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7 Lessons We Can Learn From Noah's Ark PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 00:00

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright EdelmanIt isn’t everyday you get to be in the same room as a legend. But after having the opportunity to listen to Marian Wright Edelman at July’s Freedom School Jubilee hosted by the Freedom School Partners I couldn't stop talking about her. Featured at the Jubilee was their founder Marian Wright Edelman, an amazing woman who has devoted her entire professional life to advocating for the disadvantaged. Her career is so packed full of amazing achievements that if I were able to do a tenth as much I would be a local hero.

Marian Wright Edelman founded and is still President of the Children’s Defense Fund, which is the nation’s strongest voice for children and families. She was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar and served for Dr. King’s Poor People Campaign. She has received many awards and honorary degrees including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.

In her speech her passion for those she worked for came through. She told us “our biggest national deficit is our children” and “children should see college, not prison in their future.”

 

 
Introducing Charlotte Anychild PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 00:00

 

Charlotte, NCMy name is Charlotte Anychild, my family and I just moved to Charlotte last week. I am like most kids you have ever met, I love to play, I love hugs and I love to smile. My mom brought me and my younger brother and sisters here to start again. We are currently living with my grandparents until my mom can find a job and we can get a place of our own. It is crowded here, I miss having my own room.

 
How To Become A Hero in Your Community PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 09:33

Most of us long to make a difference or be a hero to someone. When you hear about the person on the news who organized an amazing drive for an amazing effort and made a huge difference to someone or something, we all secretly want that to be us.
Getting started well that is when it starts to get tricky. Who or what should we support? How much time is this going to take? (Let’s be real here.) And when it is all said in done – will this even matter?  Sometimes we get so lost in these questions, we become paralyzed and do nothing.

 


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