Blog Posts

Our WHY

At The Cypress Initiative we spend a lot of time talking about WHAT we do. Most everyone that knows of The Cypress Initiative, knows we work with youth through the S.P.A.R.K. Teen Mentoring Program. They may also know we work with adults as well. We coach people...

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The day I realized the girl I was sure I was, wasn’t real.

I’m going to be 35 in a few days and I’ve spent the majority of my 35 years knowing a few things for certain about myself. I’m an introvert I only like to exercise in the morning Like layers of concrete that could never wear- these were things I knew to be true to my...

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Sabbatical from Doing Good

Have you ever felt worn thin from doing a lot for others? Ever been caught up thinking about how to help someone with a problem? Does it seem like you’re always the one who people look to for a solution? As helpers, we often keep ourselves busy being the solution for...

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Highway of Thought

If you are new to our community, you may have asked yourself: What exactly does The Cypress Initiative do? Or you may have read that our mission is to cultivate human potential, but wondered why we say we do it one thought at a time. When uncovering human potential,...

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Welcome to The Cypress Initiative Family

When I took the position of Executive Director in February of 2014, I had very high hopes and a well-devised plan of action. But what I came to learn through my first year at the Cypress Initiative is the need for a plan is only a need created within myself. That my...

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