Tag: youth

When the problem is in your backyard: NYC and Nonprofit Work

The kind of New York that people usually talk about is a New York that I am very unfamiliar with. I grew up in Marcy projects in Bed Stuy Brooklyn with my grandmother and mother as the oldest out of 6. The issues affecting young blacks, single black mothers, the poor, and the overworked did … Read More »

Just How Radical Are We?

I recently came across this great piece by Rosetta Thurman in which she compares the willingness to make mistakes among Baby Boomers and Generation Y. One line in particular stood out to me: “Young people are afraid to risk failure for the sake of the greater good.” When thinking of social justice, I am often … Read More »