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Celebrating Juneteenth: Employee Spotlight on Dominique

At Continuum Services, we recognize the significance of Juneteenth as a momentous occasion in American history as it commemorates emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

This pivotal milestone in the ongoing journey toward justice and equality is a time to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of the past, while also embracing the opportunities for growth, unity, and progress that lie ahead.

It is our privilege to have sat down with Dominique Cheatham, Supervisor of Day Porters, Continuum Services to hear her story. Her voice, talent and experience enrich our workplace and inspire us to create a more inclusive and equitable culture for all.


What accomplishments are you most proud of?

First off, I’m most proud of being a mom to Bailey. Secondly, as it relates to our Juneteenth conversation, I’m also very proud to be the first BIPOC (stands for Black, Indigenous, and people of color) women in my department for Facility Services at Continuum.

What do you like most about working at Continuum?

My team accepts me for who I am. That was the biggest thing that I noticed when I first started here. After almost two years of service at Continuum I’m still in that honeymoon phase. I love my job and all that it entails. I can truly still say that I enjoy waking up for work and engaging with the people that I engage with every day.

Do you see a connection between our Core Values (Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence) and the celebration of Juneteenth?

The more we learn about the different cultures our team members come from and embrace, the stronger we become.

I showed what I could bring to the table and Continuum gave me a seat.

What does Juneteenth mean to you personally, and how has it influenced your perspective on diversity and inclusion in the workplace?

Juneteenth is the official Independence Day for African Americans. This day we became physically, emotionally free from a trauma many of our ancestors will always remember. It was the start of our culture receiving rights we did not have.

Continuum is actively involved in making that shift in the right direction not just for African Americans but for other ethnicities and cultures as well.

Can you share a significant experience or realization related to Juneteenth that has shaped your professional journey?

Many women were not given the opportunities I was given or the platform I have. I must stand on my mission, which is creating opportunities for more women that look like me, talk like me, and resemble me, and provide opportunities for them to grow.

If you could pick a personal motto, what would it be?

My motto is “Stand in the Light”. It means to stand in your truth whether you’re right or wrong and be proud of who you are.