Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into Mother’s Day & Foster Care Awareness Month

May is the month we celebrate mothers. Social activist and community organizer Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis is the inspiration for Mother's Day in the United States. Jarvis was a dynamic woman who saw needs in her community and found ways to meet them. As a young mother, Ann started “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to provide assistance and education to families in order to reduce disease and infant mortality.

By |2024-05-13T15:51:27+00:00May 11th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into Mother’s Day & Foster Care Awareness Month

Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into Volunteer Appreciation Week

When I was in college with an interest in working in Human Services of some kind, the only jobs I knew about were with the Division of Family and Children Services and I assumed that’s where I would go. Then, I was introduced to CASA by the director of a summer camp I volunteered at.

By |2024-05-13T15:47:39+00:00April 19th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into Volunteer Appreciation Week

Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into the Celebration of Spring

During the latter part of each March, the spring equinox occurs. In 2024, March 19th marked the official start of spring. More daylight hours, flowers blooming and bees buzzing around (even amidst all the pollen!), nice weather for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping, picnics, watching ball games, and just spending a lazy Saturday afternoon outside in a hammock – all of these come to mind when I think about enjoying the spring season.

By |2024-05-13T15:52:51+00:00March 25th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into the Celebration of Spring

Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into the Celebration of Black History Month

It was the summer of 1982; one of the joys of my 7-year-old life was going four blocks down to “The Ice-cream Lady’s” house with a shiny nickel in my hand to buy a cold treat. My only worry was which one, the frozen Kool-Aid pop or the homemade vanilla, would be my treat of the day. (It was homemade vanilla most of the time.)

By |2024-05-13T15:56:01+00:00February 2nd, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into the Celebration of Black History Month

Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into the Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Growing up as a child, I distinctly remember the excitement when the federal government added a holiday honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the greatest and most significant Americans in history. As a young boy, seeing one of our Black heroes who fought and advocated for the civil rights and equality of Black people recognized and honored was monumental.

By |2024-05-13T16:05:52+00:00January 15th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Purposeful Perspectives: A Deeper Look into the Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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