The Brownsville Community Culinary Center helps locals become chefs, while providing Brownsville, NY with its first sit-down restaurant in decades.
It's simply not enough for politicians to suggest the poor in America have an unapologetic dependency on government assistance. That is why I greatly admire the Peter Paul Development Center in Richmond, Virginia's east end.
We had gone to Haiti, six artists in total, to work with adolescent girls in the tent camp at Bolous. Our goal was to use the arts to inspire, build confidence, and help heal the trauma that these girls had gone through.