Group photo from the C2C in Greenwich, CT on February 19, 2019

A group of Wake Foresters gathered over dinner in Greenwich, CT on February 19, 2019 to discuss Community.

Overview and highlights of our Call to Conversation:

  • We discussed how community arises from the most unexpected groups. Each participant’s personal experience with community was diverse and unique.
  • The experiences shared ranged from;
    • Starting a new job in a new place during a difficult time in life and meeting your best friend though this experience.
    • Traveling to a new school with a diverse student body, overcoming anxiety at first, then quickly feeling you are part of a community.
      Transitioning from the city to the suburbs, finding new friends on a tennis team, or a civic group or a new school for the children. The people you meet may be unfamiliar at first, but inevitably, people come together and grow together through good and bad times.
    • Experiencing a family tragedy and finding the people you work with rise up to support you in ways you could have never imagined.
    • Being an underclassman on a varsity sport and finding the juniors and seniors who were “scary” become your biggest advocates and your dear friends.