Staff News

In an effort to keep our staff connected with news and events pertaining to their work and training at Walnut Street Center and in the Direct Support field we offer regularly updated news and information here:


Employee of the month listing

  • January – Amanda Faria
  • February – Amaline Maxi
  • March – Savara Willis
  • April – Calvin Jones
  • May – Barbara Wanyana
  • June – Eunice Okomu
  • July – Margaret Nganga
  • August – Margaret Flaherty
  • September – Jane Mwaura
  • October – Etsub Moges
  • November – Phyllis Wangoe

Volunteers

New staff input committee being formed – Looking for one volunteer from each department to represent their department at quarterly meeting. The objective of the meetings is to hear directly from staff what they would like to see happening in the agency.

Building updates

We will be in our new location the first week of June 2017.

Staff Suggestions

The following suggestions were made by staff:

  • Vans have dedicated spaces that are numbered.
    • That’s a great idea! Let’s implement it when we get to the new site.
  • Individuals would like to be involved in painting a new mural on the new building.
    • That’s a great idea! Let’s implement it when we get to the new site.
  • We would like a crosswalk with a street light in front of the new building.
    • While that’s a great idea we are not sure that it can be implemented in the new building. Mystic Ave is a state controlled road and that means we would need to make the request to the state, which is difficult. The state would then have to incur a big expense not only to install a light but also to hire engineers to determine how the new light would affect traffic patterns. Also, there is a crosswalk with no light that already exists there and finally, there is a crosswalk with a traffic light one block away from the building.
  • We would like an entrance off of Bonner St.
    • While that’s a great idea we are not sure that it can be implemented in the new building. WSC decided not to access the site off Bonner St. since Bonner is residential and we thought the traffic would be difficult for our neighbors to accept.