Shanté McDonald, a standout student and athlete at the Pittsburgh Job Corps won the “Get Involved!” award and $200 Scholarship from Tom and Erin Baker, founders of Baker Leadership in Pittsburgh. Shanté is studying Social Work at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and is supported by Job Coprs. She plays center position on CCAC’s Cougars Women’s Basketball team. She volunteers in the Career Tranisiton Readiness office at Job Corps, helping soon-to-be graduates with their job searches.
This is the first year that the “Get Involved!” award was available to the Pittsburgh Job Corps.
Tom, Erin, and the rest of the selection committee sought out and received several applications from nominees who display a sincere interest in bettering their community, who are making a difference within the Pittsburgh Job Corps Center, and who also have made a positive difference through clubs and organizations. Shanté was selected for her enthusiam and passion for assisting others from a diverse assortment of backgrounds. Baker Leadership’s “Get Involved!” movement has educated and empowered over 20,000 students, young professionals, and community leaders since its inception in 2008.
“Shanté is a terrific young woman with a bright future ahead of her. In her application she spoke of how being active and involved within Job Corps and CCAC has made a real positive difference in her life. We feel strongly that Shanté’s future within the field of social work will enable her to positively impact the lives of so many. Shanté has a great deal of promise and potential to leave a terrific legacy of assisting others,” said Tom Baker.