Farewell to Jeremy and Luby!

RTC Mercy Corps NW Another Look 10-15-15 2015-86The RTC is experiencing some significant staff changes in the next few weeks. Our Housing Navigator, Jeremy Nichols, and our Employment Navigator, Luby Wind, will be heading off to new adventures this summer!
Jeremy is moving to Chicago and Luby will be focusing on her work at our sister organization, Mercy Corps as well as her own entrepreneurial efforts. While we are sad to see them go, we are excited for both of them as they move forward!
Jeremy came to the RTC in August of 2013 and was later hired on as a full time staff member focusing on helping increase housing opportunities for individuals with felony convictions in their backgrounds. “I am going to miss the amazing community of the RTC. I feel like I have grown so much as a person. Frankly this has always felt like more than a job, it feels like its part of my identity. I will forever be someone who works to make sure our neighbors and citizens returning from incarceration are treated with respect and dignity, as well as given the opportunities that they need to succeed,” said Jeremy
LubyStarting as an RTC volunteer, Luby couldn’t pass up the chance to help guide our returning citizens on their employment path as a staff person in June 2014. Whether organizing in-house workshops to assist our job seekers, providing post employment job coaching, being a sounding board for a difficult interview or match making employers with job seekers, Luby has enjoyed every minute.  “Good honest work is like medicine for those simply want and deserve a fair chance to demonstrate their skills and abilities regardless of their past. I’ve really grown – forming good relationships and collaborating with staff and community partners who deeply care about the issues related to reentry, but are also passionate about long lasting solutions.”
We would like to emphasize that the RTC will still provide housing and employment navigation services through the RTC’s Primary Navigators, Ailene, Alverda and Felton. This is asummer of transition for the RTC and its extended family but we are excited for what the future holds.

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