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 features 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.

This event is planned and hosted by Leadership York's Alumni Engagement Committee. Help spread the word by RSVPing to and sharing the Facebook event page.

There is no charge to attend SPARK, and no registration or ticket is required.

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

Parking for this event: Buchart Horn is located at 445 West Philadelphia Street. Off-street visitor parking is available at the lower entrance off Gas Avenue. Proceed past Buchart Horn on West Philadelphia Street and make the first right on to Hartley Street (at Jim & Nena’s). Make the next right on to Gas Avenue, and the large Buchart Horn parking lot will be on your right – enter the building at this lower entrance.

Mentorship York Alumni Event
August 2017 - date TBA
4-6 p.m.

New for 2017! We'll host a panel discussion prior to the annual alumni mixer. This event is open only to current and past Mentorship York participants. 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. Details coming soon.

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.