For many years CHI’s Work and Travel program has been in partnership with host employer Beach Mart. Besides being a great employer to many participants for years, this souvenir store chain, located in North Carolina, has been supportive of many CHI initiatives such as Cultural Ambassador Award and Exchange Day. They have been true advocates of cultural exchange.
CHI News BLOG
Category: Story with a Smile
Today our story is about Motel 6, our long-term host employer in the US for Work and Travel participants. During a time when the hotel industry is going through tough times, Motel 6 locations in California were able to provide free housing for participants as well as options to continue working.
Atlanta-based Colombian Au Pair Irene “Nene” Gomez has been putting her photography talents towards a good cause during the Covid 19 pandemic! She had been participating in the Front Porch Project which is a national movement to capture happy family memories during these tough times.
Across the country, CHI Work and Travel team members wake up every day, grab a cup of coffee and dive into their email inboxes from their homes in search for updates on ongoing processes, providing responses and assistance to those who need support.
Minneapolis Work and Travel participants recently got a special delivery from local coordinator Twila Singh. Twila collected – and personally delivered – a carful of food and supplies to local program participants.