Cumberland Community Action Program News

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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones joined CCAP Corporate staff during 2011 as Computer Systems Technician. Jones was searching for a new position to challenge his expertise and knowledge where he could continue developing as a person and professional. That is when he discovered CCAP. Jones loves what he does and is thankful to have the opportunity to learn more every day and loves the supportive working environment CCAP offers.

“What I do every day helps build a solid platform for organizational growth and for my colleagues to perform the important work they do for this community. Beginning my career at CCAP this year certainly changed my career path, and I am happy to pass that onto those we serve in any way I can.”

Debra Slaughter

While Debra Slaughter was unemployed in 2011, she decided to accept a suggestion from her daughter to volunteer with the ASPIRE Program. She ended up filing program participants records, checking for appropriate documentation. According to Slaughter, she enjoys volunteering with the program and notes how nice the ASPIRE employees are and what a comfortable and friendly working environment it is there.

“Volunteering is a great thing to do, because when we give of ourselves, we get a sense of gratification,” she said. “When you make a difference to help someone else, in the long run, you’re really helping yourself too.”

Julia Brown

After signing up for the ASPIRE program hoping to learn about employment opportunities, Julia Brown began volunteering with Head Start and also went back to school. Shortly after enrolling at Fayetteville Technical Community College as a full-time student she was offered a full-time temporary program support aide position with Head Start which soon led to a full-time permanent position.

“I was working full-time and was a full-time student and at the end of the semester I found out I had made the President’s list,” she said. “All the hard work is paying off.”

Zephrim Lewis

Zephrim Lewis decided to enroll in the ASPIRE Program after he found himself unemployed with a child on the way. Upon entering the program, he received assistance in resume building and job leads. Shortly after starting the ASPIRE Program Lewis received a job as a customer service representative with a local bank and within seven months he was promoted to a supervisor position.

“Starting the ASPIRE Program was pretty exciting from the beginning” said Lewis. “My case manager was very efficient and vocal in staying on top of me to make sure I was applying for jobs and following up with them.”