Amy Minella has made two working trips to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. "It is difficult to fathom how a group of people in the United States can be living in such economic poverty," she says.
Mo Virani grew up in a community in Kenya that valued diversity, which nurtured his adult commitment to educating girls. For many years, he's worked closely with Project Redwood grantee Daraja Academy. "The most satisfying aspect of working with Daraja is watching the transformation
Dan Whalen reflects on his lengthy and personal work with youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina. "For most applicants, our interview was the first time in their lives that anyone ever asked them what had meaning and significance for them," he says of the program's selection process.
Classmate Ben Fox talks about his experiences preparing adults for the General Education Diploma (GED) exam. "For all the students, it is important to be encouraging, not critical," he says. "Some of them are not used to having somebody on their side..."