Yoooo… June 2nd’s Emmett Street Ribbon Cutting event was TOOOO LIVVVVVEEE!!! I don’t think there was ever a time during this partnership where we’ve felt so empowered! Between the guests speakers, attendence from members of our respective communities and our friends and families, we experienced great morale and absorbed every bit of that positive energy!
We want to give a SPECIAL shout out to our very own YouthBuild USA Founder, Dorothy Stoneman, US Congressman Paul Tonko, and US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for all of their support and strong words of encouragement! And according to US Senator Gillibrand (and our demonstrable proof of course, Lol) “YouthBuild WORKS!”. We’ve heard people say that before, but this time it was different. The community was completely mobilized by those two words (Ok well technically ‘three’ words if you separate Youth and Build, but since we don’t, it’s 2…But back to our regularly scheduled programming…Lol)
Its the moments like last week’s event that gets us going in the morning. To come to Morning Meetings, to contribute to weekly reflections and to get our hands dirty. At the end of the day, we love what we do, but we love the impact that we have on our communities even more. Hopefully we can build a community where service becomes a priority in the public interest and Building our Future Together becomes a partnership that is extended beyond YouthBuild and Saint Gobain but to our communities, their communities and their community’s communities. Ok, you get the point!
To get a closer look, check out these links. Yup- We were on the news #We’reFamous #OkNotReally #OkMaybeALittle Lol.