Solidarity March 7

The Big Picture

Engaging our single mothers and their children in the larger social issues, is an important component of our mission. The day before our Solidarity Walk, one of our moms and her children came down to the enterprise to help make signage.

Solidarity March 18

Keeping Families Together

Today our families and friends gathered for a Solidarity Walk to stand with immigrant families. Across our nation, many hearts are breaking over the separation of immigrant children from their parents.

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I’ve been reflecting a lot about happiness. This reflection isn’t new, as a child, I felt myself at various points, ‘trying to figure out happiness,’ as an escape from family traumas.

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bell hooks said,  “To truly be free, we must choose beyond simply surviving adversity, we must dare to create lives of sustained optimal well-being and joy.” This photo is a shot of urban university’s Beacon of Light Panel brunch.

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Community Meal

Tonight, we kicked off our first community meal at the urban house.  Over good food, the kids laughed, asked questions and mom shared about her day.

How It All Began…

Tracey listening to Lisa on the day she moved into the urban house. Hey Peeeps, today is April 4th, the launch day for The Beacon of Light.