By Eva Pacheco, Ace Hotel and Swim Club. Work and Travel Employer

Eva Pacheco is an employer from a seasonal community with CCI Greenheart’s Work and Travel program. Through her Journey of a Job Fair Employer, Eva has shared her experiences with the program. Now as her participants have departed, she talks to a coworker about the impact the participants made in the community and business. 

It’s been a bit over a month since our participants returned to Thailand and they are all still very much a part of our daily conversations here at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club.

Our staff have been fantastic about keeping in touch with our participants through social media, free phone apps and video chatting. The participants in Thailand are not only keeping up on what’s happening in music, fashion and current events in the United States, but are still very active in socializing with our staff on a personal level – discussing school, travel & relationships.  Sure, this program has allowed our Thailand participants to sharpen their English language skills and learn about American culture, but what I thought was most unexpected was how despite our differences, we became one small community – helping and supporting one another. There are lots of conversations happening about future plans for our staff to visit our friends in Thailand.

I know I speak for myself and the rest of the staff at the Ace Hotel & Swim club when I say that  we are touched to know that we have developed deep, meaningful friendships that will last a lifetime! Thank you CCI Greenheart for such a wonderful experience!