My main responsibility was to work with inner city children, so this meant that driving distances and neighborhoods were less than favorable. Although this was a general opinion, it was one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. It allowed me to be close to the community and it opened my eyes to the reality of the day-to-day living within.
Management was always flexible, understanding, and demanding of our skills in order to serve the community properly. Because this was not a team-oriented job it was difficult to have a professional relationship with a colleague but on the occasions when we were asked to attend school fairs and represent the company then it was always interesting to exchange experiences and advice.
The most difficult part of the job was not being able to do more for the children and families in these communities. The best was when the children would express their gratitude at the end of the program and say "Miss, I thought I wasn't going to learn anything".