We are so happy to highlight the amazing work of our long-time volunteer, Kassy Crawford. As you will read below, Kassy has participated in nearly every volunteer role at the Advocacy Center. Our agency is so grateful for her time and commitment.
What’s your day job?
I’m a Technology Process Analyst for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. I support back-end systems like Microsoft SharePoint, for faculty, staff & students of the College. I also perform business analysis, IT training and leadership training and facilitation for Cornell staff.
How long have you volunteered at the Advocacy Center?
Since April 2011 (~ 7 years)
What volunteer roles have you participated in?
- KAOB Table Captain (KAOB = Kids Are Our Business, our annual fundraising breakfast that benefits our Youth Services)
- Hotline Volunteer
- Enough Abuse Community Trainer
- Community Outreach volunteer
How have you been able to support individuals and our broader community in these roles?
Well, on the Hotline I’ve fielded calls from people just wanting information, to performing safety planning with women in distress.
As a Kids Are Our Business table captain, I’ve connected businesses with a desire to help in the community and network with other caring professionals. I’ve also had friends attend who feel the event is so worthwhile they’ve either attended or donated by purchasing seats since 2011 when I started.
As an Enough Abuse Community Trainer, I’ve had the chance to share information and tips to help protect our children in the community.
And as a new outreach volunteer I’ve attended a local park event tabling with other United Way organizations that serve Tompkins County.
What would you like survivors in our community to know about our agency?
You will never regret reaching out for support from The Advocacy Center. This agency houses advocates and support professionals dedicated to help survivors and those who care about them whether it be thru emotional support or a number of targeted services.
What is the most rewarding part of volunteering at the Advocacy Center?
I’ve found working as an Enough Abuse Community Trainer and helping enlighten other parents and caregivers about how to protect children has been the most rewarding experiences for me.
Five for Fun:
1. If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?
2. If you could meet five people, living or dead, who would you want to meet?
- Maya Angelou
- Idris Alba
- Janet Jackson
- Ava Duvernay
- Octavia Butler
3. If you could be a character from a book or movie, who would you be?
Misty Knight (Marvel character)
4. What would you name your autobiography?
My Kintsukuroi Golden Seams: a survivor’s journey to healing
5. Motto or personal mantra?
I’m a sophophile (“seek ye knowledge, wisdom and understanding”)
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