December 11, 2019

Empowering Families and Individuals to Succeed

By Story, Hunter Carpenter,

While we each aspire to lead a successful life in our own way, the path to reaching our greatest potential is often found through education. Education breeds skills and, more importantly, conf…

July 8, 2019

The Power of Summer Learning: Thoughts on My Alta Vista Eagle Academy Experience

By Blog, Matt Twargoski,

My name is Matt Twargoski, and I am a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame participating in the Notre Dame Summer Student Learning Program (SSLP) here in Sarasota. In this program, I…

July 1, 2019

Independence Day, Netflix, and our Courageous Community

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: Courage is having a moment in pop culture. Forbes Magazine, Vanity Fair, Newsweek and Oprah Magazine are all talking about courage. But not in the way you might expect. Right now…

June 1, 2019

From Surviving to Thriving

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: These last several weeks area students have marked the end of another school year with graduation ceremonies, year-end band concerts, and celebrations of student athletes. But th…

April 1, 2019

Hope & Belonging

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: In January, I wrote to you about the values that were guiding my focus for this year. There were 10 principles, and each continues to inform all we do with our donors and non-pro…

February 5, 2019

Sowing the Seeds that Create Meaning in Our Lives

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends: I have been thinking a lot lately about my favorite line from Lois Ehlert's children's book, Planting a Rainbow. "We sow the seeds and set out the plants in the soil, and watch…

July 24, 2018

Lighten the Load: Pop-up Neighbor Event

By Blog, Alisa Mitchell,

For limited income families, one of their biggest expenses is something many people can take for granted: doing laundry. Each week families who need to do laundry at a laundromat can spend mor…