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"Connect" is CAN's internal newsletter for staff, interns, volunteers, board members, and anyone else who would like to receive bi-weekly updates regarding highlights, announcements, and ongoing training/professional development updates. Welcome and join us in our virtual community-building endeavor!

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Goodbyes and See You Laters

Here are some final highlights and announcements as we wrap up the 2021 semester.

We'll see some of you in January and some are moving on to new adventures, but to all of you: Thank You for your commitment to CAN's families through this challenging season!



  • Thanks to all of you and our incredible community partners, all of our community centers had lovely harvest parties and opportunities for families to put a lot of food on their tables. Pictured: Arrowwood Hills distribution, Green Baxter Court buffet, Hikone take-home goodie bags

  • Groups like Omega Psi Phi (bottom left) are such a blast to partner with!

  • Students worked on gratitude portraits at Arrowwood Hills

  • These are the last couple of weeks of After School Program for the semester before we take a break for the holidays- thank you everyone for all you have done to walk with our students and families through this semester



Oh, Sweet December Children - we can't wait to celebrate you!

  • Jazzy Rivas Dinkins (Bryant After School PA) - December 2

  • Tasneem Berki (Bryant Market PA) - December 3

  • Aidan Hayek (Creekside After School PA) - December 10

  • Sky Woodman (Bryant Director) - December 19

  • Mike Blackwell (Bryant After School PA) - December 23

  • Delaney Tabucchi (Creekside After School PA) - December 29

Round up these December babies and give them a big birthday kiss!

Upcoming Staff Meetings- The next couple of months, our meeting schedule as of right now will look as follows:

  • December 10, All Staff* Meeting: 1-3pm

  • December 17, Management Meeting: 1-2:30pm

  • December 24, No Meeting: CAN is closed

  • December 31, No Meeting: CAN is closed

*All staff & interns are welcome to join but only Directors & VISTAs are obligated.

CAN On the Holidays-

  • December 6-10 - Prep for Holiday Parties -- If you can spare an hour or two to help organize holiday gifts at Bryant Community Center, please contact Valerie to coordinate:

  • December 13-16 - CAN Holiday Parties! View dates and times on the CAN Google Calendar (link below)

  • December 22-January 2 - Bryant Market Closed

  • December 24 - CAN Closed

  • December 31 - CAN Closed

Community center hours will vary between December 23-January 3. Please contact your supervisor if you are unsure what work expectations are =)

You can also view our more dynamic schedule on CAN's Google Calendar:

Google Calendars are a helpful tool CAN uses so we can make updates and share them out with all of our stakeholders in case anything changes!


Tips & Tidbits

Goodbyes are hard! Here are some tips for how you can do it mindfully:


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