Take Action – Be Part of the Change

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Former employee, now Board Member, Jobanny has experienced both spectrums of the Council on Chemical Abuse. Jobany says he was hired at COCA as a contractor to provide Tobacco cessation classes in Spanish. Soon after, his role expanded and he provided education and awareness about the problem gambling. Jobanny also worked with local bodegas to educate the owners about the value in selling healthy products to their customers. Jobanny states, “I love doing things for the community and being a part of that change.” As board member, Jobanny has taken the lead on a community education event, Esperanza Para Berks - The first and only event of its kind. Esperanza Para Berks will bring together experts in the field of prevention, intervention, treatment and the faith based community to discuss issues surrounding alcohol and drugs and how individuals can gain access to treatment. The program will be completely in Spanish and free to citizens of Berks County and Beyond. The event is scheduled for Saturday October 15, 2016 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at Centro Hispano.

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