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CPDC Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Participants Learn How to Be Rock Star Team Members

meg3On April 23, 2015 CPDC opened up its office for the first time for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Founded in 1992 as a program specifically designed to introduce young girls to the workplace, the program has evolved into a national yearly event that offers all children a glimpse into what an office is like and a chance to dream of their own futures.

CPDC’s young visitors day included a Q&A session with President Mike Pitchford, volunteer card-making for those in need, learning what it takes to be a great team member at work and school, and fan favorites: pizza and an ice cream sundae buffet! The kids also participated in a scavenger hunt where they had the task of finding out interesting facts about several CPDC team members, across departments. Here is what they discovered, as written and reported by two participants, Sanii Reynolds and Zoë Thornton.

“Mr. Chris E. likes the color black, basketball, seafood and New Orleans. He’s interested in affordable housing and has worked at CPDC for 2 years. He was born on May 4th.”  ~Christopher Everett is a Real Estate Development Officer at CPDC.

“Mr. Jerry went to Benedict College and Howard University and has worked at CPDC for almost 8 years. He lives on 16th Street, loves the color blue and gets his suits custom-made.” ~Jerry Lane is a CPDC Accounting Manager.

“Ms. Sharea’s favorite hobby is cooking. She said that her favorite room in the whole building is the meditation room. Her favorite thing about her desk is that she has 2 monitors.” ~Sharea Colmes is CPDC’s Executive Assistant to the President.

“Mr. Leo’s favorite hobby is that he loves technology. His favorite room in the whole building is the lunch room. His dream place to go for vacation is to Disney World in Florida.” ~Leo Mira is a CPDC Staff Accountant.

“Mrs. Jennifer’s favorite hobby is to draw. She likes to be colorful. Her favorite colors are blue and green. Her dream place to go on vacation is to the Middle East because she wants to know about the culture. Her favorite thing in her office is that her little computer connects to her 2 big monitors.” ~Jennifer Fauss is CPDC’s Director of Volunteer Engagement.

Many thanks to CPDC staff for their contributions in making the inaugural Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day a memorable experience! For more pictures from the day, visit our Facebook album here.


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