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Do I Belong Here?

Last month, NBC News’ Generation Latino blog published the story of 18-year old Jason Mero, who headed off to Brown University this fall, “proudly staking claim to his Latinx heritage, but mindful that the sacrifices his immigrant parents…
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Changing the Narrative

By Carrie Fox I was 16 and working my earliest job in public relations when I first experienced the power of narrative change. It was coming on Christmas and I had been tasked with telling the story of another 16-year old girl living with…
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Was it Your Mail I Opened?

By Carrie Fox Given my line of work, I receive a significant amount of mail from social good organizations. That means I’m on the receiving end of a lot of fundraising appeals, annual reports, and marketing materials—some very well-produced…
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Connecting and Communicating on Mental Health

By Carrie Fox After the great chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain passed away last week, his mother, Gladys Bourdain said in an interview with The New York Times that “he was absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed…
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The Trouble with Assumptions, and How to Keep Yours in Check

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”  Isaac Asimov Do any of these sound familiar? I can only assume they’re going to do A… For the sake of this…
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How to Become Fierce in Your Focus

by Carrie Fox   “Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.” French novelist and author of Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert wrote this line[1] in an 1825 correspondence to Gertrude…
A city street with the MLK Jr. quote "If you can't fly, then run; if your can't run, then walk; if you can't walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."

Looking Back, Looking Forward

By Carrie Fox This holiday season, as we celebrate the first anniversary of Mission Partners, we are thankful for you and for your partnership in moving missions forward for the benefit of our communities, our nation, and our world. 2017 was…
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A World of Good

By Carrie Fox Charnice Milton was a young community reporter working for the Capital Community News in Washington, DC. On May 27, 2015, she was on her way home from covering a story in D.C.’s Ward 8, when she was killed at her bus stop…