Empowering Youth with Science in Haiti

Dr. Beth Robelia | TBD It all started with an email from my spouse, “Hey honey, do you want to go to Haiti?” I am always up for an adventure. A former colleague of my husband had forwarded a message from the director of Have Faith Mission School, an orphanage in Haiti, about coming forContinue reading “Empowering Youth with Science in Haiti”

Why Dignity is Not a Noun

By Dr. Barbara Benoliel | May 27, 2021 Until recently, I had not realized how much I was a part of causing harm. Not that it was intentional, but just because of who and what I am in the world, I am able to cause harm. Perhaps we all are unintentionally causing harm to someone,Continue reading “Why Dignity is Not a Noun”

Why Inspirations Matters

By Troya Bishop | Feb 25, 2021 Both my dream and my purpose is to accomplish unity and healing in the United States of America by teaching about racism and teaching strategies on how to heal our nation. As an advocate for social justice, over 25 years of my life have been dedicated to advocacy,Continue reading “Why Inspirations Matters”

On Charity and Change

Dr. Gary Kelsey | October 21, 2020 When I was young, I remember hearing President Lyndon Johnson announce he was instituting the War on Poverty! The goal was to eliminate poverty in the United States. I clearly remember his optimism and belief this war could be won! I still recall being excited that we couldContinue reading “On Charity and Change”

What Do My Dad, Gary Coleman, and MLK Have in Common? My Path to Community Service

By Dr. Irana Hawkins | October 5, 2020 Growing up, my father generally discouraged us kids from watching TV with the exception of “educational” programs.  When planning for a family outing, he announced our departure time and stressed being ready on time.  However, at the stated time of departure, he would say to us, “GoContinue reading “What Do My Dad, Gary Coleman, and MLK Have in Common? My Path to Community Service”

Neighborhood Networks Work to Save Lives

By Dr. Beth Robelia | September 25, 2020 I did not mean to start a network of volunteers and make more than 2000 masks in 2 months. It just happened. A need arose and I saw a chance to give back. In my youth I was a seamstress and a cutter. In Baltimore I workedContinue reading “Neighborhood Networks Work to Save Lives”