Holiday giving builds character for Champions students

In the spirit of giving, a couple of Champions programs gave back to their community in December. Last month the Champions program at the Vandenberg World Cultures Academy in Southfield, Michigan, adopted a family in need through a program at their school. Champions students collected canned and non-perishable items for three weeks to make a…

Director learns planning ahead for summer means less stress later

For many, January is the month for looking ahead: New Year’s resolutions, goals, a fresh start. CCLC at Hershey center director Colleen Sheehan is also looking ahead this month, but her thoughts have a sunnier focus. She and her staff are getting everything ready to start summer camp enrollments. That’s right: summer in January. This…

Team Racine donates 300 books to children in need

If anyone understands the importance of sharing a book with a child it’s KinderCare teachers and staff. That’s why the Racine, Wisconsin, KinderCare team – led by center director Michelle Beauchamp and assistant director Mary Avila – participated in the annual Cops-n-Kids book giveaway event in December. District manager Ann Zogg shares her own account…

NSC A to Z: H is for Human Resources

  Name: Human Resources Size: 15 team members, mostly based at the National Support Center Known for: Helping teams be at their best, both with assessing new talent and helping current talent reach their potential. Hiring people. Habitat: The 14th floor. Migratory patterns: J Cafe, local coffee shops, food trucks, Chipotle Food: “We have the…