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- BlogWed, 17 Dec 2014Toys for Tots: Service Together Joins the Marines!
You know it’s going to be a good day when the mercury rises to 50 degrees in December, like it has here in New York City this week. Monday was a GREAT day! Service Together kicked off its first official community service project event with the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. With... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogTue, 9 Dec 2014A Game of Honor: What the Army-Navy Game Can...
“The Army and the Navy are the best of friends 364 and a-half days out of the year. But on this one Saturday afternoon, we are the worst of enemies.” —General Dwight D. Eisenhower On Saturday, December 13th, allies will become adversaries. The bonds of brotherhood will come... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogMon, 24 Nov 2014Charlie Brown, A Marine and Ronald McDonald Walk...
"Anyway, why should I give thanks on Thanksgiving? What have I got to be thankful for? All it does is make more work for us at school.” – Sally Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Ah, how the annual Thanksgiving classic with the Peanuts gang always gets me right in the “feels” (as the kids say). Usually, I... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogTue, 4 Nov 2014A Sunset Good-bye to the Veteran-Civilian...
“It's been a long, a long time coming. But I know a change gon' come, oh yes it will.” - Sam Cooke Sam Cooke is stalking me. A Change is Gonna Come has been stuck in my head for the past three days and it won’t leave me alone (technically, it’s the Leela James’ rendition). I’m OK with that... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogTue, 21 Oct 2014Why You Should Stop Saying You Want to Help...
“All right, stop. Collaborate and listen…” – Vanilla Ice “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works!” So goes the Esurance ad in my brain whenever I get asked the best way to “help” veterans. (My family and friends will vouch for the random TV... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogFri, 3 Oct 2014The Moral Injury of War
Last week, I was privileged to present at the Fourth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service National Gathering at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. My presentation focused on the critical connection between military service and community service for student veteran success. Part of my... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogFri, 19 Sep 2014Ground Hero Program
It was an echo of 9/11. On Sunday, along with veterans, civilians and first responders, I visited Ground Zero as part of the Military Resilience Project’s (MRP) “Ground Hero Program.” It was a privilege and a deeply powerful experience. This effort is an outgrowth of Intersections’ Veteran-Civilian Dialogues. Its... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogWed, 10 Sep 2014Ground Hero: the Transformative Power of...
As I move into September, with its annual lament of the end of summer and anticipation of my boys moving on to another school year, I am mindful of our upcoming remembrances of September 11th. I find myself reflecting on my experience with trauma and recovery over the 13 years since the attacks. I am a civilian psychologist born,... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogMon, 8 Sep 2014The More You Know ...
Liberating education consists of acts of cognition, not transferals of information. – Paulo Freire, educator and author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed I hear the 90’s are trendy again. It reminds me of the signature campaign of the 1990s called The More You Know, a series of Emmy Award-winning national public service... more...Filters: Service Together
- BlogMon, 25 Aug 2014Airdrop Now
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967 Last week the U.S. military began a series of humanitarian aid airdrops to tens of thousands of civilians who fled to the desolate Sinjar mountains from Islamic State (ISIS / ISIL) fighters... more...Filters: Service Together