Taking a Look at Income Inequality

By most standards the world is getting better. Global extreme poverty has plummeted in recent years. In 1800, 85% of the world was in extreme poverty. Thanks to the invention …

Sharing a Meal and the Opportunities it Offers

Food. Water. Safety. Rest. Fun. Belonging. Respect. Dignity. Beauty.  How inspired and curious it makes me feel to fantasize about a time and place where all these needs have the …

“I’m Sorry”

“I’m Sorry.” That’s a phrase that gets tossed out in conflict mediations left and right. Sometimes I even see adults request apologies from students just to create the feeling that a …

Move Your Money: Celebrate Black History Month

I recently completed a graduate degree in social innovation and sustainability and during that time studied reparations as a strategy for addressing harm, both current and historic. There are commemorative reparations, …

The OURgirls Movement

I recently started the teen girls empowerment group OURgirls at Rochester’s School No. 17 where I work everyday in the Gandhi Institute’s Help Zone. One of the reasons that I …

The Message Behind the Money

During our check-in round at a recent staff meeting, I mentioned that one aspect of my position overseeing the Institute’s finances that brings me joy is processing the donations that …