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.
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…
Scholar Story | Stacy
Stacy, 2015 Stacy'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. “Stacy, finish your food!” her dad exclaims in Cantonese, the dominant tongue in this North Side Chicago household of Asian diaspora elders and first-generation American offspring. Stacy’s story begins far…