Cry with full throat, without restraint; raise your voice like a shofar!''
-- Isaiah 58:1
As a social work intern, I encountered teens at organizations like Ceasefire and Corazon Community Services, a community organization in Cicero, a Chicago suburb that’s a hotbed of gang and gun violence. I helped them organize marches to take back their streets, efforts designed to end violence in their community.
Thirty-five miles away, I also worked with their peers at Temple Chai in Long Grove, IL. As a youth group advisor, I helped them plan events, including an annual spaghetti dinner and... Read More