I was driving home after dropping Jaeden off at work at the RAC and I was thinking about how ___used to work there. I thought about the criticism I received from a volunteer who told me that she questioned my driving ___ to work at the RAC and also buying him a membership at the RAC.
"I want to apologize for coming at you the way I did last year and expecting a handout, rather than working for it. All the programs I've been in have been handouts, you kno, and I mean it's not a bad thing, but I understand PL after Circle tonight..."
1. This little one had her first day of preschool. 2. One of our girls who we helped apply for Gage East housing was accepted and can move in when we pay the deposit and first month's rent (just one way your donations are used).
This past Sunday, 12 young people arrived for the Project Legacy Circle. Candles were lit, opening was read, and still youth kept arriving. They were Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Atheist. Cambodian, South Sudanese, North Sudanese, African-American, Hispanic.
November 18, 2016 – Rochester, Minn. — Karen Edmonds announced today that Project Legacy received an important grant from Mayo Clinic to enhance community health improvement efforts in the areas of financial stress and homelessness.
November 18, 2016 – Rochester, Minn. — Karen Edmonds announced today that Project Legacy received an significant grant of $7,500.00 from Associated Bank to sustain and continue positive change made by formerly gang-involved and refugee youth.
…Girls who have been involved for three years talk about the shift that occurred internally for them when they realized they had to break connections with their families — end the emotional ties and break with the gang that their families expected them to die for. A girl takes the talking piece and says:
…We talk about trauma, the effects of abuse, the rage, the difficulty trusting. I talk to them about their fighting and self-hatred. A girl who was planning a fight earlier rolls onto her side and looks at me.