“The power of Santrecheel’s facilitation … is her ability to light other people’s fire, especially young people and parents, to be leaders, to be active and to be accountable to a larger movement for freedom.” That description is from her colleagues, who work with 23-year-old Santrecheel Graham on social justice issues at Project South in [...]
WAYNESBURG, Pa. — The boy loved to walk in the woods. He savored the gurgle of the creek as the water tumbled over the rocks, the sweet melody of birdsong, the wind rustling the leaves in the trees that soared high overhead. It seems a faraway place to him now — now that he has grown into a man, a place of dream stuff.
Cameron Park, Texas, a 380-acre colonia just north of Brownsville in the Rio Grande Valley, is one of the poorest communities of its size in the United States. In this community of about 5,000 residents, challenges abound. For Karina Mendieta, this is home. As a child, she watched as conditions for her relatives across the [...]
Mariluz Rangel takes the bus everywhere in Tucson, Arizona: to work, dentist’s appointments, grocery shopping. She’s been a bus rider for 25 years. Rangel works at Wendy’s, where she makes $8.05 an hour, the state minimum wage. Her income qualifies her to buy a discounted bus pass that gives her unlimited rides for $15 a [...]