We – the People – Are the Inspiration

If we gathered all the service projects we have created – and organized them by topic so we could see what we have, we would find overwhelming evidence that as a people, we are wonderfully equipped with capability. We already have so much of what we need. Beyond the project details, there is an incrediblyContinue reading “We – the People – Are the Inspiration”

Solution in Our Midst

My husband teaches language arts in our local middle school and he receives publications from NYSUT (New York State United Teachers). I was struck by the recent cover photo and the statistic: 1 in 4 children in New York live in poverty. When I think of poverty, the first thing that comes to mind isContinue reading “Solution in Our Midst”

We Can Start Now; We Don’t Need Permission

We can start now. We don’t need permission. There are no obstacles. We have everything we need: A unified service learning curriculum Schools nationwide Non-profits in every community Project originators Internet One office   Service learning is an established methodology for coordinating traditional academics with genuine, real life, current time, community needs. Bringing genuine community needsContinue reading “We Can Start Now; We Don’t Need Permission”

Obesity: A National Concern

There are numerous studies and reports on obesity as a modern day epidemic in our country. The solution seems simple: we need to move, to be active, to exercise, and we need to consume foods that are good for us, whole foods, balanced meals, reasonable quantities. None of this is new. The dilemma is howContinue reading “Obesity: A National Concern”

Education and National Security

Two perspectives on national security stand out to me. Readiness to defend – military preparedness to do battle Preventative measures to avoid conflict – building trust and cooperation globally. For those who address our national security from the perspective of readiness to defend, we are weak and vulnerable. Mission Readiness describes itself as a “nonpartisan national securityContinue reading “Education and National Security”