A Note from our Executive Director
“For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It is enough. I’m enough. My kids are enough.”
We have been blessed with abundance this past month at IVYP and I am so grateful. We hosted our inaugural LEAP awards event, honoring Jon Clark and Dr. Liz Barnitz, two individuals who have embodied our values of Learning, Engaging, Advocating and Partnering – helping us LEAP into the future. We received a grant from the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara, which will help our Family Resource Center to grow. I see abundance in the support of our community and the strength of our history.
Yet, in this abundance, we continue to struggle with scarcity. We are in the midst of a transition in our Children’s Center and so we are looking for a program director as well as teachers. Ensuring that we have enough staffing at our sites is a challenge that often leaves our staff feeling stretched. I am choosing to approach all of this with gratitude. Of course, I am extremely grateful for the gifts we have received from our donors and funders. But, I’m also grateful for the opportunity to re-envision our children’s center. Together, we are working to make our environment more welcoming, more enriching and more engaging.
I invite you to join us as we grow into the abundance of opportunities coming our way.