As March is National Social Work Month, we're excited to feature one of our amazing social workers, Kylie Martinez, as our Employee of the Month! With a strong work ethic and demonstrated passion for helping others, Kylie has been an incredible asset to the EA Family Services team. Read on to learn more about how she practices self care, and what motivated her to work with EA. 

This month we're pleased to feature Darin Wood as our selection for leadership spotlight! Born and raised in Visalia, California, Darin moved to Chico in the mid 90's to pursue a degree in Recreation from Chico State. In the early 00's, he was hired for a position at a group home with Youth for Change, which began his foray into working in the industry.  "My first day on the job at Youth for Change I watched a kid play with termites and cuss at me for four hours; I was fascinated by it all." 

"All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination." - Earl Nightingale 

Mark your calendars now, because you're definitely not going to want to miss this one. One of our most anticipated annual events, Sportsman's Day is hosted at Lake Francis Resort and features family-friendly activities like an archery shoot, live auction, raffle, BBQ lunch, fishing tournament, and much more!

Many of our EA locations often host and/or participate in local events near them, so check back often for updates!  February February 24, 8am - 5pm, Capay Valley Almond Festival: A tradition since 1915, this event is perfect for the whole family. Stop by the EA Family booth while you're there and say hello! For more information, visit the event page. March No events listed April

This month we're pleased to feature Gina Dwyer as our employee of the month! Before joining the EA team as one of our amazing Social Workers, Gina taught sex education and empowerment to young women living in the inner city in Los Angeles. Read on to learn more about what her best day on the job looks like, how she practices self-care, and more!

This month our selection for February's leadership spotlight is Russ Hansen! After spending many years in the mental health field, he brought his wealth of experience and knowledge to the EA team. Read on to learn more about his early life, the advice he'd give to those interested in working with foster youth, and more!

One of the challenging aspects of parenting is deciding how to best help kids develop healthy habits. Establishing positive routines early in life is incredibly important, and can help prepare your kids for a healthy, successful future. As 2019 has finally arrived and we're in the season of setting resolutions for the year ahead, we thought we'd share some tips on how to establish healthy habits with kids. 

This month we're pleased to feature Laurie Roach as January's employee of the month. Read on to learn more about what made her want to join the EA team, what her best day on the job looks like, and more! What led you to EA, and what originally interested you in the company?

  "A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential." - John C. Maxwell