I considered Joy one of my mentors. I met her in 2007, during a research project on community schools. She immediately invited me to her home, so we can chat about the history of the movement. I went to her place several times. We set in her living room, looking through old books, we took brief walks around her neighborhood, and we chatted over meals. Ever since we met, she was there for me. She always had wonderful feedback, words of encouragement, and was a phone call away for any questions I might have. One of her last emails to me started with, “How wonderful for our emerging field of com schs that we begin to have a history.” Joy was an amazing individual, nurturing of the emerging researchers and practitioners in the youth development field. Her contribution to the field will forever be foundational to the work we do going forward. What an incredible human being! I will miss you, and I know the whole field feels the same way.