2021 Remarkable Volunteer
Anthony is a dedicated and passionate Tu Nidito volunteer. He facilitates support groups with great care, while also furthering Tu Nidito’s mission in other personal and professional spheres. As 1 of over 115 Tu Nidito volunteers, he was selected by peers and staff to receive this honor. Read more about Anthony and watch the recording from his award presentation at Tu Nidito below!
Anthony Cicchino was born in New Jersey but has called Arizona home for the past twenty years. He works in the field of education as a curriculum developer, and enjoys working with and learning from different groups of stakeholders. He also appreciates being the Youth Task Force Leader for Help and Hope for YOUth, presenting on mental health and self-care for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), writing poetry, and pursuing his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.
Regarding his time at Tu Nidito, he says,
“I became a volunteer at Tu Nidito after they presented at my workplace. The passion, dedication, and energy they give the community of Tucson emanated from the presentation and drew me in. I started with one group, Middles, and was quickly drawn in by the welcoming staff, the wonderful families, and the inspiring youth. The Middles amazed me in their ability to be so articulate with difficult emotions. I soon after became involved with a Teen group and the Young Adult Group. My time at Tu Nidito has provided me with some of the best and most genuine memories of my life, and I feel grateful to be able to participate in a local organization that is truly making a lifelong difference in the lives of so many. I know what I do is valuable because of the energy I feel from families and children each night; it’s almost tangible.”
In July of 2020, Anthony wrote an article about his experience volunteering at Tu Nidito. It was featured on Channel Kindness, a digital platform created by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. Read his article here:
Thank you, Anthony, for providing excellent support to Tu Nidito’s children, teens and young adults, and for carrying Tu Nidito’s mission with you wherever you go!
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Tu Nidito, click here.