The staff of the Shoreline Family Support Center gathered today to celebrate the end of a very hectic and fun summer of programming and reflect on the mission, philosophy and program goals of the Family Support Department.

As a team we brainstormed the values, principles and beliefs that drive the work we do at the Shoreline Family Support Center. After compiling a list of over 50 words and phrases that describe why we do what we do, and how we interact with our participants and community, we voted and narrowed it down to what we believe are the Top 5 Core Values of the Shoreline Family Support Center: Diversity, Teamwork, Playfullness, Connect and Respect.

We then spent the rest of the afternoon collaborating on a “round-robin” art project. As a team we took turns working on a canvas to illustrate the values identified. Each staff member added their own flare, creativity and vision to the projects.

The final product: Five spectacular art pieces. The pictures below do not do justice to the creativity, innovation and thought put into these masterpieces. In the next few days these original works of art, created by Silvia Calvillo, Rachel Clark, Velia Lara, Tanya Schaeffer and Brooke Janmohamed, will be on display at the Shoreline Family Support Center. We invite you to stop by and experience it for yourself!!