December 2016

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STAR Center In Action- December 2016

STAR Center In Action – December 2016

Welcome to the December edition of the STAR Center Newsletter!

The STAR Center was in Austin, Texas this month working with Peer Run Organizations from across Texas! The Peer Run Organization Project is an exciting initiative of Via Hope that brings together executive directors and board members of peer run organizations on a quarterly basis to focus on their organizational development and sustainability. In collaboration with leadership from Via Hope, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and the Texas Mental Health and Substance Use Division, the STAR Center facilitated a dialogue on Organizational Sustainability and Collaboration Across Peer Run Organizations in both mental health and substance use recovery communities. It was an exciting conversation and opportunity for everyone involved. 

25 meeting members in a group photo

STAR of the Month- Ryann Tanap

The STAR Center features young people every month from across the country who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating extraordinary leadership that you need to know about! Help us make sure young people in your community are recognized and valued by nominating someone today!

This month the STAR Center recognizes Ryann Tanap from Arlington, VA. Check out her story!


Ryann Tanap selfie

December 2016 Podcast- STAR001: Authenticity is the Key: Interview with Ryann Tanap

Our STAR Center Podcast kick off episode 001 is all about Authenticity - the most important thing to remember about telling your story. Ryann Tanap, Manager of Social Media and Digital Assets for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Arlington, Virginia offers us an interview and illustrates the point with her own story! Ryann Tanap was also recently recognized as one of the 2016 PR News Rising Stars under 30.