What do you leave behind?
I wonder if things I do in my classroom will ever get noticed.  Working a public service job always gets me thinking about how much personal will and sincere determination one actually needs to get a job well done actually done.  How many people actually get checked upon every single day to see if they are "doing the right and just thing"?  Public school teachers do care about the outcome of their grueling-stay-after-hours-but-we-never-get-paid service.  Just imagined if one kid came back to visit and said, “I recycle.”  What a world of a difference that would make!  However, we cannot always live long enough or stick around to each living thing we’ve impacted.  What we can do is hope - that the product of each tangled encounter leaves only but a mark, whatever kind of mark it may be. 

Yesterday, we met with select members of the National Youth Council from the Republic of Congo. We learned so much from the candid discussion focusing on #employment and #education issues that youth face. We look forward to continuing the international dialogue in the months ahead. #IMPACTYourWorld

Women’s History Month #WHM
We recognize Poet Nikki Giovanni.

“There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.” ― Nikki Giovanni

#IMPACTYourWorld #IMPACT #NikkiGiovanni #Poetry #WomensHistoryMonth

IMPACT was proud to be a part of an amazing #philanthropy movement in DC this past weekend. We partnered with one of our former IMPACT Leaders of the Month, Ebonie ( @friendsofebonie), for the 2014 Changing the Face of Philanthropy Summit. #cfp14 #impactyourworld


There were 66.2 percent of Blacks who voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so.
This marks the first time that Blacks have voted at a higher rate than whites since the Census Bureau started publishing statistics on voting by the eligible citizen population in 1996. - Census Bureau
#VoteReady #IMPACTYourWorld #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #IMPACT #KnowledgeisPower #picoftheday