At EWI, we are all about Connections, Careers, and Community (we like to call it our 3 C’s TRIFECTA)
Join us to kick off summer with some awesome networking, outstanding professional development and a whole lot of giving back to our community.
This month we are at Big Fish Bistro in Dearborn where we’ll enjoy some of the most delicious food in Metro Detroit, learn how to protect ourselves from scams and identity theft and give back to our community with In-Kind support for Vista Maria.
Networking 5:30 pm | Dinner 6:30 pm | Presentation 7:15 pm
definition: (1) the act of connecting or state of being connected (2) a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else
When you become a part of the EWI network, as a member or as a friend-of-EWI, you surround yourself with supportive, like-minded people who enthusiastically help you realize your goals.
There is so much to learn and so much room to stretch and grow, and this is a great event to do so. From 5:30 to 6:15 pm is just for some free flow networking, a meet & greet for members, guests, and community givers. After the networking, you’ll then sit down and enjoy a meal while you continuing to advance your connections, you never know who’ll you meet and what connection they may have.
Supporting Vista Maria with our In-Kind Giving
Mission: To deliver innovative care, support, treatment and education to vulnerable youth so that they heal, believe in their worth, and build the skills needed to succeed.
Vision: To ensure that vulnerable youth and families are supported, prepared and equipped to achieve lifelong success.
A History of Providing Healing and Inspiration
Vista Maria was founded 130 years ago as an orphanage by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. The Sisters’ legacy of rescuing and restoring women and children provides the foundation for the agency’s mission today: to deliver innovative care, support, treatment and education so that vulnerable youth heal, believe in their worth and build the skills needed to succeed.
Filled with compassion and a sense of responsibility to care for women and girls who were homeless, or caught in abusive, destructive and dangerous situations, the Sisters devoted their lives to helping women and girls regain their self-worth, dignity and become self-sufficient—in much the same way as Vista Maria does today.
Vista Maria, located in Dearborn Heights, is one of Michigan’s largest private, nonprofit residential and community based treatment agencies for youth suffering the effects of severe abuse, neglect and other traumas. It also offers an array of community-based programs, including general and treatment foster care, education, youth assistance programs, mentoring, afterschool and other programs for boys and girls ages 0-21.
** SPECIFIC ITEMS REQUESTED from EWI of Detroit-Windsor **
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Professional Development Topic: Phone, Mail, and Email Scams & Identity Theft
What does a scam look like? What should you do if you think you are being scammed? Are there steps you can take put yourself at less risk of identity theft? Learn the answers to these questions and so much more on the most common scams, how to identify them and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Speaker: Michelle Y. McDonald, Sarica Enterprises
Michelle McDonald is a contracted presenter for the Attorney General Office for the State of Michigan for the Consumer Education Program and the Cyber Safety Initiative and the OK2SAY Program for youth. She is also a contracted facilitator for Galloway and Associates with over 15 years of experience in marketing, video production and consulting. Michelle has extensive public speaking and presenting experience which spans over 10 years. This includes Cause Marketing training; experience with Elder Law of Michigan as a Healthy Living Coach; in addition to presenting on Breast Cancer Awareness; Women’s Health and Heart Disease; and Self-Esteem in the community. Michelle specializes in promotional videos and providing marketing consulting for small business owners. Her company, Sarica Enterprises manages her speaking and training engagements and is the parent company to her video production company, Sarica Productions, and her consulting company, Sarica Consulting which assists nonprofit organizations and small business owners with marketing.
Michelle is passionate about empowering people with knowledge! She is a Detroiter who holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations from Wayne State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film from Ohio University, Athens, OH.
A cash bar will be available.
EWI Meeting Coordinator is Director-at-Large Barbara Duran, Send Out Cards
EWI June InKind Coordinator is Director-at-Large Janice Laesser, The Auto Group