NESS Receives Awards from US Sailing

NESS and two of its employees received US Sailing Community Sailing Awards for their 2016 achievements. US Sailing is the governing body for the sport of sailing in the United States while its Community Sailing Committee promotes and supports community sailing across the country. US Sailing’s Community Sailing awards recognize organizations and individuals who have […]

What A Year!

What a fantastic year we have had! Dear Friends of NESS, As 2016 comes to a close, I want to take a moment to give thanks for another transformative year at NESS. We all have so much to be thankful for as we complete another outstanding year. This past year NESS continued to implement its […]

Proclamation From the City of New London

It has been a busy and exciting year in New London! Mary Ann Horrigan, NESS, and the NESS SEA AmeriCorps Program were recognized by Mayor Passero at the December 19th New London City Council meeting. The proclamation reads as follows: Whereas, NESS has been an outstanding and effective partner with the City of New London, […]

The First Steps

Billy is an avid NESS-goer and absolutely loves the water. At first, he was a little nervous since he was not the greatest swimmer and was uncomfortable in the water. However, after a few baby steps—like getting into a life jacket and taking a trip to the dock—he took a major step by getting into […]

Looking for a Vacation Activity?

Do you have kids home for vacation or family in town for the holidays? If so, we have a couple of activity ideas for you! If the weather permits, get outside and clean up our shoreline! INFORMATION ON HOW TO LOG MARINE DEBRIS: FIRST: Download Marine Debris tracker APP on your phone (iPhone) (Google Play) […]

Learning to Sail

Even though they were eager to learn to sail, Janelle and Samantha’s first experience on the Hartley did not go so well! They were frightened of how much faster and harder the bigger boat was to control. They tried to get back on course for a few minutes, and then I volunteered to jump in […]

The Student Becomes the Leader

Angelina opened up to me quickly at our first after-school program. While it was obvious she felt like an outsider, she came forth and spoke to me about her doubts at the end of the day. The next time Angelina arrived at Ocean Beach, she jumped right in. By no means an expert, she felt […]

Trying Something New!

While there have been days and moments when I feel I have impacted a child’s life, the acts I did for students on their first day of sixth grade are the things I am most pleased with. The first day of school is always filled with nervousness and excitement. For any incoming sixth grader, the […]