Dates: Sunday Evenings, May 1-July 17th, (no sessions on  May 29th or July 3rd)

Objectives

Those participating in Community Coaching can expect to experience the following:

  • A sense of community, comradery, and connection to Main Street neighbors, staff, and other members.
  • Many chances to role play and discuss ongoing situations as they arise.
  • Opportunities to check-in one on one with a coach weekly.
  • A sense of calm as we close the previous week and reset for the week ahead.

Overview

Those participating in Community Coaching will meet with their coaches and cohort on Sunday evenings and have an option for a mid-week one on one check-in, which can be done in person or virtually.

Sunday Cohort Meetings will occur from 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM in Poppy Boy’s Kitchen. They will include a look back at the past week and review of the individual’s week ahead. Plus focused discussions and workshops on relevant topics based on parent and participant feedback. We will also use this time to:

  • Encourage participation in Main Street and community events.
  • Learn and practice valuable skills around self-expression and listening.
  • Play and enjoy time with neighbors.

Midweek Check-Ins are optional scheduled week by week. They will either be in a communal space or done virtually. Participants can except the following from Midweek Check-Ins:

  • Reinforce and discuss ideas from Sunday sessions.
  • Address relevant concerns.
  • Safe and confidential conversations free of judgement.

About Our Coaches

Isabel Garcia

Isabel Garcia

Isabel graduated from Wesleyan University in May 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology and certificate in Writing. In her free time she enjoys meditating, baking, making jewelry and accessories for her online shop, and playing with my two cats, Max and Hermione.

Isabel is passionate about mental health awareness and education, and is currently working to develop a mobile application that will assist users in learning and using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. Isabel loves having the opportunity to build meaningful connections with Main Street members and staff and is grateful to be a part of a community that is so open, inclusive and empowering.

Laura Boyajian

Laura is in her last year of undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland pursuing a dual degree in Disability & Advocacy Studies and Psychology. She connected with Main Street in 2018 and spent two semesters interning with the organization before becoming a Program Associate. Witnessing Main Street’s growth and impact since its inception has been inspiring and she is thrilled to be a part of this team. In her free time, Laura enjoys hiking, traveling to her homeland of Armenia, and spending time with her nephews and nieces.

Jayme Bergman

Jayme (she/her) is an enthusiastic listener, compassionate coach, and big believer in empowering others through empathy. She is passionate about reproductive justice, LGBT+ issues, and mental health advocacy. Her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University is in Human Development and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a concentration in racial justice.

In her free time, Jayme enjoys reading, yoga, traveling, learning new things, and socializing. Get to know her by telling her about your pet or favorite book! She is so excited to be joining the Main Street community!

Daniel Friedman, Main Street Community Coach

Daniel Friedman

Daniel graduated from Indiana University in 2016, with degrees in Operations Management and Entrepreneurship. He started his career working with So What Else, a Rockville based non-profit, running free after school programs for young children.

In 2020 Daniel trained to become a Meditation, Yoga, and Breathing teacher, that is also when he began working with Main Street! Dance Parties on Friday in Yoga and Mindfulness class are the highlight of his week. Daniel’s favorite part of Main Street is regularly seeing all of the wonderful people who make it a warm, inclusive, and beautiful community.

Register

Please contact us if you have any further questions before registering.