Kathryn Towns Founder’s Award – March 2013

I was privileged to attend on March 22 the 35th Anniversary Breakfast of P.R.O.B.E. (Potential Re-entry Opportunities in Business and Education) at the Hershey Country Club, and to witness Elaine Strokoff receive the Kathryn Towns Founders Award. Founded in 1978 by Kathryn Towns, P.R.O.B.E.’s primary goal is to enable displaced homemakers to enter and remain in the workforce.  P.R.O.B.E. provides intensive career counseling, career readiness classes, new skills training, child care, and transportation resources.  Its counseling process is specifically designed for displaced homemakers and single parents to achieve economic independence for themselves and their families.  Additional support services also continue throughout placement in training or jobs.

As a graduate of the program following a period of her life as a homemaker, Elaine credits P.R.O.B.E. with giving her the skills and motivation to re-enter the job market and to discover a vocation in non-profit public service. Thank goodness for an organization like this that inspired Elaine to a career in public service that led her to her current work as Executive Director of Downtown Daily Bread! The qualifications for the award are that the recipient demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in pursuit of personal and professional goals; provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others; and capture Kathryn Town’s vision of empowerment of others and promoting equality in the development of human potential.

Congratulations to Elaine for this award and for her commitment to service!

Dr. Russell C. Sullivan, Jr. – Pastor

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