BCC Recognizes October 2021 Core Value Award Winner Kristin Lilly
Ms. Kristin's nomination reads:
“We had new minors come to campus from Afghanistan in our Caminos Program. This was a new population with new backgrounds. Kristin did a lot of research and shared that research with the team. She took on one particular minor and noted that he had major anxiety with the transition. She ensured that the minor felt heard, consistently used a translator, and made herself available (sometimes even after her time on the clock). She expected nothing in return except for the minor to know that he was supported and seen for what he needed as resources in the program.
Congratulations, Ms. Kristin, and thank you!
Listen and Respond with Empathy
Empathy will guide our programming and culture at all levels. A supportive work and program environment means valuing the voices of all people, ensuring equitable representation, and growing a desire to know and understand others. We recognize that with empathy we will better understand what type of care and encouragement to provide.