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The monthly rate for new mentor requests continues to grow for SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon. Each new volunteer mentor is a critical asset to ensure that our clients receive the timely guidance they need to succeed. Our volunteers can give back to their community by fueling local small businesses that create jobs, contribute to the local economy, and lend a distinct character & personality to a community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place
SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon serves a region that has a growing Latino population and a large refugee community. Communication is key to effective mentoring. And that can be a challenge when trying to serve segments of our community that have limited English language skills — and a wide range of native languages.
The small business community faces unique challenges in the months ahead as business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups deal with the unpredictability of an economy so easily influenced by the public healthcare crisis brought on by the COVID pandemic.
An estimated nine million people aged 65 and older volunteer their time each year in this country. SCORE chapters are built on the support of dedicated volunteers and draw on their lifetime of experience and skills. There is no more exemplary model of this than SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon volunteer mentor Tom Roche.
SCORE mentor Joella Gamon was first introduced to the Chapter as a SCORE client. She had a great experience working with her mentor Kevin Saint Cyr. So when he mentioned that she would be a welcome addition to the ranks of mentors, Joella jumped at the chance to give back to a community that she was passionate about within an established network of seasoned professionals. It seemed like the perfect fit.
SCORE mentor Ramon Estevez contributes financial expertise and bilingual skills to Chapter 16 while still pursuing an active full-time career.
New SCORE mentor Naeem Malik, recently retired from Armstrong contributes to the mission of Chapter 16.
Jean Stephens made the commitment to improving the lives of others when she became a SCORE mentor.
New SCORE Volunteer Mentor Laura Cooley brings an impressive skill set to the Chapter that will be of great benefit to our clients in the year ahead.
Paul Trunk leads the Member Services Committee, which oversees volunteer recruitment, onboarding, engagement, and retention, to continue advancing the SCORE mission within Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.
Erik Shaw is the embodiment of SCORE's future. He meshes the emotional intelligence to work with other cultures, with the process required for a startup to survive and scale.
Meet New SCORE Subject Matter Expert Michael Heiner, an IT Specialist with almost ten years of experience to contribute to both our clients and mentors.