ROCKFORD, Mich.—A new face is now leading programs at North Kent Community Services.
Chérie Elahl has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University and is currently working on her master’s in social work at GVSU. She has experience working with low-income and at-risk community members, primarily in an urban setting. One of her first missions is to develop and implement the From Survive to Thrive Empowerment Program at NKCS.
"We interviewed 20 excellent candidates for this position," said Claire Guisfredi, executive director. "Chérie not only has the academic credentials, but experience in community social work. She's a thinker and a go-getter with great ideas and enthusiasm to match. Chérie loves the challenge of launching a new program where there are no set guidelines. We are so blessed to have her here."
NKCS is located at 10075 Northland Dr. NE in Rockford.