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In 2019, AHCC’s Growth Team identified three affirmations to help define who we are and where we want to go. Since that time, Inquiry, Acceptance, and Impact have helped guide our programming, decision-making, and opportunities for involvement. 

One way identified to create a positive impact on our community is to create new partnerships with area organizations. Growth Team members Wanda Williams-McCormack and Rev. Mia Douglas have teamed up with AHCC member Nicole Miller, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Goodwin University, to mentor students from Goodwin University. These students are adult learners who have entered college not necessarily directly after high school. Many have returned to college following work experiences, others are recent graduates and enter through the summer Bridge program. 

The aim of the mentoring program is to provide real world experiential insight to these young adults who often decide on a career path without any actual experience in the area they have chosen. A total of 15 to 20 volunteers are being sought in the following career paths: Business/Entrepreneurial Strategies; Nursing/Pediatrics and general operating room nursing; Dental Hygienist; Military; and Public Health. Volunteer mentors will be asked to form a professional relationship with the students to help guide them into the future. 

To learn more about how you can get involved, be sure to attend worship on February 2 to hear Nicole speak about the program. If you are not able to attend or would like more information, please contact Rev. Mia Douglas at or 860.216.9834.