For the past 8 years, the Called to Serve Cleaning Ambassador Program has continued to make a positive impact on the community. Now, they will find new leadership in Rev. Harvey Bass. Rev. Bass will act as both a direct supervisor and mentor to the Cleaning Ambassadors, continuing on his life-long legacy.
With over 30 years of experience working with re-entry persons, homeless and recovering addicts, Rev. Bass brings a unique and highly valued skillset to lead this team.
“I am extremely grateful to be used to help others,” Rev. Bass said. “This is what is most rewarding to me. There is no place in life that could be more fulfilling than the life I am now living.”
As the new supervisor and mentor for the Cleaning Ambassador program, his day-to-day will include a number of responsibilities. This includes life skills training, workforce development, conflict mediation, professional development & leading decision-making classes.
The Cleaning Ambassador Program has been a vital part of CTS’s actionable projects currently underway. Each Ambassador earns a salary while also gaining transferrable skills and learning about valuable resources. Their work contributes to a cleaner neighborhood commercial corridor, spurring economic growth in the community.
The ambassadors have earned their OSHA certifications through an online course offered through the PHL TCB program. They did so on computers donated by the Temple University Computer Recycling Center, a CTS partner, with peripherals and accessories purchased through the support of CTS donors. In addition, the ambassadors completed a “Professional Development Strategies” session, in which they prepared personal vision and mission statements, along with a second session on “Workplace Communication.”
With Rev. Harvey Bass entering his second month as the new supervisor, greater improvements to the program are underway while our ambassadors continue to make greater improvements on themselves and their community.