2020/21 ANNUAL REPORT NOW ONLINE! TAKE A MOMENT TO READ ABOUT OUR CLIENTS AND ABOUT OUR WORK IN THE COMMUNITY
"2020/21 was a year that challenged us all and COSTI managed the change and navigated well through the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic forced us to rethink how we work and how we could ensure that all clients such as seniors, children, teens, and families needing a place to live could also continue to receive help in accessing services," comments COSTI President Pina Alberelli-Arone. "Our community was in need and we responded in an agile manner to many new requests from our community. Through many diverse methods, our newly arrived clients, continued to receive settlement support and assistance with finding employment and learning English."
COSTI's Executive Director, Mario J. Calla, highlights key service milestones for the organization and comments about past clients' experiences in his report. "This is my 35th Annual Report. The world has changed since 1987 and so has COSTI...COSTI's role and support to newcomers and people seeking support has expanded and continues to expand today based on the challenges and needs of our community...COSTI is a collective creation. Everyone that walked through our doors as an employee, volunteer or donor has contributed to the success of our clients and growth of the organization."
In January 2020, COSTI's Board of Directors and staff began the process of planning for the future through the development of new strategic directions that would guide the organization for the next five years. Please take a moment to view COSTI’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and learn more about our strategic directions.
To read more about our clients, donors, funders, and COSTI’s work in the community, the 2020/21 Annual Report can be easily accessed by clicking here.