Welcome to the Frontlines of the Battle Against Poverty

Welcome to the Frontlines of the Battle Against Poverty

Those are the words used to welcome my group of W&M students from W&M’s DC Summer Institute to DC Central Kitchen.  A week later, I am participating in the battle against poverty via my new internship as a Program Assistant for DCCK’s Culinary Job Training program.  C.J.T. is a 14 week program which gives the



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Start Where You Are, Use What You Have, Do What You Can

Arthur Ashe, one of the first African-American tennis players, spoke these words –”Start Where You Are, Use What You Have, Do What You Can” – as an activist.  At a one-day, personal development seminar held at William & Mary on the 16th, Ashe’s words nicely summarized what we students had learned that day and how



The Letter Grade Function & The Power of Quizlet

After one, maybe two semesters at William & Mary, a student should come to the understanding that an A grade here takes much more time and effort to earn compared to a B grade. It’s much like this graph of an exponential function. Many William & Mary students come here having performed extremely well in



What I wanted to be when I was grown up

A fireman, a lawyer, an astronaut, a scientist, a professional lottery winner, a philanthropist, even a male model were all on my list of future careers as I was growing up. Being homeless for three years certainly wasn’t on the list. Nor was the hereditary health problem that caused me to become homeless, be discharged



Everybody’s Got a Story

When I was a kid, my father had paid a man to bring some firewood to our small farm and unload it in the middle of Indiana winter. He had arrived late, and my dad was very short and irate with him. We were low on supply and needed the firewood to power a couple