Honoring African Americans in Our Field

Categories: Holidays, Social Justice
W.E.B. Du Bois was known for many achievements – first African American to graduate with a PhD from Harvard, noted author, sociologist, and civil rights activist. Along with several other great names in African American history – Ida Wells, Oswald Garrison Villard, and Florence Kelly, to name a few – he went on to found …

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We Matter

Categories: Financial Literacy, FMGW News, Social Justice
“I want our actions to tell every child, in every neighborhood: your life matters, and we are as committed to improving your life chances as we are for our own kids.” –President Obama, State of the Union Address, 2015. Over the last 6 years of his presidency, I’ve lost count of the number of times …

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Back to School

Categories: Child Welfare, Social Justice
Without a doubt, it is back to school season. From the back to school sales to the increased early morning traffic, the signs are everywhere. This is the time of the year when big yellow school buses are filled with chattering kids on their way to exciting new ideas and new opportunities that education provides. …

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Doing our Part for Inclusive Global Wealth

Categories: Camp Moss Hollow, Social Justice
Summer usually means something different to adults than it does to children. Last month, I spoke about the importance of summer enrichment through activities like Camp Moss Hollow, and I am happy to report that the camp is in full swing with lots of happy campers. But enrichment is not just for kids – it’s …

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Grey is a Lovely Color

Categories: Other, Social Justice

On a recent trip, I was able to catch up on some light reading: recent advances in foster care paradigms, articles on disruptive change in the non-profit sector, and further exploring how good organizations become great. One article in particular caught my attention. In the April 26, 2014 edition of The Economist, the lead story …

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