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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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Greeting the new year



Sending January birthday wishes! 🥳

  • Lucy Hoying, Arrowwood Program Assistant, January 6

  • Anthony Paolillo, Bryant Program Assistant, January 9

  • Nai Thomas, Brick Program Assistant, January 13

  • David Greene, Accountant, January 28

  • Carol Wang, Hikone Intern, January 31


Upcoming Events-

  • January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, CAN Closed

  • January 17 - ASP Begins

  • January 23 - Lincoln Consolidated Schools Closed

    • No ASP at Brick

  • January 31 - AAPS Early Release Day

  • February 8 - AAPS Student Count Day

  • February 20 - President's Day AAPS & LCS Closed

Staff Meetings (*Meetings have been moved to Tuesdays at 12pm*)-

  • January 3, 12 pm - Management Meeting / In-person, location TBD

  • January 10, 12 pm - All Staff* Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

  • January 17, 12 pm - Management Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

  • January 24, 10:30 am - VIP (VISTA Improvement Program) / Virtual (Zoom)

  • February 7, 12 pm - Management Meeting / In-person, location TBD

  • February 14, 12 pm - All Staff* Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

  • February 21, 12 pm - Management Meeting / Virtual (Zoom)

  • February 28 10:30 am - VIP (VISTA Improvement Program) / Virtual (Zoom)

*Due to availability/scheduling, All Staff Meetings are required for Management and AmeriCorps VISTAs and optional for Program Assistants and Interns (although we highly encourage any PAs and Interns who are available to join!)

All of our staff meetings and CAN holidays are up on the CAN Google Calendar. If you are in our Google Group listservs (,,, & you should receive an invitation to any relevant staff meetings, events, etc.

  • If you are not in one of these listservs or cannot access the CAN Google Calendar, please email so you can be added!

You can find a link to subscribe to the CAN Google Calendar at (CAN Calendar).


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Tips & Tidbits

One thing I am working on in the New Year is meditating on a regular basis. I watched this inspiring and entertaining TED Talk from spiritual leader Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche that made meditating seem a bit more approachable.


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