Seeking refuge in makeshift cardboard boxes, and trying to sleep in a shack on the street, living conditions once unfathomable, became a dark reality for Abel until he found Stepping Stones Place, a Phoenix permanent supportive housing development, operated by Native American Connections.
As a classroom mentor for junior high students with Valley of the Sun United Way’s Destination Graduation program, I learned as much as I taught. One common theme among the students is they all want to be taken more seriously by adults. From experience, here are my favorite tips for succeeding in life.
A self-proclaimed “introvert,” Victoria Williams admits to being inexplicably energized while in the company of like-minded philanthropic women. See how her unique childhood pushed her out of her shell and into the limelight of women’s leadership groups both professionally and as a volunteer.
The mantra “think globally, act locally” is a fact of life for Generation United Member, Erika Moore. She leads an active life built upon service and adventure – two key themes that help this busy nonprofit professional come to life – all in an effort to improve herself and our community. Erika’s enthusiasm is contagious, catch her fever:
When I was young, my grandmother used to pick up my sisters and me once a week to visit the Saguaro Library in Phoenix. Here, I met Amelia Bedelia, Ramona Quimby and many other characters I fondly remember.
Arizona's economy relies on a skilled workforce that's prepared to tackle the complexities of 21st century jobs. Eileen Klein, president of the Arizona Board of Regents, moderated a panel discussion by local education champions on the importance of a birth-to-career education approach for our community. Click on the photo to view a visual recap.
I’ll never forget that day in August four years ago. It was my first volunteer experience and it changed my perception of reality and shaped my life into what it is today: all about connecting through service with Generation United.
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Do you remember your favorite teacher? Here’s one you won’t want to forget when you learn how fifth grade teacher, Reid DeSpiegelaere made sure his students didn’t go hungry.