Morning Light Home Assistant Dai'ja Lewis (right, with Operations Manager Rachael Winbush) holds the official notification that she has attained her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification. Ms. Lewis was the first Morning Light employee to benefit from the organization's new scholarship program, designed to promote the importance of training and career development, especially for Abbie Hunt Bryce Home staff. The Abbie Hunt Bryce Home is one of the few in the country that provides free living arrangements for the terminally ill who have nowhere else to stay. A local foundation provided the first $1,000 scholarship that secured the training and represented about half the cost to sponsor Dai'ja's class time. Under the program, Dai'ja will receive a slight pay increase to reflect her new expertise. She will also pay back some of her tuition over the next few months. However, if she remains a Morning Light employee for a specified period of time, those payments will be refunded. Morning Light Executive Director CEO Tom Fodor bevies this program will underscore the value of continuing education and also help to retain talented employees.
Morning Light has already received two other $1,000 scholarships from local donors and more will be needed. To find out how you can help, please email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abbie Hunt Bryce Home residents are always in need of food, clothing, and other household and living supplies. If you wish to donate, contact the Home at 317.860.0484.
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