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Where human needs and government intersect. The Division of Community Services promotes ongoing economic security and independence for the people of Shelby County. We do this by promoting, coordinating and delivering services that address the underlying conditions for well-being and justice. We strive to be a highly organized team and partner, dedicated to promoting a strong community where all people are able to reach their full potential.

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November 2019 Staff News

Posted on November 21, 2019 at 3:27 PM by Janet Lo

Office of Community Engagement and Outreach

The Division Cares About You
Burnout is a real thing. Work and life challenges can wear you thin, but self-care is the perfect antidote.  The Division of Community Services is pleased to announce its division-wide employee self-care program called:

Working Towards Wellness – A Lifelong Season of Self-Care
This program has four components: nutrition, aerobics, relaxation, and mindset/motivation/emotional well-being. Throughout the year, we will provide employer-sponsored activities that will support and encourage our employees in their commitment to self-care.  Activities may include bringing in a motivational speaker, an organized activity, or just a reminder that services are available.  Employees are encouraged to take from the program what works in their own lives and add to it where needed.    

2019-11 self care tea2019-11 self care tea ambassadorsThe kick-off for the program is the Division-wide (No-Go) Tea Party held on November 26.   All employees received a “teabag” invitation and were encouraged to take a “mental break” from their workday and enjoy a cup of tea at their desks – all at the same exact time. After enjoying their cup of tea, employees returned to their desks refreshed and rejuvenated.   

Throughout the months of November and December Employee Assistance Program (EAP) wellness seminars entitled Thriving Through the Holidays and Work-Life Balance are being offered at the various Division of Community Services locations for all employees.    

Staff Changes
Jacqueline McDuffie has joined the Agency’s family as a Temp for CSBG.  Genina Newsom and Magaly Ramirez were formerly temps, but have rejoined us a permanent staff members!

2019-11 Staff JMcDuffieJacqueline McDuffie is 26 years old and has lived in Memphis most of her life. She graduated from Kirby High school with honors in 2011.  Jacqueline’s favorite food is soul food, her favorite place to shop is Wal-Mart, and favorite color is red.  Jacqueline says, “I’m in love with red roses.”   She has two daughters and loves to write.  Jacqueline is infatuated with quotes and loves fashion.

2019-11 Staff GNewmonGenina Newmon
is originally from Memphis. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science and Government. She is a mother of two precious children, a boy and a girl. Genina enjoys traveling the country, looking for the world's largest roller coasters. She is looking forward to bringing her knowledge and compassion for helping others to contribute towards the mission of Shelby County Government.

2019-11 Staff MRamirezMagaly Ramirez was born in St. Clair, Illinois and  was raised in Memphis. Magaly’s roots are Mexican and American.  She is 22 years old and a mother of two amazing children.  She recently went from a temporary worker to permanent with the
 LIHEAP program as a Clerical specialist. Magaly says her goal is to provide great customer service along with Spanish translation for the Latinx community.

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