Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali wrote for The Huffington Post about the capacity to build trusting relationships with students.
I recently met Diane Formosa at a Communities In Schools fundraising breakfast in Lakewood, Washington. I was struck by her shock of blond curly hair and quick smile that belied the sheer force of her compassion. Thirty-seven years driving a school bus in Lakewood — many of those years with special needs kids — had taught her to see people as their raw, essential selves. And she senses their longing for someone to trust…
Read the rest of the blog at The Huffington Post.
They don’t have capes or secret identities. They can’t leap tall buildings or fly. But their hard work and unrelenting passion to help others gives them the power to save the lives of thousands of children across America every day. By providing encouragement, academic support and community resources, these men and women, along with 5,000 other staff members and more than 50,000 volunteers, are our nation’s true heroes. They’re Communities In Schools’ Unsung Heroes.
Meet the six Communities In Schools site coordinators from around the U.S. who were recognized for their outstanding contributions with the 2011 Communities in Schools Unsung Heroes award–including Communities In Schools of Seattle’s own Xaila Lewis from Rainier Beach High School!