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The latest news and commentary about what’s happening at AAACF and around Washtenaw County. This year, we are actively updating our website blog with stories from staff members every two weeks. Topics will be wide-ranging and will reflect the diverse perspectives and roles of staff members!



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Dorcas Patterson
Dorcas Patterson
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By Dorcas Patterson / April 5, 2022
I remember the countless times my mother would say to me and my siblings as we ate around the dining room table, “what you practice inside, you will practice outside!” While it may not have been my mother’s original intent — since she was mainly seeking better manners at the dining table — my mother recognized the importance of aligning your practices inside the home with whatever you do outside. By aligning my practices internally and externally, I have learned the value of authenticity.

By Dorcas Patterson / March 11, 2021
That's the job! There was no question in my mind. I had to apply for the position of Office Operations Manager/Assistant to the CEO. I instinctively knew AAACF was the right employer for me. I wanted to grow and use my experience to support people who share similar values. So naturally, I was thrilled when Neel Hajra, CEO, offered me the position and I started January 4, 2021.

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