We All Want A
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens
can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing
that ever has."
Margaret Mead, PhD
b. 1901- d.1978
"Do what you can, with what you have, and where you're at."
Teddy Roosevelt, BA magnum cum laude
b. 1858 - d. 1919
"Without ethics, democracy cannot survive...integrity is central to both moral and ethical leadership...The character of our citizenry and the character of our leadership determine how strong we are as a nation...We must also hold ourselves and public officials to ethical standards that preserve and protect democracy."
Jill Long Thompson, PhD
Former Congresswoman of the U.S. House (1989-95) &
Professor of Ethics at Indiana University
b. 1952 -
Putting My Experience
I am privileged to have an education and I never take it for granted. It has opened and closed many doors for me over the years. An education does not always guarantee economic freedom from hardship. I know what it is like to live and work on the economic margins. It feels awful. And, I have worked with many marginalized communities around the country who have felt the same.
I have always felt connected with those who struggle and that's why I am committed to serving people where they are at. We all have gifts and the onus is on us to share those gifts with others.
I am committed to using my time, talent, and treasure for others. Whether it is in the workplace, with my neighbor or when I volunteer, if I can support and empower others, I will do so.
We can all be social influencers in our own right. Change agents are necessary for a community to thrive. To expect more, we need to do more.