After Hours Welcome Crew

After Hours Welcome Crew

After Hours Welcome Crew The after hours welcome crew. This was a tough trip to get geared up for. Some ongoing health challenges have had me feeling less myself than ever, and in my fog it was hard to muster up the energy to pack up all the things and head south, or...
Fernando’s gratitude

Fernando’s gratitude

Fernando’s gratitude I’m not accustomed to sharing the letters I receive from the students in our program; maybe because they feel so personal. But today I was thinking about how often I try to explain to people that Education and Hope is about so much...
Mothering the motherless

Mothering the motherless

Mothering the motherless My dear friend Romelia had just turned thirty when she died in 2004. Her five children, ranging in age from 5 through 16, were now orphans, and I promised Romelia I would always care for them. At the time of her mother’s passing, the...
Winter 2016 Newsletter

Winter 2016 Newsletter

“Only the soul that ventilates the world with tenderness has any chance of changing it.” ~Father Greg Boyle, S.J. THANKSGIVING 2016  A big thing happened this November.  Well, a lot of big things happened this November but one of them was that I turned fifty. Among...