Tag: at-risk kids

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    As Baltimore faces the first police trial relating to the death of Freddie Gray, R&E visits a church in the city’s Cherry Hill neighborhood whose ministry and outreach include a boxing gym. Says head coach Mike Moseley, “In life there’s so much temptation, there’s so much bad out there that it’s hard to know you’re doing the right thing. I know 100 percent of the time when I’m in the gym is the right thing, and there’s a freedom in that.” More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

  • feat-newark-benedictine-school-800

    “We’re here as a sign of God’s presence,” says Father Edwin Leahy, headmaster of St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey. “That’s who we are as monks. We take a vow of stability of place, so even though the neighborhoods change around us on a regular basis, we stay.” More

    May 20, 2015 | Comments

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    When there was violent unrest in Boston, members of the clergy learned to work both with the police and with potentially violent youth. They achieved much-publicized changes, but they also may have claimed success too soon. More

    September 12, 2014 | Comments

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    “I am convinced that the kids from the most challenging circumstances are also the grittiest, the most determined. and have the biggest capacity for compassion,” says buildOn’s founder Jim Ziolkowski. More

    August 16, 2013 | Comments

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    “Do I believe there’s a problem with some sectors of the community that are vulnerable and susceptible to violence? Absolutely. I wouldn’t deny that…The largest antidote, cure if you will, to any concern about radicalization and violence associated with it is meaningful, critical engagement.” More

    July 3, 2013 | Comments

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    “I find that starting the day with a little bit of quiet time changes the whole complexion of the rest of the day. It’s almost like warming up before you go into an athletic event. But the key is that you can do it anywhere,” says Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-educationjustice

    “Our Christian faith,” says David Montague, director of the Memphis Teacher Residency program, “informs our belief that every child can learn.” More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments

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    Hundreds of young people from Southeast Washington, DC have participated in the faith-based programs at this former crack house. More

    December 18, 2009 | Comments

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    For this Grammy-nominated singer and Seventh-day Adventist pastor, music is a ministry and “the most powerful way of impressing the human mind with hope.” More

    November 24, 2009 | Comments

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    This Grammy-nominated singer who has performed for presidents and prisoners says "music has been one of the languages I talk to God in and God speaks to me in."

    April 10, 2009 | Comments