Students stage walkouts to honor Florida shooting victims

AURORA, Ill. — One week after 17 people were killed at a Florida school, high school students across the Aurora area joined others nationwide in staging walkouts. At noon Wednesday, Feb. 21, students in Aurora, Oswego, St. Charles and Batavia walked out of class, seeking to remember those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in… Continue reading Students stage walkouts to honor Florida shooting victims

JANUARY 2018 | Make a resolution that will benefit your career for years to come

JANUARY 2018 | Make a resolution that will benefit your career for years to comeIn honor of National Mentoring Month, we’ve outlined a few tips to help you find a mentor in 2018.

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Resolve to Find a Mentor in 2018

While finding a mentor may not be at the top of your new year’s resolutions list, there are plenty of reasons to make mentorship a priority – from advancing your career and networking to supporting a career change. In honor of National Mentoring Month, we’ve outlined a few tips to help you find a mentor in 2018.

How can you find a mentor? First, check with your supervisor or HR department to see if you can participate in a formal mentorship program through your employer. You may also benefit from having multiple mentors some of which you will need to connect with on your own. Take a look at this advice on how best to find and keep a mentor.

Think outside the box. Don’t think that a mentor has to be ‘you,’ five years on. Sometimes that’s the case, but unconventional mentors can be just as valuable. Think about people you admire for qualities that can help boost your career. There are some great examples here of how you can find a mentor that might not be so obvious.

Find a mentor during your first year as a faculty member. Having a mentor during your first year as a faculty member can be invaluable, as you’re able to learn from someone who’s been there before you and navigated the sometimes-rocky path.

Happy national mentoring month and good luck!

The HERC Jobs Team

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Gleaners Community Food Bank of SE Michigan: Urgent Need for Volunteers in January and February

Urgent Need for Volunteers in January and February

Despite the cold and snow, the need to feed our hungry neighbors continues, and we urgently need your help.

Please consider helping with these critical initiatives:

My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery – A nutrition-focused pop-up grocery that provides families and individuals who have limited access to affordable, healthy foods with a new shopping option within their communities. Volunteers are needed to greet shoppers, assemble orders, and assist with market set-up and tear-down. Two-hour weekday day and early evening shifts. To learn more and sign up: http://myneighborhoodmobilegrocery.gcfb.volunteerhub.com/.

Henry’s Groceries for Health – Ride in a van with a Gleaners staff member to assist in delivering boxes of food directly to people in need in their homes. Three to four hour weekday shifts originating at the Detroit warehouse. For more information and to share your availability, please contact Julie Ptasznik at jptasznik.

Mercado Pantry – Stock shelves or assist clients with selecting food at Gleaners southwest Detroit client-choice pantry. 3 – 4.5 hour weekday and Saturday shifts. To learn more and sign up: jptasznik.

Details about all Gleaners volunteer opportunities, including group opportunities at the distribution centers, may be found at www.gcfb.org.

Thank you for your generous past support and for your consideration. We are grateful.

Denise M. Leduc

Director, President’s Office

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

2131 Beaufait | Detroit, MI | 48207

313-923-3535 ext. 404 (O) | 248-330-5986 (C)

dleduc www.gcfb.org

Gleaners Community Food Bank of SE Michigan, 2131 Beaufait St., Detroit, Michigan 48207