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Envisioning a Race Equity Culture – Message From the CEO

April 26, 2018

In my lifetime, the discussion of race has been a constant part of our national conversation. From the consciousness raising work of the heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, to the landmark civil rights legislation of the 1960’s, to the desegregation of public institutions, to our first black president, it may seem to some that […]

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Creating Inclusive Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

April 16, 2018

Every day, Americans with and without disabilities spend their time and energy making a difference in the lives of people in their community.  In 2015, about 62.6 million people volunteered in their communities. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) serve their communities in many ways. However, sometimes, people with I/DD do not have as many opportunities to […]

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The Center of the Universe – Message From the CEO

April 16, 2018

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about Copernicus. You remember him. The 16th century astronomer and mathematician who while spending his time gazing at the stars was actually such a keen observer of our solar system that he proposed the truly revolutionary notion that the earth is not the center of our system of planets […]

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Voices of Change

March 9, 2018

Like many of you, I have been impressed and energized by the resolve, passion, and organizational skills of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Rather than writing a message this week, I thought it was important to share the reflections of Marie Camino, our newest staff member, on her experience at the events […]

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What Do Our Children Tell Us? – Message From the CEO

March 1, 2018

Two weeks ago, my message in this space asked the question: “What Do We Tell Our Children?” I got it wrong. I wrote that column less than twenty hours after the tragic shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. As a parent, I had immediately thought about the difficulty in explaining another […]

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