits for her high school diploma and immediately started working diligently toward earning them. Erin has faced many challenges in moving to America but overcame one of those challenges by conquering her fears of public speaking. She has made many friends through the program and come out of her shell more and more over time; working with our Career Pathways team and her fellow corpsmembers, Erin was able to obtain her driver’s license, file taxes, and complete all the credits needed for her high school diploma. Erin walked in our Summer 2019 high school graduation ceremony and was one of our keynote speakers; her appreciation for the journey was palpable and moving.
Erin has been promoted twice, held leadership positions like Assistant Crew Leader, and earned an impressive number of certifications: Sawyer, Chipper, and Forklift Operator just to name a few. All in all, Erin’s accomplishments in her time at CCNB are a testament to her work ethic and drive. We could not be more proud of her as she moves into a new job with Sonoma County Regional Parks.