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Dear María: Letter to My 17-Year-Old Self

Have you ever written a letter to your future self? What about your past self? From the vantage point of 27, NCCJ’s program manager María Perdomo reminisces and shares some advice with her teenage self.

Maintaining and Sustaining Compassionate Community from Home

This pandemic has shifted our lives, but it shouldn’t stop us from connecting with each other and building more compassionate communities. Check out our new 3-part virtual community program series for ways to keep doing this work from home.

Supporting Our Students During COVID-19

Students in North Carolina are starting week #6 of learning from home. Here are some ideas and tips from a former “unschooler” for helping young people find balance and thrive at home.

A Message from Michael Robinson

Facing an unprecedented, once-in-100-years pandemic, waves of unemployment, and the disruption of every system we rely on to structure our lives, you’ve done what you always do when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds: adapted, regrouped, and pressed on.

ANYTOWNer Offers Free Babysitting to Local Parents

“A glimmer of hope” in a difficult time – that’s how Taika Sorjonen (ANYTOWN ’19) thinks of their volunteer babysitting service. It’s a simple but powerful idea: while schools are closed, local high school students provide free babysitting services so that parents can go to work.

Will the coronavirus affect ANYTOWN?

**Updated March 30, 2020** NCCJ is committed to making ANYTOWN happen this summer, as long it’s healthy to do so. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more in the coming weeks and months.

Greensboro Interfaith Tour

NCCJ’s annual Greensboro Interfaith Tour will take place on February 23, 2020. We invite you to join us for this afternoon of community building and honest interfaith dialogue.

Meet an ANYTOWNer: Hilda Tajalli

Hilda says ANYTOWN helped her develop into a strong leader, advocate, ally, and community member. She’s dedicated to giving back to the Triad community.

Meet an ANYTOWNer: Joe Bryant II

ANYTOWN got Joe interested in inclusion and diversity work when he was in high school. Today he helps promote and provide equity in corporate America.

Meet an ANYTOWN advisor: Jasmine Pearson

As a counselor at Grimsley High School, Jasmine sees firsthand the impact that ANYTOWN graduates have on Grimsley’s school climate.

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