Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Social issues are complex. One size doesn’t unequivocally fit all. But, when we are able to utilize data, your gift has the power to turn complex issues into high impact and life-changing community solutions...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
“Ready to read our first book together?” Mr. Michael said as he gestured for me to sit down next to him. I didn’t want Mr. Michael to know I wasn’t a good reader, but I also didn’t want to let him down. He came all this way in that fancy suit…
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Working odd jobs around Toledo had made for unsteady and inconsistent work. With Micah’s mom gone, Granny was the only one I trusted to provide care for Micah while I did my best to find a paycheck. I knew Granny loved my son, but lovin’ him and keeping up with him are two separate things. I needed to start looking for a different childcare solution …
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The blaring of the ambulance siren as it leaves the station was my alarm clock, gas bills were calculated by the gallon, all my belongings were within an arm’s reach, and showers were only taken when I could find somewhere to bathe. This is what life was like living out of a cramped, mid-sized sedan.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Kat had two physically-demanding jobs, no transportation, and a complicated relationship with her family. Plus, she was pregnant. It was my job to make sure she had the support and resources she needed to give birth to a healthy baby.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Usually at United Way we hear, “Well, I’m not really interested in policy and advocacy, because I’m not a political person.” Our reply is: “That’s great, because we aren’t political either!” United Way’s golden rule is that ‘politics’ do not equal ‘policy.’
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
I came to school at 18, and to keep the story short, didn’t go back home. That was an important year for me, as I transitioned into the individual I was in my mind and heart. This was an isolating process for me.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Looking at my sweet son Jamile pretending to be superhero as he “flies” across the lawn, one would never suspect he has a learning disability. Yet he does. And, if anyone understands what this hurdle is like it’s me...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
I had believed that part of our lives to be forever behind us. Believed that a thing like arriving home one day to find your abusive ex waiting for you was the stuff of movies… But I was wrong.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Tonya was worried because she knew they did not have the funds to pay for a personal tutor at school. She had to think about utility bills, house payments and food, yet she knew Josiah’s education was also a top priority. Then she found out about The LEARNING CLUB® of Toledo.