This week brings me to three official months in JVC. In the spirit of this month being about thanksgiving, I would like to mention things that I am currently thankful for:
My job, though intense many days, is fun and rewarding. I love seeing the direct affect I have on children's lives.
|sidewalk chalk art, by the kids, celebrating their teachers :)|
|I keep being known as Queen B now after the crown I made|
|to the right was Ashley, age 9, to the left, her younger sister Leslie, age 5 copied :)|
My Casa-mates. Living in community can be difficult sometimes, but I also would not have made it through the last three months.
|Halloween, we bobbed for apples|
|Kevin dunked his whole head in and spilled water all over the floor|
|I was not that good...|
The greater support system I have from home and around the globe, especially my family and friends.
|Including my darling friend Samar that visited last weekend!|
Especially in the last few days where SoCal has been COLD, my hoodies, fleece, snuggie, scarves and space heater!
I hope to get better at updating regularly again. The Urban Compass annual gala took place last Saturday, and it went FABULOUSLY. It was so much fun, and most importantly, our founders seemed to enjoy themselves, and that's who we wanted to honor.
|Theresa Gartland, Executive Director of Urban Compass, me, Annie Levine, Program Director of Urban Compass (my two lovely bosses!)|
|the JV's that volunteered to help with the gala! Mike P. & Erica from DK and Carolyn and Jackie P. from CMC!|
|Casa DK represent!|
|my lovely casa-mate Erica|
|Mike P. and I helped keep the dance floor moving :)|
|this is not even an Urban Compass student, but she was also HK, so obv I had to get a photo|
|one of my first graders--Ani as a tiger|
|two more 1st graders--Ruth as Supergirl and Elias|
|Devante, a second grade skeleton, holds a special place in my heart :)|