Local youth advocate wins national 'U...

Local youth advocate wins national 'Unsung Hero' award

There are 7 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Dec 19, 2010, titled Local youth advocate wins national 'Unsung Hero' award. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

When Rochelle Trochtenberg criticized the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Service's approach to group homes two years ago, she didn't know she would end up being employed by the department.

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Since: May 10

Arcata, CA

#1 Dec 19, 2010
Awesome story!
just the facts

Eureka, CA

#2 Dec 19, 2010
This is just another pathetic example of affirmative action.

Colegrove is native american and falls below any standard for employment yet was given a free ride due to ethnic reasons.

This has been said for along time here at DHHS.

“I don't know who I am”

Since: Dec 07

Fortuna

#3 Dec 19, 2010
just the facts wrote:
This is just another pathetic example of affirmative action.
Colegrove is native american and falls below any standard for employment yet was given a free ride due to ethnic reasons.
This has been said for along time here at DHHS.
Oh? And are you one of the janitors? Or perhaps a clerk typist at DHHS?

You want to speak for the DHHS; then you have to provide your bona fides. Who are you?

The subject of this article’s name is Rochelle Trochtenberg. Why don’t you wait to do your character assassinations for more appropriate occasions? This article is about a life well lived despite adversity. You might want to take a clue off of that.
Jeremy

AOL

#4 Dec 19, 2010
Rochelle Trochtenberg is an awesome human being. What makes her most awesome to me is this: despite the rough start she had in life, she looked for ways to help other young people who had suffered as she had. And she is modest, saying it took a long time for her to become the person she is today. I find her story very moving. It touches my heart and makes me want to rededicate myself to the ideals of my own youth. It also reminds me of other youths who have had rough starts in life and who have found the courage to make positive contributions to our society in spite of the obstacles we ourselves sometimes throw in their path.
Julie Strub

Arcata, CA

#5 Dec 20, 2010
Nice job, Rochelle! You're an inspiration!
Diane Metheny

Beech Grove, IN

#6 Dec 20, 2010
I met Rochelle several years ago when she was just emancipated from the foster system, and I can attest to the fact that she is indeed a hero. She is like the Phoenix, rising from the ashes of her youth. She, like the Phoenix, has soared--far higher than I would ever have imagined. Your article does her great honor by highlighting her remarkable success story. She is the finest role model I could ever imagine for the thousands of children floundering in the foster system or languishing in dysfunctional, abusive homes. I have been involved in education my entire life, and I have never seen anyone as determined and motivated as Rochelle has been to create a new, productive life for herself. Rochelle is capable of achieving success in any field of endeavor, and it is to her great credit that she has dedicated her life to helping others who find themselves in dire situations. She not only fights for them but she serves as an example what one can do with intelligence, determination, and moral imperative. I am proud to call her a friend.
steve d

Arcata, CA

#7 Dec 20, 2010
Jeremy wrote:
Rochelle Trochtenberg is an awesome human being. What makes her most awesome to me is this: despite the rough start she had in life, she looked for ways to help other young people who had suffered as she had. And she is modest, saying it took a long time for her to become the person she is today. I find her story very moving. It touches my heart and makes me want to rededicate myself to the ideals of my own youth. It also reminds me of other youths who have had rough starts in life and who have found the courage to make positive contributions to our society in spite of the obstacles we ourselves sometimes throw in their path.
Well said, Jeremy. Ditto. This is well deserved, especially by all who know her. Rochelle rocks.

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