Meet Titiana Jordan, “Tati” for short. She began working at Covenant House Alaska as a Faith Community volunteer in 2015. Faith Community was a program similar to AmeriCorps, that was coordinated by Covenant House International, in which volunteers made a 1-year commitment and were sent to a handful of Covenant House sites, one being CHA.
Since then, she has made a lasting impact on the youth as well as her coworkers. She is great with volunteers who come in to help out, always takes opportunities to participate in various events, and she isn’t afraid to speak up for what she believes in. She also happens to have a great sense of humor. Youth say she is approachable, dependable, and fun-loving—if there is a problem they need to work through, they call on Tati.
Tati was recently promoted from a Youth Engagement Specialist to a Youth Engagement Center Associate Program Coordinator (APC). She is a great leader to the Youth Engagement Specialists who work the evening shift. She shares her knowledge, keeps everything in order, and makes sure that each youth who walks through the door is taken care of. Her coworkers call her “the evening shift vet” because she is the only one who has been doing it for years, and even though many consider it to be the more difficult shift, Tati LOVES it. In our most recent monthly all-staff meeting, someone gave her a shout out saying, “Tati thank you for fearlessly leading the evening shift in addition to your APC role—leading them like a boss!!! And yet in the midst of everything you both still take the time to check in with the youth and make a thousand phone calls on behalf of our youth. You are a power house and we all are better for it!” Tati was nominated and selected to become 1 of 7 members in our first Leadership Covey Program; this group creates and works on projects to enhance the organization as a whole. Not only is Tati amazing at what she does here, she is also pursuing a Masters in Social Work. Though school and work keep her really busy, she finds time to do her favorite thing: dancing. (Continued in comments)