Welcoming Baylie

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Baylie McGrady is the Marketing Communication Coordinator at Center of Life. She is a recent graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communication. Growing up among the small community of Fredericktown, PA kindled a love of travel within Baylie. This passion to learn about different places and cultures translates into an enthusiasm for working with people and the drive to have a positive impact on their lives.Her journey at COL is a testament to this dedication.

Baylie started in May as the Project Management Intern and was a part of the first cohort of marketing interns. She describes this time as hectic but exciting. “The sense of responsibility and the freedom that we had made us more confident. Because when you feel trusted, you feel better about what you’re doing.” In August, Baylie joined the staff as our Marketing Communication Coordinator. In her own words, this role can be summarized as “bringing awareness to everything we do—for our programs, community, donors, students, parents.”

Over the summer, Baylie was able to watch the students work hard as they put on their concerts. This was when she had—as she called it—The Moment. Seeing the children’s confidence on stage affirmed Baylie’s conviction that she had found the right place: “This is it! I love this…. You can read our programming online all day but seeing it is completely different. It wasn’t just seeing the kids sing and dance. It was seeing them have ownership of what they were doing. That’s what sets us apart.”

-Arista Engineer

Center of Life