"How do you 'green' Green Street?," a question that Mara Eisenstein and Cassie Carroll began asking themselves years ago as members of Students for Environmental Concerns (SECs). Now, as founders and directors of the Illinois Green Business Association, Mara and Cassie reminisce on their days at the Y and the Y's important role in their lives.
This video is a part of the YMCA's celebration of 140 years of accomplishment in its mission to "challenge and nurture the mind and spirit of individuals and communities to develop and practice ethical principles and responsible leadership for social justice and the integrity of our natural world."
As part of this celebration, we would like to acknowledge stories of University YMCA alumni in order to commemorate our lasting legacy. We would love to hear your Y story, because we believe that the power of storytelling is when people say "me too."
Watch other videos from our friends and Y alumni:
- Diane Marlin: "The Battle to Save the Park"
- Ellen Dahlke: "A Place Where I Could"
- Miss V: "Home Away From Home"
- Lauren Haynes: "Never Stop Serving"
- Tom Seals: "For A Better Tradition"