Category Archives: Education

Refugees 101

One of my friends who works extensively with refugees recently outlined the background check process. This info is also available on the State Department website. In the spirit of this blog, I hope to cultivate bridges through transparent, non-partisan information. … Continue reading

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Our Moral Obligation: Rebuild the Safety Ladder

With all the dialogue these past few weeks, I’ve been looking for a way to contextualize current events and frame our national discussion.  Clearly, talking about race in America is not easy, nor is discussing profiling, fear, hate, guns, reproductive … Continue reading

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Putting it to practice: Learning Lights launches as a Fledgling

Hello readers, My travels around West Africa, community and affordable housing development work in the Pacific Northwest, and my studies in sustainable business have brought me to a new chapter.  Yesterday I started as a “Fledgling” in the conscious company … Continue reading

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Continuously Improving the Neighborhood at Work

I am transitioning.  For the past two years, I spent nearly every waking moment focused on earning my MBA in Sustainable Business at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.  And when I wasn’t in class over the internet or in person at … Continue reading

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Stories, stories everywhere

How many stories have you heard today?  How many this week?  Did you lose count?  Everything these days seems to be filled to the brim with stories.  Some of these stories are direct narratives, and others are non-linear snapshots.  A … Continue reading

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Raising the level of conversation in 2012

As we begin 2012, a presidential election year, I am reminded of eight years ago when I worked as a field organizer in three rural counties in Maine.  Organizing the local committees to think nationally while acting locally required strong … Continue reading

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Year’s End: Seeing Through a Different Lens

The final week of December is a time of paradox.  As a student, it is my break time, a time to read books not related to school (I’m resisting the temptation to crack open texts for the new quarter).  This … Continue reading

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Tell Stories, Form Bridges

Nicholoas Kristof announced his Win-A-Trip 2012 contest this past week, an opportunity this year open to students only to travel with him for ten days to two weeks and blog with both written and video content.  He describes what he’s … Continue reading

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Community engagement through education

In the Peace Corps in Niger, our education volunteers focused on community and youth education, rather than teaching in classrooms.  Part of this was government mandate, but much resulted from the observation that education involving the whole community is a … Continue reading

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