The EBLI Family Tree
by Nora Chahbazi
Welcome to the brand new EBLI blog! The EBLI team has put a lot of time and effort into planning the blog launch, and we’re thrilled that you're here.
For the inaugural post, we decided to highlight the EBLI staff and how we all wound up working together. I get the biggest kick out of the entertaining timeline video – lovingly named the “EBLI Family Tree” – that was created for the occasion by Peter, our talented Tech Guru. It is humorous, informational, and unique. It perfectly captures the zany story of how each of our passionate, motivated, loving, and talented staff members arrived here at EBLI.
All who work at EBLI headquarters arrived by an atypical path; no one got here through resumes or applications. The video highlights the connections and serendipitous occurrences that mapped the route. Oh and as a side note: when you watch the video, be sure to look out for the flying salmon (one of my personal favorites) and see if there is anyone you recognize in the many photographs that span from 1967 – today.
I am honored to consider every person in this video a part of my family. Some of them actually are blood relatives! We're on such an amazing and often unbelievable wild ride. Taking this journey together, along with the plethora of dedicated literacy warriors we continue to pick up along the way, makes it all the more powerful and enjoyable.
We invite you to join us! This journey is invigorating and full of exciting stories that we love to share. That’s why we’ll be publishing a new blog post monthly. If you have not done so already, sign up for our EBLI mailing list to have the posts delivered right to your inbox.
We would really love to hear from you. Comment below to share your EBLI connection, or post questions that you have about EBLI. When did you join the EBLI family and how did you learn about EBLI? Has EBLI impacted your life? If so, how? Sharing pictures and videos is also encouraged.
THANK YOU for being an integral part of our mission to Teach the World to Read. Together, anything is possible!