culture · Education · Reflections · Social Justice · travel

“You have a right to your own humanity.”

It’s been almost a month since I’ve come back from Ghana, and I still find it a challenge to describe what it was actually like.  For the most part I’ve figured out how to summarize things and I am usually prepared to answer whatever questions people have, but there is one topic I struggle to… Continue reading “You have a right to your own humanity.”

culture · Education · Reflections · Social Justice · travel

“Don’t pass through Ghana, let Ghana pass through you.”

During the entirety of my time in Ghana, I thought about how I was going to talk about my experience.  I’m still not sure if describing what I was thinking and feeling for my ten days there would be adequate even if I was able to use the exact right words.  But I feel like… Continue reading “Don’t pass through Ghana, let Ghana pass through you.”

Reflections · Service

Saying goodbye (to my students).

As I write this, I’m in a pretty weird place mentally.  I honestly haven’t planned this post out at all and don’t know what to say.  But today deserves recognition.  With my term of service with College Possible at an end and all of our end-of-year celebrations over, I can’t help but think about what… Continue reading Saying goodbye (to my students).

Great Stories · Reflections · Service · Work

Great Stories Part VII: Being a Friend

S is one of those students that is completely dedicated to College Possible and the people in it, especially since CP supported his brother when he needed it the most.  S is also a naturally friendly, happy, energetic person and is always a fantastic student to talk to.  Whenever I asked if he was willing… Continue reading Great Stories Part VII: Being a Friend

Politics · Reflections · Social Justice

Love Trumps Hate.

It’s been… a week.  A hard week to watch unfold around me.  Working with an organization completely dedicated to the education system in this country made the Betsy DeVos hearing videos that much harder to watch.  I’ve barely brought myself to look at any articles about Trump’s inaugural address; the only thing I paid attention… Continue reading Love Trumps Hate.

Great Stories · Reflections

Great Stories Part VI: Guardian Angel

T is a student that I believe embodies the traits of a College Possible student: she is motivated, hard-working, and perseveres no matter what. She has been one of my students for both of my terms of service. The entire time I have worked with her she has not been enrolled, but is constantly taking… Continue reading Great Stories Part VI: Guardian Angel