Mentorship York Alumni Event
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4-6 p.m.
Rockfish Public House - 2nd Floor

New for 2017! We'll host a panel discussion prior to the annual alumni mixer. This event is open to current and past Mentorship York participants and Leadership York board members. The happy hour mixer following the panel discussion is a chance for mentees and mentors from the classes of 2011-2017 to reunite and network. 


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SPARK
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Buchart Horn

This signature annual event is an opportunity for Leadership York alumni to reunite and network, and to introduce non-alumni to the organization's leadership development programs.

The evening featured refreshments, door prizes, and a chance for prospective participants to speak one-on-one with alumni about what they gained from their participation in the programs.

Presented with support from Evergreen Valley Group at Morgan Stanley and McCallister & Myers.


Recap: Human Library

The Human Library is a concept with events all over the world, and  York's first Human Library took place on Saturday, March 18 at the York College Center for Community Engagement.

A Human Library is a library of human beings - individuals - that each represent a group in the community that is exposed to stigma, prejudice, and/or discrimination. It aims to establish a safe conversational space where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered. Attendees are invited to become readers by taking a person out on loan for a 30-minute, private conversation to learn about their experience and perspective.

Those who participated as books were people from here in our community, and represented a wide array of identity groups and experiences: Muslim, atheist, transgender, formerly incarcerated, Jewish, blind, autistic, deaf, immigrants, homeless, heavily tattooed, Hindu, Jehovah's Witness, gun owner, Christian, military combat veteran, gay married father, widowed, Latina, and more - more than 30 human books in all.

The feedback from those who participated in this inaugural event was unanimously, emphatically positive. The event was a wonderful platform for meaningful conversation that uncovered and challenged personal bias and fostered understanding and tolerance. 

Click here to view photos from the event

The Human Library: York event was organized by an alumna from Leadership York’s Leadership for Diverse Schools program. The event was made possible by a grant from the Women’s Giving Circle of York County Community Foundation and partnership with Leadership York’s Alumni Engagement Committee and York College’s Center for Community Engagement.