Op-ed originally commissioned and published by Sittercity (Link to the original post). See more of Luke's freelance blogging and content creation projects. This time last week, I was fighting (losing) round 127 of the ongoing “Nap or no Nap?” game my three-year-old daughter invented sometime around month three of quarantine. The fun thing about this game:…
Read: The Undocumented Americans
The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio My rating: 5 of 5 stars Unrelenting and fearless, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio weaves intimate personal reflection and a participatory journalistic style all her own into a dynamic, nuanced portrait of life as an Undocumented American. Imperfect and raw in exactly the ways I imagine the author wants it…
Defeating Trump the Bully — not Trump the Politician
Why Trump insists on punching down–and why political missteps will never sink him.
Engaging students through personalized outreach | Recent Work
The Client and the Problem Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation students get to and through college. Across four regional sites and in at least as many states, the organization supports over 8,000 students in their pursuit of higher education. Doing personalized advising work at such scale inevitably results in some students who are less…
Writing a Business into Existence
The idea for my writing and storytelling business developed early in 2018, around the time my current work was threatening to implode.
Engineered for Inequality: Calls from an Access Conference for Reimagining Higher Education in America
Scholars and practitioners called out higher education’s implicit whiteness at NPEA's 2019 Conference, emphasizing the urgent need for systemic alternatives.
Expanding the Village: the Impact of CAAEL’s student-centered innovations
From a tiny basketball league to an organization serving thousands of students, CAAEL offers hope and transformation to communities supporting alternative schools.
Affirming Immigrant Identities | Impact Story: Lawrence & Argyle
Lawrence & Argyle exists to promote immigrant identities, build community, and support organizations that serve immigrants and/or refugees. This is their Impact Story.
An Empowering Event : Impact Story
On a chilly October afternoon, warm house lights and crimson crushed velvet seats welcomed attendees into Victory Gardens Theater on Lincoln Avenue. A set piece of uncertain completeness filled the performance space. Two-stories of weathered paneling, flanked on either side by its exposed frame of two-by-fours. At the edge of the stage: a semicircle of…
Scholar Story | Lena
Lena, GLP 2017 Lena’s story is part of a project entitled “Scholar Stories.” Please see this project’s portfolio page for more details and additional stories in this series. “My finger hurts,” Lena said, in an earnest yet ill-conceived attempt to justify why she was awake – again. Up past 3 a.m. – again. And surrounded by…