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Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)

Saint Mary’s East 607 East 26th Street, Erie, PA 16504 814/451-0621 Saint Mary’s at Asbury Ridge 4855 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506 814/836-5300 www.StMarysHome.org

18 West 9th Street Erie, PA 16501 Phone: 814/459-4581 Website: www.gecac.org

GECAC Work-Readiness Program The Greater Erie Community Action Committee, better known as GECAC, believes Erie is a place of endless opportunity. GECAC has more than 50 years of real-life experience helping families succeed. As Erie County’s poverty-fighting organization, GECAC helps: 1) hardworking, low-income families, 2) seniors living on a fixed income, 3) wage earners suddenly out of work, and 4) residents returning to our community from incarceration. GECAC is looking to the future with a renewed focus on engaging the entire community to work with residents living in poverty. We are focused on results and measuring our impact. GECAC is launching new initiatives, developing new partnerships and identifying new resources to do what we do best — community building, human service delivery and advocating for low-income families. Erie needs a robust and well-trained workforce. However, many individuals

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Danny Jones, Chief Executive Officer

lack the training and soft skills that will help them get — and keep — good jobs. To help businesses find

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qualified workers and to assist workers in developing career and life skills, GECAC offers the Work Certified™ program. The Work Certified™ program is a national program that focuses on customized soft skills and work readiness training to ensure performance, production and retention of employees. The Work Certified™ program is designed for pre-employment and incumbent workers, focusing on soft skills, which leads to a certificate of work readiness. The program is the perfect tool for individuals seeking entry-level to intermediate-level employment. It is also an excellent resource for employers looking to train existing employees or a resource that can be used to ensure employers get the best candidates for their jobs. Currently, GECAC is the only organization licensed to teach the

Saint Mary’s Home of Erie President and Chief Executive Officer Sister Phyllis McCracken, SSJ

Campus Life at Saint Mary’s Home of Erie


At Saint Mary’s Home of Erie, quality of life is measured in many different ways. The retirement community for seniors that has been fostered over the past 132 years not only offers a continuum of care, but a place where life abounds. Both campuses, Saint Mary’s East and Saint Mary’s at Asbury Ridge, offer beautiful amenities that enhance lifestyles and create space for engaging experiences among residents, family and friends. Across the hall from one another at Saint Mary’s East, live Theresa and the Grotto on campus, helping Chuck to discover the beauty and

Residents Mary Kellogg (left) and Berta Liedtke (center) enjoy

“A close friend and I explored different options for me, but nothing compared to Saint Mary’s. We chose it because it was the best,” Chuck

of Erie. Pictured helping (far right) is Maintenance Team Leader Michael Corey. Off-campus transportation is provided at Saint Mary’s Home of Erie.

the off-campus transportation provided at Saint Mary’s Home

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Work Certified™ curriculum throughout a six-county region. Work Certified™ is an employer-driven program where employers design the curriculum around their needs. Employees must master nearly 50 competencies before they are certified to be ready to work. The program will ensure that graduates are competent in areas like customer service, work ethic and accountability to digital technology, business literacy and critical analysis. Our goal is to prepare your future employees with the soft skills and behaviors that will ensure their success in your workplace. Join us in transforming your workplace and our community. To learn more about Work Certified™ contact Ben Wilson, WorkForce Division, at 814/459-4581 or bwilson@gecac.org.

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explains. Originally from Virginia, Chuck spent much of his life traveling in the military with his late wife before settling and deciding to stay in Erie. “I’m very happy here so far. Everyone has been friendly and helpful and it’s a beautiful place,” Chuck says. As they talk in the Residential Courtyard, Theresa is stunned at how much time has passed since she was once new to Saint Mary’s. “I was surprised to have been here four years already!” she laughs. Theresa continues, “My daughter lives out of state, but I like everything here and I have friends that visit so I stayed. My apartment has a beautiful view of the courtyard and the campus is lovely! It’s home now, I love it here.” While Saint Mary’s offers spacious grounds and plenty of activities on-campus, maintaining connection to the Erie community is an important

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part of life for their residents, which is why transportation off-campus is also provided. Mary Kellogg and Berta Liedtke, who live at Saint Mary’s at Asbury Ridge, happily take advantage of this service. “I use the van transportation twice a week for water therapy. We also use it for things like shopping, going to see plays and other outings,” Mary describes. Although Mary loves getting out, meeting new

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people and making sure everyone feels welcomed, Berta likes the fact that she can maintain her privacy when she desires. “I like time to myself when I can do what I want, but I also like that there is always an activity to do or an outing to go on if I feel like it. I can stay in, I can go out, I can do whatever makes me happy!” Berta says. Ridge. Mary is a residential gardener. She and other residents work with the Groundskeeping Team to beautify the campus. “It’s wonderful to have a nice space to relax outside and visit, or just go for a walk,” Mary explains. Berta agrees, “It really is a beautiful campus! It feels like home.” The commitment of Saint Mary’s of Erie to maintain its mission of “Loving to Care” and “fostering an atmosphere of community” ensures that the

Residents Charles Stuart (left) and Theresa Baniszewski (right) are pictured watching nature and enjoying the scenery in one of the colorful courtyards at Saint Mary’s East.

beauty of life is reflected in all that they do. A vibrant campus life and supportive community is important to them, because they know how


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