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!
Four years ago Harmony At Home received a $3,000 dollar donation from a group of prisoners at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad CA.
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.
We met with the prisoners to thank them and learn more about their motivation for giving to Harmony At Home. They shared quite a bit with us and it became apparent that they were remorseful for their past crimes and wanted to repay the community as best they could. They acknowledged that no matter how much charity they performed, they could never make up for the pain they caused the victims of the crimes they committed. They shared with us that they wished that there had been prevention programs like Sticks & Stones and Bullying Prevention when they were in school. They believe whole heartedly that if they had been provided this type of support they likely would have chosen a different path. After our first visit to the prison, the following year we received another check for $4,000! We decided we wanted our community to see and hear from the prisoners themselves. We went down to thank them again and after getting the prison system in CA to support this project, we went back down to Soledad to capture their generosity on film!