It's official - I have a new job!
I just finished my first full week as the new Communications Manager at Common Ground, an organization that is working to end homelessness here in New York City. In 2004, Common Ground pioneered an innovative model (that was soon adopted by NYC) that pairs safe, affordable housing with on-site social services. This model tosses out the old idea that homeless people must first achieve sobriety and health before they can handle permanent housing. Common Ground has proven that affordable supportive housing can actually be the life-changing factor that puts individuals back on a path to productive, healthy lives.
I am so excited to be doing communications in support of this effort.
On Friday, I dug right in and got my hands all code-y – I got the keys to our organization’s brand new website, commonground.org. I’ll also be leading a new intranet project that I hope will make it easier for employees to find the information they’re looking for and connect with their fellow do-gooders.
I am so relieved to come inside from the job hunt. It’s ferocious out there. But I’ll write about how tough it was some other time. Today, I’m all smiles and sighs of relief.
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