With the growth of our organization, the increasing importance of our reentry-focused services, and the continued expansions we anticipate over the next few years, we are restructuring Hudson Link to move our work with alumni into its own department, entitled Transitional Services, distinctive from our academic programs.
The Transitional Services department will encompass our alumni homecomings and immediate release needs, as well as case management, degree completion, and the programmatic aspects of our New Beginnings transitional housing program. Think of it as the one-stop-services-shop for recently released alumni.
Hudson Link’s own Elisabeth Santiago will lead the new department, promoted to Director of Transitional Services from her previously held the position of Alumni Services Manager. We are thrilled to see Elisabeth take on this new role and advance our Transitional Services work.
With the new name for the department, one of our latest programs is also receiving an update! Previously known as continuing education, our degree-completion program will now be called Finish Line. This initiative aims to help alumni complete degrees they began while inside, and support alumni pursuing vocational training or graduate degrees. The program’s goal is to truly help our alumni reach the “finish line” to begin the next stage in their educational journey and secure the career of their dreams.
We’re thrilled with the direction this restructure will take us, allowing our reentry service to expand not only to meet our alumni’s unique needs but to support their flourishing for years to come!