Harmony at Home Events and Awards
In this beautifully crafted video, you are provided with an insider look into the impact of our Harmony At Home programs through first-hand experiences shared by youth, parents, staff, and school partners. Thank you to Mag One Media, Producer Esmeralda Montenegro Owen, Chualar School, and our many program and staff participants for your participation!
This year, for our 11th annual Harmony At Home Luncheon, we celebrate our biggest turnout to date! We had an incredible series of speakers from Walter Colton Middle School, King City Union School District and our teen programs! Thanks to Mag One Media and their production team, we also shared a video highlighting our Teen Success, Inc program, Chualar School students who participated in our Student-Led Assembly, and our Teen Camp! Our luncheon wouldn’t have been possible without our wonderful sponsors including: Leach & Walker, Harden Ranch Plaza, PGI Management, Integris, Carmel Realty Company – Elizabeth Dini, Ocean Mist, Foxy Couture, Pacific Valley Bank, Hayashi Wayland, Goldsmith Real Estate, Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss, and Vanderbilt CPAs. We would also like to thank our in-kind sponsors: YOSAL, Mag One Media, Carmel High School Art Class, Sur at the Barnyard-Carmel, Gilroy Gardens, Carmel Youth Center, Corral de Tierra Country Club, Fleurs du Soleil, Monterey Zoo, Bokay Nursery, Cristo Rey Imports, Star Market, Beauty Counter, and Matsui Nursery. THANK YOU!
Julianne Leave, Harmony At Home’s Executive Director, wins the KCBA Fox 35 High Five award! Julianne was nominated by Patricia Escobar for making a positive impact on her life and throughout Monterey County!
Patricia along with KCBA Fox 35 and the Monterey Credit Union recognize Julianne Leavy’s ability over the past 15 years to build a thriving non-profit that continues to support local families, schools, and children with the tools to lead healthy and productive lives!
We were surprised, shocked, and grateful! We wanted to know how and why prisoners in Soledad could and would send us this generous donation. We learned that every year various groups of prisoners who will likely spend the rest of their lives in prison, participate in programs that help them give back to the community.
- Deneen Guss – Deputy Superintendent of MCOE
- Chris Devers from MCOE Alternative Education Program
- Edgar, Isaac, Iris, and Maria – Youth Speakers
Thank you also to our many sponsors this year:
- PGI Management
- Harden Ranch
- Integris Wealth Management
- Bonifacio Properties
- JFG Realty Advisors
- Noland, Hamerly, Etienne, & Hoss
- Elizabeth Dini – Alain Pinel
- Foxy Couture
- Pacific Valley Bank
- Law office of Barbara J. May
- Goldsmith Real Estate
- Leach & Walker
- Vanderbilt CPAs
- Fleurs du Soleil
- Precision Nails
- Photography by Charles Knight
- Fear of bullying among 3rd through 5th grade girls and boys has decreased by 10%
- Verbal bullying has decreased by 16%
- Exclusion has decreased by 9%
- Student reporting to teachers has increased by 60%
On 4/27/17 Harmony At Home was the 2017 recipient of the Monterey County School Boards Association’s “Excellence in Education Award.”
Harmony At Home’s mission is to end the cycles of violence and abuse by empowering children and young adults with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lead healthy and productive lives.
Pinkie Weesner receives the Dr. Eldredge Community Service Award
On April 5, 2017, Ms. Frances “Pinkie” Weesner was honored with the Dr. Gene Eldredge Community Service Award from the Child Abuse Prevention Council. Pinkie has been directly responsible for helping Harmony At Home create a more peaceful and safe school and community environment in Salinas. This morning, we had the opportunity to honor her work, dedication, passion and success in helping to stop violence in our schools. Thank you, Pinkie!