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Family Centers Honors Employees for Customer Service Excellence

At its employee-wide Town Hall Meeting on June 13, Family Centers recognized five employees for customer service excellence. 

For consistently embodying Family Centers’ core values and providing exceptional service to both internal and external customers, Family First in Education Coordinator Carolina Ahumada, School Based Health Center Office Support Staff (OSS) Jennifer Trinidad, Warburg Center Lead Teacher Verkisha Richardson, Stamford CARES HIV Specialist Jean Lorius and Resident Services Coordination Shawnece Simmons were named Family Centers’ 2019 “Customer Service Ambassadors”. 

As part of an agency-wide customer service initiative called CSI:FC (Customer Service Initiative: Family Centers), the annual Customer Service Ambassador Award honors employees who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure customer needs are met.  Winners were nominated by fellow Family Centers employees. 

“Providing superior customer service is an integral component of our culture, and we continuously strive to build on our excellent reputation,” said CEO Bob Arnold.  “Our Customer Service Ambassadors’ positive approach and the way they uphold Family Centers’ standards of excellence inspires us all.”

Established in 2011, CSI:FC celebrates Family Centers’ rich culture of excellent service delivery, while indentifies ways to improve.  The initiative is based on seven Standards of Excellence, which incorporate Family Centers’ organizational value statement and provides employees with guidelines that should be considered when working with customers. 

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering heath, education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and 4,000 trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and is accredited by The Joint Commission and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.

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