A Note from our Executive Director
“Find out where joy resides and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Where does your joy reside? For me, it is a walk on the bluffs, a moving piece of music, dancing, learning something new, figuring out a puzzle, making a new friend. IVYP is beginning a strategic planning process. We started by defining our values. One of mine is joy. It is not enough to only meet our families’ basic needs. Certainly, those are important, but everybody also deserves joy. We are striving to create a community where each child and each family has what the need to succeed. We are also working to build a community that fosters joy.
What does joy look like at IVYP? It’s families celebrating mother’s day with a mariachi band in the Isla Vista Community Room. It’s kindergartners demonstrating their artwork in a art exhibit. It’s children in our Children’s Center giggling with one another as they explore. I wish you a joyful summer.
I hope to see you at one of our upcoming volunteer opportunities.