Two Begin Anew Volunteers Nominated for Mary Catherine Strobel Awards

Two Begin Anew volunteers have been nominated for the Mary Catherine Strobel Award for Outstanding Direct Service in the Nashville community. Natalie Coleman, a GED tutor at our Madison Women’s Program, and Janice Cox, a childcare volunteer at our Nashville site and a charter member of CWJC, have both been nominated for Hands On Nashville’s Strobel Volunteer Award in recognition of their significant contribution of volunteer time, energy, and resources to help the students and families of Begin Anew. Congratulations to Natalie Coleman and Janice Cox!

For 8 years, Natalie Coleman has brought her tenacity, talents, and enthusiasm as a public school teacher to the adult students in our program. Natalie works with each woman individually, recognizing and applauding her strengths while providing scaffolding for any educational difficulties.

Janice Cox is the ideal recipient for this award because of the longevity and faithfulness of her service. Janice has worked with the children at Begin Anew on Monday nights for the past 19 years. She has been part of Christian Women’s Job Corps since its inception. Janice was part of the original team that helped to establish the first CWJC site in Nashville in 1997. Since the very beginning, Janice has been a passionate advocate for providing free childcare for the women who attend our programs, and she helped to establish the first tutoring and childcare program at the original CWJC location.