Director of Strategic Partnerships and Investment Maya Dillard Smith discusses using holistic health, expression, career and community development programs to empower youth and in turn help young people to rejuvenate their neighborhoods.
Martha Ryan, Founder & Executive Director of the Homeless Prenatal Program, shares the incredible genesis of the program that has, for more than three decades, connected homeless pregnant women and poor families with resources and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.
Reverend Doctor Mark Richardson, President and Dean of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, discusses the current role of theology within secular society and how students of a practical and theological education can lead an integrated life of faith.
Dr. Asad Dean, Board Member of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, discusses the importance of supporting art as a treasure and gift to the community and the way in which art becomes healing and transformative for those who experience it.
Sharon Toomer, Executive Director of the National Association of Black Journalists, discusses how the organization trains and educates black students in sharing stories that impact a diverse number of citizens. This interview was produced in collaboration with WHUT (Howard University Television).
Heather Williams, Program Manager of Building Better Neighborhoods, discusses how conversations conducted with community members are vital to implementing stronger support systems within all neighborhoods across Muncie. This interview was produced in collaboration with WIPB – Indiana Public Broadcasting at Ball State University.
Kris Eilers, Executive Director of the St. Louis River Alliance, discusses the importance of the St. Louis River, especially to Lake Superior as well as to surrounding communities. This episode was produced in collaboration with WDSE/WRPT.
Jana Emerson, COO of the Street School, talks about Oklahoma’s longest running drop-out prevention program. This impactful organization provides academic and emotional support for at-risk students across Tulsa public schools in an effort to increase students’ chances of graduating and obtaining a higher education. This interview was produced in partnership with RSUTV in Oklahoma.
CEO Michael Garb discusses the different challenges of leading commercially-focused business organizations and nonprofits. Michael Garb was appointed CEO of Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YFES) in 2008 after an extensive business career that included positions as an accountant, controller and CFO; as a small business owner; and as a senior executive and chief operating officer with substantial organizations. In preparation for his transition to the nonprofit field, Michael Garb served for 16 years on the boards of both the Family and Community Enrichment Services (FACES) and Youth and Family Enrichment Services, also knows as YFES, which he now leads. YFES is one of the largest and most respected non-profit agencies in San Mateo County, and provides a wide array of free and low-cost services to help over 34,000 children, youth and adults each year who are dealing with substance abuse, violence, mental health and other issues