Bridging the Gaps -  by Maureen Creamer

Having this career has given me a greater insight into what “living in poverty” means and how complicated it is to break that cycle so that future generations will have the ability to move forward to autonomy.  A few years ago there was a woman in my class who had passed some GED subjects but still had to pass Social Studies and Writing.. Read more

 Why use a social enterprise? - by Mandy Burke-Evans

My role as a SED is to create and develop healthy businesses that have a triple bottom line- Financial, Social and Environmental. SJLE currently has two for profit social enterprises that offer work essential skills training and employs participants from SJLE at a living wage... Read More

The B.E.S.T. we can be -  by Janelle Flanagan

 It brings great fulfillment as an adult educator to watch an individual enter the B.E.S.T program, lacking in soft skills, short on workplace experience, uncertain of a career path, unaware of their talents and abilities, lacking in self-esteem, often living in an unstable situation, making unhealthy choices, and very unaware of the community supports out there to help them overcome barriers...Read more 

A year from now you'll wish you had started today! - by Anne Ervin

Whether it's organizing your closets, paying off debt, going back to school, applying for a new job opportunity, taking control of your health, or learning to play an instrument,  this quote rings true to all of us!  We are all able to relate because once you take that leap, you only wish you had done so sooner... Read More.

Our roots, our future: It's time we share our stories  - by Harry Daley

As you may have noticed, we have been dedicating some time over the past year to creating a fresh new look for the Learning Exchange that represents not only our roots, but also where we are now and what we have planned for the future. I have only been with the Learning Exchange for a little over two years now as the Job Developer with... Read More.