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Cassandra Paoli

Cassandra Paoli

Tenant Resource Counselor

Volunteers of America

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Volunteers of America (Station House)

Tenant Resource Counselor/Case Manager

• Perform case management and counseling with 14 chronically homeless individuals with co-occurring disorders and disabilities in a residential setting at Station House, a permanent housing facility
• Meet with clients once per month, aiding them in finding resources such as GED classes, job training programs and employment, mental health care, substance abuse programs, and lawyers who can help them obtain SSI benefits
• Write thorough case notes documenting case management sessions
• Provide referrals and services to the other 94 building residents as needed
• Run two life skills workshops per month
• Created an index of all relevant community organizations and resources in the Philadelphia area for referrals

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The Writer's Edge, LLC

Personal Manager

• Personal manager representing various up and coming talent, including screenwriters and authors

Inside Out Alumni Assocation & Aftermath Think Tank

Volunteer and Facilitator

-Facilitate workshops with men in the Reentry Support Program at Cambria Community Center, a jail in North Philadelphia.
-The Reentry Support Program allows qualified men to take Community College of Philadelphia classes while in prison and follows up with them during the reentry process. We as the IO Alumni Association provide workshops to further dialogue on topics of criminal justice with the incarcerated population and provide a support network after release.
-Received Inside Out Prison Program Graduation and Inaugural Inside Out Alumni Facilitator Training certificates.
-Am involved in the innovative Aftermath Think Tank, which has the aims of engaging the community in re-education about prison, as well as supports recently released inmates.

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Planned Parenthood

Volunteer

I was trained as a "handholder", comforting and counseling women while they are having their procedures done, just being there in the room with them as a calming presence.

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Women's Center of Montgomery County

Volunteer

- Trained as a Domestic Violence Counselor to work on WCMC's 24-hour hotline, which involves active listening and options counseling, as well as connecting callers to resources within the community

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National Economic Research Associates

Research Associate

Performed statistical analysis while working on intellectual property court cases involving large corporations and their trademarks, handling confidential information and trade secrets
• Utilized Excel and the Stata database for data entry and analysis; learned to write statistical computer code
• Created surveys, coded responses, and interpreted results
• Researched and wrote literature reviews for published reports, editing them, as well; created back-up books of sources

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US Attorney's Office (USDOJ)

Office Automation Clerk

- Duties include being a receptionist, copying, printing, filing, scanning
- Perform financial audits and arrange travel for the office, as well as processing vendor reports and contracts
- Work in databases such as Concordance, Lions, and Alcatraz
- Input court orders
- Obtained a National Security Clearance
- Handle confidential information
- Work on special projects such as data entry and organization for the case US v. MEBH, in which the company Multi Ethnic Behavioral Health was tried for fraudulent activity that led to the death of Danieal Kelly
- Aid support services by organizing supplies, making sure each floor has necessities
- Send J & C's to appropriate attorneys
- Aid Litigation Support and Docketing
- Learned to work in teams and report to different units and project managers

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Aeropostale

Sales Associate

- Main responsibility was to manage the main cash register
-Also responsible for working in other divisions of the store, receiving additional training specializing in both the male and female sides of the store, and working as a greeter.
- Gained additional customer service experience

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Grassroots Campaigns Inc, on behalf of the Democratic National Committee

Field Manager

- Hired as a street canvasser as well as a Field Manager of street canvassers
- Main goal: fundraised for the organization by asking citizens on the streets of Philadelphia to donate to our cause
- As a Field Manager, trained and supervised new staff members, brought teams of 4-6 people out, and raised $5,000 throughout my period of employment

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The Colonial Connection

Colonial Caller

- Hired as a Colonial Caller for the Annual Fund and other giving initiatives for The Georege Washington University
- The work involved calling alumni, parents, and neighbors of the University to talk to them about their college experience and asking for contributions
- Participated in creating mass mailings.
- Improved phone etiquette.

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US Department of Agriculture

Office Automation Clerk

- Summer employment from 06/05-08/05, 06/06-08/06, and 06/07-08/07 while in high school
- Worked as an Office Automation Clerk (GS 02-02) in a science library
- Performed clerical work using various computer programs, checking books and journals in and out, performing receptionist duties and requesting books on inter-library loan.

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Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz's Jenkintown Office

Student Intern

-Duties included acting as a receptionist at the front desk, answering phones, transferring calls, and other office work (constituent services).
- Gained experience in the field of government

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Temple University

BA, Major: Sociology Minors: Political Science, Women's Studies

The George Washington University

International Affairs, with a concentration in International Politics and Development

Abington Senior High School

High School Diploma

Tyndall Elementary