Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. My choice to join the CASA team last November was much like many decisions in my adult life - overanalyzed but well calculated. Up until this point in my career, I have always worked in healthcare as a design and marketing professional. When thinking about why this position as CASA’s Communications and Development Manager was right for me, I had to think outside of my regular 9 to 5 experiences.
Jennifer with the Savannah CASA team (left) and with single moms at a Savannah Bananas game (right).
This New Journey. I am still processing the experience of shifting my full-time focus to something closer to my after-hours passion of helping families in need. Though it has not been the easiest shift due to the pandemic and various learning curves, I have been able to gain a wealth of knowledge. Getting to know co-workers and a new work culture over Zoom plus managing CASA’s largest fundraiser from home has been a lot to process. Whether on Zoom or in person, the zeal that our team has for child advocacy is undeniable. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to use my years of design and marketing experience to highlight the great work that Savannah CASA does every day in the lives of children and families. Our team is so passionate and their enthusiasm cultivates a culture that is refreshing for me.
Beyond the culture, my new position gives me fulfillment on so many levels outside of my professional goals. It makes me happy to know that our collective efforts are really making a difference in the world and in the lives of children. We all have a purpose here on earth and being able to see that purpose in action is one of life’s greatest gifts. I am glad that I chose CASA and I hope that my work will help us impact as many lives as possible.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jennifer T. GRaham