Counihan, Bobbie


Title
Counihan, Bobbie
Creator:
Counihan, Barbara Ann, 1927-2012, interviewee; Johnson, Sarah, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2003
Date digitized:
Length of interview:
Description:

Abstract: Bobbie Counihan talks about the importance of volunteer work to a community and its enriching aspects for individuals. She details some of the work she has done over the years with the YWCA and it’s emergency child care program, Children’s Alley; Head Start; the Boulder Association for the Education of Young Children; the Boulder Volunteer Information Center; and the Boulder Quaker Meeting.

 

People: Janet Beardsley

 

Places: Boulder

 

Topics: her mother’s work with the Girl Scouts, lifelong interest in teaching and early childhood education, YWCA in Boulder (Children’s Alley, Children’s Alley 2, Parenting Place, changes, addressing need for diversity on the board), starting the Head Start program in Boulder, Boulder Association for Education of Young Children, materials provided to preschools and day care facilities and homes, volunteering, first volunteering experiences, as an important activity in communities, starting the Boulder Volunteer Information Center, choosing volunteer activities that fulfill the volunteer’s needs, ways a supervisor can help make volunteering satisfying, Quaker Meeting volunteer activities, Boulder Valley Women’s Resource Center, motherhood and working.

 

Subject:
Counihan, Barbara Ann, 1927-2012
YWCA (Boulder, Colo.)
YWCA (Boulder, Colo.). Children's Alley.
Early childhood education Colorado Boulder.
Voluntarism Colorado Boulder.
Volunteers Colorado Boulder.
Boulder (Colo.) History.
Language:
eng
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Notes:
Local call number:
OH1242
Copyright:
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