Each week, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley will thank a person or organization for inspiring us in our service. This week, Recruitment Project Leader and Social Media Manager Megan Baker would like to thank the Corporate Executive Board for having us be a part of their global service day.
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to be a part of a really amazing service event at Leonard Flynn Elementary School in San Francisco with the Corporate Executive Board (CEB).
What was really cool about the day wasn’t just painting the murals and building benches, it was knowing that I was a part of a day where people were serving around the world. CEB also partnered with City Year Chicago, City Year DC and City Year London on that day. I also heard that there were service events in Singapore and other parts of the world.
All of the volunteers were super energetic and were great problem solvers. They put a lot of heart into what they were doing and really invited the City Year folks to whole-heartedly be a part of their day.
It’s always really special to see organizations giving back to their community, and to be something that was so large scale was really incredible.
It was a bittersweet day for me personally because it marked the last physical service event I will do as a corps member with City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley. It was hard to not feel sad as we did our final break and packed up the vans.
Thank you to CEB for making my last physical service day City City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley a memorable one. It was a pleasure serving with you.
To see pictures of the event, check out our Flickr.
Megan Baker, Recruitment Project Leader & Social Media Manager CYSJ