Neighborhood Opportunity Network

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Gold Bond at the NeighborCorps Retreat!

Posted by Alix Nunan on September 30, 2009

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On Saturday, September 26th until Sunday, September 27th some very serious bonding took place in the serene country setting of Buckeystown, Maryland. The Bishop Claggett Center a.k.a the perfect little getaway, was hands-down the best place to host our 1st EVER Neighbor Corps Retreat! On the first day of the retreat, nineteen Neighbor Corps participants apprehensively began the journey of leadership and community building, and by the end of the retreat we’d laughed together, cried together, and played TABOO together.

My favorite part of the retreat by-far was the storytelling. Storytelling was a chance for each participant to choose to take a risk and trust his or her neighbors. We told stories about our personal life journeys. These testimonies moved even the strongest personalities in the room. The bonds made at the Neighbor Corps Retreat were more precious than GOLD. I can tell this is the beginning of an amazing 3-months, which will enhance the lives of many people in Wheaton and beyond.

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