Case Manager (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – November 10, 2016
A typical day at work was never the same. I helped diverse groups with different problems. I learned how to keep records in a computerized system. I learned the programs offered by the company. I interpret the company's mission. my co workers worked together as a team. The hardest part of the job was not being able to assist everyone. The most enjoyable part of the job was the small difference made in a customers situation.
Center Education Coordinator (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – August 8, 2016
This is a highly political work place and there is a current culture of volatility. There has been large turn over in staff in the last few years so there is a feeling of instability and lack of leadership. There are many changes taking place that may change the culture, but overall the working community is very disgruntled and feeling very underappreciated. The teachers are hard working, dedicated individuals that take a very difficult job and tackle it head on.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Gurnee, IL – October 7, 2016
the job was fast paced and I loved it that way my day goes by so much faster I have no problem with that. They were a little rude sometimes but I got over it. other than that I loved my job there also.
Community Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – March 15, 2016
overall ok job but gained good experience wasnt to fond of higher management loved helping people in need out at times difficult situations were often being what the job consisted of but loved doing it. the best part was being able to help someone out in tough situations.
great schedule, great hours, good payand very flexible on time need off
unorganized, bad upper management, things never explained/trained improperly, no one was on the same page
Clerk (Current Employee) – Madera, CA – December 29, 2015
My typical day at work is be on time check my work, do the most important work/task first . Since i started working at Community Action Partnership i have learned that every jog or task is important. All my co-workers are very friendly and hard working ladies. I enjoy my job every day.
Run for the hills, if you are an experienced professional.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – March 28, 2016
Although the organization has been around for approximately 25 years, there has been constant turnover in top leadership for various reasons. The organization employs about 10-11 staff (which includes top management). A good number of the staff are recent college graduates with less than two years of work experience. Great staff and always willing to assist others when asked.
The upside to working at this organization is it gives college graduates a chance to get their feet wet while working in a "professional" environment. Warning! DO NOT linger... get in and out as soon as you can!
I could go on and on about the downside to working at CAP, but I rather save the energy. Suffice to say that if you have any kind of extensive work experience, this is not where you want to land unless your'e in transition or it is a means to an end.
great front line staff
Poor leadership across the board, inexperienced supervisor, unreasonable timelines to complete assignments, inconsistent priorities, what's a priority today is no longer a priority at all until months later without notice, low staff morale
Intern (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – December 28, 2015
On a typical day of my volunteer work I would first begin entering any new surveys into survey monkey. These surveys were question on how to improve the Elmwood Community Center and what the community thought we should add for free classes. I would later go on to helping the social service department. Either making calls to residents or making folders that would later help out a resident. On days that were slow I would help the volunteer coordinator wit h making copies and organizing her paper work. I would call residents to make sure they are attending meetings or the parent leadership program later that day. I learned to make surveys and input data. I learned the basics of a case managers job and I learned to be an office assistant. The people I got to work upon were amazing. I wouldn't have had it any other way. Everyone was friendly and caring. I enjoyed everyday there and every part of the day. I loved working in the environment and the office.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Garden Grove, CA – January 12, 2016
They do great work for people in the community who need assistance. Whether it is creating care packages of food for the poor or putting together lunch sacks for needy kids. All the work that is done at this facility is great.
Operator (Former Employee) – Decatur, AL – August 18, 2015
Once again helping others to get the help they needed on a daily basis. I learned to look deeply into my community and those around me for others that could and were willing to help those in need. the people I worked with were more than co-workers, they were friends and family. The hardest part of the job was knowing that eventually the grant woould run out and I would have to move on.
Instructional Aide (Former Employee) – San Luis Obispo, CA – October 5, 2015
I really like working here I was able to work with children and that was fun I also learned how to manage diffrent behaviors of children and how to approach situations. Met alot of diffrent people and I really like that.