Volunteer Spotlight

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Dr. Erin Perry

We are so grateful for the staff, volunteers and donors who help make the PRC's mission possible.

We are excited to spotlight Dr. Erin Perry, who recently joined the Nonnie Hood PRC board. Dr. Perry is the Director of Student Services at the Alternative School for Math and Science in Corning, NY.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Perry to the PRC family, and read the interview below to learn more about our new board member!

Why did you want to become a PRC board member?
I know how important the PRC is for young families from my own experiences and word-of-mouth in the community. I was glad to be able to give back using my time and expertise to support the mission of the PRC.

What do you most value about the PRC?
From my experience raising young children in Corning, I've learned that winter is a long season and finding indoor play spaces for children is a real challenge as well as opportunities for parents to interact and socialize with other parents. I loved having this central space in downtown Corning for play dates and birthday parties.

Do you have any memorable experiences involving the PRC?
We've started several long-term relationships with families that we met or got to know better at PRC events and playdates. I'm happy to discover, since joining the board, that several of those families are also actively involved in supporting the PRC through their volunteer work now. It is definitely a valued part of our community!

What do you do in your free time?
I work full-time and have three children, so I usually just laugh when asked this question, but in the summer, I get to spend a lot of time with my kids, taking camping trips, visiting family and working on my amateur gardening skills. In the colder months, I'm happy to have time for some reading and baking.

What was your favorite childhood game?
I loved Monopoly and playing Euchre with my family.