A Firsthand Look at Farming, Education and Women’s Empowerment in Belize by Amy Lamb

Visiting Stop Hunger Now’s partner in Belize, Kids Konnect 4 Jesus, in October was the first time I had been out of the country. While traveling with a small team of Stop Hunger Now staff, I discovered one of the most difficult things about leaving the U.S. is letting yourself take in your surroundings without […]

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Nature Matters… and Advocacy Does Too

My time at the Arts & Science Council (ASC) has been spent doing things I never thought I’d have the opportunity to do in a professional setting. So far these things have included hiking, promoting a documentary, observing teaching artists in Pre-K classrooms, managing a professional web designer, event planning, and learning how to code. These […]

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Creating an Intentional Culture – Superman Style

Halloween started early at the Communities In Schools (CIS) central office because of a plan to bring staff together for a chance to bond. Once October rolled around, staff began to decorate the office using odds and ends and creativity that would have left Willy Wonka amazed. People decorated their office doors, cubicles, and copy […]

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When is the deadline?

This year I am working in the Global Learning and Organizational Development Department (GLOD) at Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) in Atlanta. One of the big projects I am working on this year is to transition Habitat for Humanity’s (HFH) intranet site called My.Habitat to a new, updated version. We are in the preliminary stages […]

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Happy One-Year to Me and OC

I find it rather hard to sit down and write this final blog post. While this may be a result of my impressive procrastination skills or of the busy-ness brought on by the summer months, I believe what makes it so difficult is that it requires me to admit that my fellowship is nearing its […]

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10 months in…

It has been almost ten months since I started my Davidson Impact Fellowship at Communities In Schools (CIS). This is the first time I have sat down at my keyboard to try and post about my experience. Let me start with a brief overview of CIS as an organization before I dive in after almost […]

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The best way to predict the future? Create it.

1.            In 2004, Donald Berwick, physician and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), challenged hospital administrators to save 100,000 lives in 18 months. In what became known as the 100,000 Lives Campaign, the IHI convinced thousands of hospitals to alter their behavior and institutionalize new standards of care. His team created an individualized […]

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In the shoes of a therapist for kids who have caused sexual harm

(For your information: the following stories contain potentially heavy or upsetting material. They are modifications and conglomerations of stories from nearly 200 kids and families throughout North Carolina. The identifying information and situations are fictional and could not be linked to our clients, past or present.) Caleb, Stage II, Affect regulation and Attachment, Family Caleb […]

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How Do We Achieve "Culture For All?"

The Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) mission is “ensuring access to an excellent, relevant, and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Region.” In this role, ASC strives to ensure that the cultural community is truly open to everyone, and not just a select few. Recently, ASC has adopted the tagline “Culture For All,” a clear […]

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Inside a Room of Secret Agents at Children's Hope Alliance

The LCSW’s (licensed clinical social workers), QP’s (qualified professionals), and LMFT’s (licensed marriage and family  therapists) are the staff members on the ground with our clients who have caused sexual harm. These TASK (Treatment Alternatives for Sexualized Kids) agents are less known to the rest of the world but celebrity to our kids and the […]

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