A job is just a piece of the solution

One afternoon recently we received a frantic telephone call from a Vogel mom.  She was at her brand new job, a job that pays better than minimum wage and could be the start of better things for her and her 4-year-old daughter.  This job, combined with support from her housing program and Vogel Alcove, could be her ticket to re-establishing herself with self-sufficiency and independence.

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Bringing color to your future path: Girls’ Day at the Frankfurt site in Germany

What does a chemistry company do? Twelve girls between the ages of 14 and 16 took advantage of Girls’ Day to seek answers to this question at the Emulsion Polymers lab at our Frankfurt production site. Founded in 2001, this annual event is designed to allow girls in this age group an insight into a variety of companies, institutions and organizations to see what exciting jobs they have to offer. After a safety briefing and a short introduction to Celanese, it was down to business for the girls. Well equipped with safety coats and glasses and split into groups of four, the young ladies learned about what a day at the lab looks like. In addition, they had the chance to peek behind the scenes at the field of natural sciences.

 

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The Listening Habit

I confess. I binge on business books, and can consume them like food.

I think most business books are like popcorn — enjoyable when hot and fresh, with some great nuggets of knowledge, but often you’re left wanting more. It’s like expecting a dinner, but settling for a snack.

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How CCA is Helping to Bring Hope and Change Lives

My name is Courtney and I am a single mother who came to Christian Community Action (CCA) at the suggestion of a friend. I had been on bed rest for months through a difficult pregnancy, and was unemployed. I had lost my home due to a recent divorce and was also unable to make my car payments. I was only able off the street because relatives gave me and my children a room.

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Five Commuting and Travel Tips

What did your most hectic commute look like? Or your worst travel experience?  In the weeks since my last post, I’ve had a few mishaps while commuting to, or traveling for, work. I ran into more car trouble than I care to remember, tripped over my own gym bag while running into the office, and had an embarrassing run-in with airport security. So, I’ve been left wondering—what could make my morning commutes and my future travel experiences run smoothly and safely?

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