Honorable Mention Innovative Practices
Abbott House, Mitchell, SD
Good Enough is not Good Enough
Washington County Department of Social Services, Hagerstown, MD
Family Involvement Meetings
ICAN, Chandler, AZ
Innovative Teen Recruitment & Retention Practices
Private Organization Accreditation
Debt Education and Certification Foundation (DECAF), a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides high-quality financial education and counseling, with nationwide outreach throughout the U.S. DECAF is HUD-approved, and recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.
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Volunteer Roles: Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader
I have found that being a COA Volunteer builds my professional skills and experience in ways that more traditional workshops do not. The opportunity to learn about best practices through the COA standards and then see how agencies implement them is truly a growth experience.