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On Giving Tuesday, Help Me Support Two Important Organizations


Today marks Giving Tuesday, a day that celebrates end-of-the-year giving and philanthropy for nonprofits across the globe. Since its start in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in NYC, Giving Tuesday has grown into 30,000 organizations in 68 countries participating in the day. That’s a ton of nonprofits, which can make it hard toRead the Rest…

Why I Believe in Community-Based Learning: My Week with Students in Costa Rica

Costa Rica students

A dark roll of rain clouds perched below a hazy sky, prepared to swoop down and release sorrow onto the black, pebbled beach below. Weathered fishermen scrambled to make swift decisions about food and family; some hunkered down in their boats for the evening, others relentlessly pushed their small vesselsRead the Rest…

Sometimes It Takes Going Back to Childhood to Remember that We Have the Power to Draw Our Worlds


Three weeks ago I had the honor of traveling to Des Moines, Iowa, to co-facilitate Diving Deep, a reflective institute for experienced community engagement professionals from across the country. The event was sponsored by Campus Compact. As I was designing the curriculum for the event with my co-facilitators, and weRead the Rest…

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