Amplifying Youth Voices

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Recently, I met one of my heroes, Amy Goodman. For twenty years Amy has hosted and produced Democracy Now!, a news radio program which covers issues facing our world and the movements working to correct them. Inside a packed high

An Open Letter to My Donors

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The first week in March is Rare Disease Awareness Week. It’s a time to learn more about the life-threatening illnesses people suffer from, but aren’t as well known as other diseases. I want to take this time to thank some

Unapologetically #Woke

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“They can’t comprehend Or even come close to understanding him I guess if I was boring they would love me more Guess if I was simple in the mind Everything would be fine” -“Man On The Moon” By Kid Cud

Channeling My Inner Maria

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Recently, I met with award-winning journalist, Maria Hinojosa. Just a few months ago, I didn’t know who Maria Hinojosa was. I had never heard of her work, her obstacles or her triumphs. Maria hosts and produces Latino USA, a groundbreaking

Just Like Maria

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I have distant memories of hearing Maria Hinojosa’s voice on Latino USA as a young girl. When I was selected as a Generation Justice Fellow, I never expected I would actually have the opportunity to meet Maria. Meeting and speaking

Why Home Visits Are Important for First Time Parents

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Home visiting can be a really good program for parents, but many people don’t know what it is. The home visiting program sends someone to your house to give you tips on how to raise and take care of your

Protecting the Growing Brain

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Early childhood development needs to be a top priority in New Mexico. Recently, New Mexico has dropped in overall childhood well being. This is unsettling because young children are the ones who will grow up to become our next leaders.

Home Visits for the Non-Expert Parent

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Becoming a parent is at once joyous and terrifying. When I had my son, I felt I had done something both miraculous and incredibly stupid. In my family, I had all the support I could have hoped for and still

From Hope to Home Visiting

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Recently, New Mexico Voices For Children released a report showing how our state ranked the highest in terms of child poverty. As the 2016 legislative session comes to an end, I still wonder how state leaders plan to resolve this