Cultural Competency

These Lives Matter: Nathan Louis Jackson Writer for Luke Cage

I am really excited to be able to share the first post in a new series, These Lives Matter. This blog series highlights men and women of color who have been successful in their fields. They’ve each made a positive impact in our communities and are positive examples of what we can achieve. They’re willing… Continue reading These Lives Matter: Nathan Louis Jackson Writer for Luke Cage

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Have We Neglected Hispanic Heritage Month?

We are nearing the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the mention, celebration, and media coverage in New York City  are extremely underwhelming. The most discussion in the media about Hispanic peoples has been around Trump’s idea to build a wall and keep out the Mexican immigrants. I’ve yet to see any positive celebration of… Continue reading Have We Neglected Hispanic Heritage Month?

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15 Things Everyone Needs To Know When Working With Teens and Young Adults

When working with teens or young adults, it doesn’t matter how dynamic, well-prepared, or up-to-date you are with youth culture (but it doesn’t hurt); the most important thing is building positive relationships. Once you form a trusting relationship, you can become the “Pied Piper” to teens and young adults.

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What’s Expected of Youth of Color?

Youth of color are smart, insightful, passionate, strong, proactive leaders who are business savvy. They think about the multitude of options presented to them and make informed decisions about their futures. How amazing would it be if this were the way youth of color were perceived by greater society or by our youth themselves?