My dream… If you asked me at this very moment what my dream job is, I would tell you that apart from starting my own nonprofit, my dream job would be to work for Acumen. But, it’s not all about me… Acumen is an organization that is addressing social injustice and systemic oppression in… Continue reading Acumen
Peter got into the nonprofit world of serving the marginalized and those living in poverty “by accident.” From a young age he aspired to be a high school principal, like his role model Uncle John. Peter received his undergraduate degree in education and entered into his student teaching position with his eye on the prize—he… Continue reading Go!
Guest blogger Beti Thompson, PhD, is a Member and Associate Program Head and Associate Director of Minority Health and Health Disparities at the Cancer Prevention Program (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center). To learn more about some of her innovative work please click here. When I previously interviewed Beti, we began to discuss the plethora of factors… Continue reading Life Events, Health, and Poverty: A Guest Blog by Beti Thompson, PhD
In the nonprofit world there is always a tension in how to best articulate the results, impact, and success that you and/or your organization is having on the world. Grants and corporate donors usually want cold, hard numbers–quantitative “proof” that you are effecting change in the most efficient way possible. They want to know that… Continue reading Success
One of my favorite quotes of all time was said by Mother Teresa. She said “Calcuttas are everywhere if only we have eyes to see. Find your Calcutta.” Calcutta, now known as Kolkata, is the place in India where Mother Teresa spent many years of her life serving the poorest of the poor. Calcutta possesses… Continue reading Finding Calcutta
If I were to ask you what you think of when you think about poverty in the United States what would you say? If I were to ask you to describe the face of poverty, what would it look like? Would it be Black, Latino, Native American? If I were to ask you where you… Continue reading Hillbilly Elegy
Carlos’ leg taps rapidly on the hard tile floor. He rubs his cold hands back and forth and rolls his neck in an attempt to relieve some of the tension that has been building up over the last few months. This is the last step in what has been a frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive process.… Continue reading Guilt