We LOVE February

February is one of my personal favorite months because I love LOVE in all its forms. I’m also a fan of all the standard Valentine’s Day fare – chocolate, champagne, and flowers. So, if you need me this month I’ll be doing heart-shaped crafts and sending out my Valentines. Here at KIT, we are in…

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In Honor Of MLK Day

We are back at it after a long, restful break and into the new year. Coming up later this month (January 27th) is a webinar on Supporting Distance Learning in Your Program, geared toward after school programs that are hosting students for virtual school. See our KIT website or any of our social media accounts…

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Feeling Thankful

I’m in a grateful state-of-mind. My family celebrated Thanksgiving early so that we could see my mother-in-law before her assisted living facility closes up tight due to reimposed restrictions in California. She turned 97 last month. So, the chance to take her out of her facility and have a safe and physically-distanced Thanksgiving meal with…

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Inclusion Advocacy Going Strong

Who could use a little good news? I know I could! To start, last week, we welcomed 4 new members to the KIT Board of Directors, which is great news!  Our board members are effective champions for inclusion. Here are 2 timely examples: Inclusive Education News: Those of you who have been around a while…

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Walking The Path

Like many of you and the places you work, worship, recreate, and even shop, we’ve spent the past few months reckoning with our long legacy of racial inequity. As a team, we’ve been learning, reading, sharing, and planning. As Inclusionistas, we are committed to deeply understanding how race and other dimensions of diversity intersect with…

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Getting Back To What We Do Best

  Finding Passion Please forgive me for skipping a week here and there. To be honest, some weeks during this pandemic, I have a hard time locating my passion. But… lately a few things have brought back that good old feeling!      In 2014, I gave a TEDx talk called “Isn’t It A Pity?…

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KIT Launches At-Home Helpline

We have exciting news!! Our services are expanding to help parents during this time of home-quarantine.    The New Normal: The rapid closure of schools, childcare programs, afterschool activities, and basically all aspects of community life outside the home and immediate family due to COVID-19 has been hard on everyone. It’s been tough on adults,…

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Stay In Touch With KIT!

Hello, Friends & Happy April, I hope you and your family are healthy and safe and adjusting to the new reality. These are trying times, and you may wonder what can fuel my passion when there isn’t much inclusion going on in the world. This week I am inspired by our KIT team and how…

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It’s Peak Season at KIT!

#TGIF and Happy Friday! We are heading into one of our peak seasons at KIT. Schools are back in session, afterschool programs are in full swing, energy is high, and the demand for KIT is great. Expect to see a lot of pictures of smiling crowds in the coming weeks. These photos of smiling participants…

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The Power of Focus

Happy Summer Solstice! This week I was reminded over and over again how powerful it is when we focus on inclusion. All of us have attended workplace training, and those sessions have likely increased our professional skills and developed us personally. But, think about all the work training you have been to in your career.…

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