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Youth: Speaking Up and Being Seen

By Risa Wilkerson on August 27th, 2014

I’ve heard stories about a time when children were relegated to a separate dining table during large family gatherings. My father-in-law remembers eating last—leftovers after the adults enjoyed the best parts. “We got cold potatoes and chicken legs,” he said. That was a time when children were “seen and not heard.” Thankfully, the healthy communities […]

Top Seven Ways to Attract and Keep a Great Intern

By Tim Schwantes on August 21st, 2014

Ask anyone about their internship experience and you’re bound to hear an interesting story. Between Charla Hodges and me, we have had seven years of internship experience and many accompanying stories. Some good. Some bad. If one could make a career out of being an intern,* we would be well on our way. From our […]

Jailed for Justice

By Mary Beth Powell on August 15th, 2014

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made.” – Oscar Wilde In the last year and a half, nearly 1,000 demonstrators have chosen to be arrested to protest unjust laws that have been enacted by the current North Carolina state […]

Can You Get on Board with Los Jets?

By Phil Bors on August 7th, 2014

Here’s a great storyline. One that has everything: compelling characters, real-life struggles, a hero’s journey and victory in the face of incredible odds. This narrative has played out across America for years, but without a tidy ending. It’s the story of new immigrants and their American children growing up in the small town of Siler […]

Leading in a Supporting Role

By Joanne Lee on August 1st, 2014

She approaches her healthy communities work like a skilled photographer. She works patiently to capture that perfect shot, that moment when someone has an “aha” moment. Based on her range of experiences, she uses different lenses and considers various angles and perspectives to support meaningful changes in the communities she touches. She often works behind […]