On Monday, July 10, 2017, Ardath M. Cade Scholarship recipients joined the scholarship fund’s namesake, donors and housing and community development leaders in Anne Arundel County for bagels to share the positive impact the awards are having on them professionally. ACDS Projects Planner, Janay Brunson said,
“As a newly hired Projects Planner, I needed training on CDBG. The scholarship fund allowed me to attend the Basically CDBG training in Atlanta Georgia. Now, I can make a greater impact in the community by guiding non-profit organizations towards their goals of ending homelessness and providing emergency financial assistance. Thanks to the Ardath Cade Scholarship I am better prepared to serve the community’s most vulnerable populations.”
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Scholarship awardees for CY 2016/2017 included:
Janay Brunson, ACDS, Projects Planner- $500 to attend the HUD Basically CDBG training in Atlanta Georgia so that she can provide technical assistance and grants to Anne Arundel nonprofit organizations serving the county’s neediest citizens.
Chauncey Hall, ACDS, Program Director – $1,000 to attend the Management Concepts’ Leadership Skills and Techniques course to support his professional development as he manages a team of six to implement housing and financial empowerment programs that serve Anne Arundel County’s low and moderate income households.
Jennifer Lagrotteria, Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Director of Resource Development – $1,000 toward Leadership Anne Arundel’s Flagship program focused on building community knowledge, developing leadership skills, and gaining an understanding of community trusteeship to help better “connect the dots” for BGCAA’s 5 Clubhouses throughout the county.
Kameisha Spencer, Community Action Agency, Housing Counselor in Training- $1,000 to attend NeighborWorks America’s Housing Counseling certification program and become a HUD certified housing counselor to both provide housing counseling and eviction prevention counseling. The scholarship award also allowed the Community to leverage other funding and send a second housing counselor to an earlier NeighborWorks training this year.
Spring Meadows Council of Unit Owner’s – Up to $500 can be used to reimburse Spring Meadows condominium association board members and volunteers for fees to attend Community Association Institute (CAI) trainings and build the community’s capacity to address community development challenges.
Also attending the event were several housing and community development leaders who talked about their history of working at the State and County over the last 30 years. Addressing the recent scholarship recipients, AMC Scholarship namesake, Ardath Cade said, “I hope that the scholarship funding provides the educational and professional development opportunities which give you all the foundation you need as the next generation of housing and community development leaders!”