Meet Holly: Our New Program Director!

  We are thrilled to introduce to you our new Program Director, Holly Hetherington!  Holly began working with us this week and we are getting things ready for New City Afterschool to begin on Tuesday, October 18th.  You can let Holly know if you’d like to...

Meet the New City Bakery Director!

New City Neighbors is proud to introduce to you our Bakery Director for the summer, Avrey Smith!  As you’ll read below, Avrey has been a huge part of New City Neighbors for a number of years and we are thrilled that he will be leading New City Bakery this summer.  You...

Reflections on Nine Years and Leaving

April 1st marks the ninth anniversary of New City Neighbors. Nine years represents a quarter of my life, and nearly all of my hair loss. I didn’t know what I was doing when we launched New City Neighbors, and in many ways, I feel like I’m still finding my way. Every...

New Year Resolutions

2016: Eating more ice cream, praying, and getting good grades… Want to join us?           Here are the new year resolutions our second graders have this year: “Eat more ice cream” x 3 “Drink more water” “Eat healthy foods” “Learn more” “Do...

Christmas Reflections

The season of Advent is drawing to a close. I’ve never fully appreciated Advent like I have this year. At the church I attend, our advent series has been entitled Waiting… with ever week a different focus. We’ve talked about waiting in the dark, waiting in exile,...

Christmas Anxiety

Since New City Afterschool launched in early October, we’ve had the opportunity to really connect and build relationships with a number of students. If you’ve read some earlier blog posts from this fall, you’ve likely read some stories about how kids lives are being...

Understanding & Hope

Jon has been attending New City Afterschool for about three or four weeks now. He started coming with some of the regular students, and has now become a regular student himself. Jon is an interesting kid who’s emotional state often flips like a light switch. He...

Fall Reflections

Today, as the wind howl’s outside, and I should be doing other things, I’m feeling reflective. If you’ve been reading this blog, then you know that this fall has brought about a number of changes at New City Neighbors including hiring Alaina to be our program...

A Call for Prayer

Its been a wild and crazy seven days. It started last week Thursday when I was picking up students at Kent Hills elementary, for New City Afterschool. As I was backing into my parking space, a guy tried to beat me to it and rear ended the New City van. I jumped out...

Week One at New City Afterschool

All these smiling faces are students who participated in New City Afterschool this past week!  And these are just a couple student pictures; stop by and check out our selfie wall to see more! After lots of planning, preparation, as well as reading and hearing names of...