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The will to graduate and the support they need

The will to graduate and the support they need

Some seasons come into our lives that force us to determine what really matters. We are all collectively living through such a season, and it’s tough. But I’d like to invite you, just for a moment, to look outside your immediate circle of family and neighbors. Look...

FORGING AHEAD by letting go

FORGING AHEAD by letting go

This morning, we’re thinking about the needs of our students. Two have been laid off, the others are doing school remotely. We’re concerned for them. They’re already prone to isolation without strong family connection or places to be every day. How will they weather...

TAKE THE STAGE

TAKE THE STAGE

On September 16 we launched our very first class of our very first phase with our very first cohort. We had absolutely no idea what to expect. And just like most rookies, we came in expecting the toughest, hardest, most disrespectful kids would walk into the room that...

Interview with Miriam Cortez

Interview with Miriam Cortez

We at Seen and Heard value our board members. We need dedicated people who are willing to take this journey with us, add their wisdom and expertise, and speak up when they feel we are heading in the wrong direction. A strong board is the backbone of any non-profit,...

Everything Can Be Redeemed

Everything Can Be Redeemed

“Are you telling me you already perfected yourself and in the last 3 weeks you’ve perfected your character who’s twice as old as you?” My theatre professor stopped rehearsal and fired that question at me. I stood in the middle of the stage shaking. I was an arrogant...

A Seed is Planted

A Seed is Planted

There is always the temptation to stay put. It is truly intimidating to venture out into the world with a small seed in hand looking for a place to plant a dream.

Ty’s Story

Ty’s Story

The young man sitting across the table from me looks out the window and ponders the question I’ve posed: “What do you wish you could have told your 18-year-old self?”