A Note from our Executive Director
My computer doesn’t support a zoom background, but I love seeing what others have as their backgrounds. At a meeting last week, I was moved by the background of Ana Maya, our FRC Program Manager. Her background had the words: Equity, Inclusion, Belonging.Those words have stayed with me – especially the word BELONGING.
That word captures the essence of what we do and why we are successful. Because our children feel that our programs are a place where they belong, they can feel safe to use their voices, to share their fears, to celebrate their successes. We strive for a community where families feel a sense of belonging, where their needs are met and their voices heard.
Belonging goes beyond equity and beyond inclusion. Belonging says you have a home here.
That’s the feeling we create at IVYP.