TURNING POINTS—Healing Pillars for Programs And for People

My former Community College of Philadelphia colleagues, Pascal Scoles and Francesca DiRosa, explain in “The Healing Pillars of Collegiate Recovery—A Community College Model of Recovery And Education”(to be published in the Journal of Student Affairs Research And Practice), that individuals in recovery need (and services for them should provide) five things: “(1) a sense of … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—Healing Pillars for Programs And for People

TURNING POINTS—Learning And Recovery: The Connections

We’ve all heard expressions like, “You can take the boy out of Philly, but you can’t take the Philly out of the boy.” I think about that in smile-infested mid-coast Maine when I wear the t-shirt my daughter gave me, which reads, “I’m not angry. I’m from Philly.” There’s often truth in such identifications, even … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—Learning And Recovery: The Connections

TURNING POINTS—Favorite Story of the Year Part II

Hazim Hardeman’s story reaches me and teaches me. Here is the second installment in the two-part December series of pieces that Susan Snyder wrote in the Philadelphia Inquirer. http://www.philly.com/education/a/hazim-hardeman-rhodes-scholar-oxford-university-england-temple-20181219.html Bonus link about the young man’s journey from Community College of Philadelphia (pictured here) to Oxford. https://hechingerreport.org/student-voice-he-started-in-community-college-and-now-hes-a-rhodes-scholar/ And here’s the official University of Oxford listing for … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—Favorite Story of the Year Part II

Life in a Jar

Life in a Jar “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.” Albert Schweitzer. Epigraph for Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer Kathleen planted … Continue reading Life in a Jar