Celebrating Health Care Volunteer Week

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This week is Health Care Volunteer Week, which is welcomed and celebrated at Concorde. We’re a health care career college that believes strongly in the value and mission of volunteerism and community service. It’s deeply ingrained in all of our Mission Statement tenets – integrity, respect for the individual, customer service, teamwork and achievement. We even made “Community Based” one of the three pillars of who we are as a company.

Last year, we started internally our ConcordeCares program, whereby Concorde associates could take eight hours of work time during the year to volunteer at a local agency or organization. It was a huge success last year, and we plan on 2017 being even bigger and better as this health care career college launches into ConcordeCares, part 2.

The volunteerism of Concorde’s students, faculty and staff is a year-round effort and, to commemorate Health Care Volunteer Week, we thought we’d highlight just a couple of the latest activities we’ve participated in as a health care career college.

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Concorde – Miramar Physical Therapist Assistant students, program directors, faculty and staff volunteer for L.A. Lee YMCA Health Kids Day 2017 in Ft. Lauderdale.

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Concorde – Memphis volunteers for 2017 Youth Day of Compassion, connecting youth to resources in their communities in collaboration with Serving in Christ Outreach Ministries.

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Davina Thomas-Clark | Medical Assistant, Vocational Nurse graduate

“I have taken the MA program and the LVN program. Concorde is a wonderful school. There is a difference between passion and a paycheck, and most of my instructors had a passion for what they do. The program was challenging but well worth it. I love this college!”

Jamie Troccoli | Medical Assistant graduate

“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”

Marcus Streator | Respiratory Therapy graduate

“Without the support of certain instructors … I would not have pushed myself to grasp the concepts and pass my boards on the first attempt. Once I passed my boards, it was less than one month after that I landed my first Respiratory Therapist job where I am currently working with so much joy every day.”

Trenisha Jones | Dental Assistant Graduate

“I decided to go to school because I was tired of working dead-end jobs. … When I found out I was pregnant, I realized that I needed a better life for me, for my child, for my husband, and just to better myself.”

Michelle Cardona | Dental Assistant graduate

“Literally a year-and-a-half ago, I was struggling to make ends meet and barely surviving. Now I have a career, make good money, and life gets better every day. I have recommended friends and family go to Concorde, because in as few as nine months, your life can completely change for the better.”