With her new job at UPS going well, her birth certificate and driver’s license secured, and her health issues on the mend, Wendy will soon wrap up her work with Senge. But their connection will continue to motivate Senge long after Wendy moves on.
“For me, it’s all about meeting the people,” she says. “I love the interaction. Yes, the stories can be heartfelt, but knowing that I’ve done my part and knowing that I brought a smile to their face and the fact that they have someone to talk to about these things, I’m glad I can be that person.”
That connection to others has also been enhanced by the Community Resource Hub, which brings its members together to share stories, challenges, and lessons learned. They do this through periodic Zoom and in-person conferences.
“We have partner meetings at least once a month, when we all gather together and we discuss what is going on with our organizations, what needs to be improved, what needs to be changed, what can we do, what do we need help with, and sharing what we are doing to improve.”
“For me, it’s interesting to hear everyone’s stories, what are common threads and learning about each other. We don’t get to see each other every day, but when we do get together in person, just hearing the stories and learning about what everybody’s going through in their respective organizations is really cool.”