Thursday, June 19, 2014

Latham Employee Receives Distinguished CCYP Scholarship at CCYP Annual Breakfast


Latham employee Dawn Dinnan made us all proud when she accepted a $3,000 scholarship from the Career Connect initiative of Cape Cod Young Professionals at their annual breakfast in Hyannis on Wednesday, June 18th at the Cape Codder Resort. Dinnan was awarded the monies after a competitive review process vetted by CCYP and the Cape Cod Foundation. Dinnan's CCYP scholarship will go far in helping her to complete a Suffolk University MBA with non-profit concentration.

Dinnan, assistant to the CFO of Latham Centers and the agency's IT coordinator, has proven to be a highly energetic and invaluable employee of Latham Centers going on four years of service to the agency. She is exceptionally motivated, undertaking a second Master's Degree while working full time, raising two young children, and volunteering her time to help other Cape non-profits with fundraising projects. Dinnan has also recently volunteered to serve on Latham's Employee Capital Campaign Committee committed to transforming Brewster's former New England Fire and History Museum property for use by Latham students, residents and the greater community.

CCYP's third annual breakfast also included a presentation by Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, unveiling the Shape the Cape data and analysis on why the Cape is experiencing an alarmingly high rate of talented, bright residents aged 25-44 moving off Cape. CCYP also delivered a hard-hitting presentation of strategies to address the findings of the study. Click here to review the study findings: http://capecodyoungprofessionals.org/images/uploads/ShapeTheCapeSummaryReport.pdf

This important project aligns with CCYP's goals to retain and recruit a diverse workforce for our region, build healthy and vibrant communities, and increase civic engagement for the betterment of the future of Cape Cod. Latham Centers employs some 260 full- and part-time individuals year round at multiple Cape locations.

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