The concept of community as a living entity that cares for each and every member is a thread woven throughout my work and is now a dominant force in my life.  Whether it be empowering the voices of young people’s need for change or reclaiming underused land to feed those in need, my energies are directed towards building a strong, vital community that embraces all who live there.

Gandhi Brigade: Youth Media with a Focus

Gandhi Brigade prepares young people to become powerful leaders. In collaboration with adult allies, young people create multimedia that engages and transforms our community. We prepare youth for this leadership role through the integration of spirituality, entrepreneurship, and community relationships.

I serve both as president of the Board and work hands on with these amazing student journalists, assisting with story development and helping to oversee productions.

Heifer International

Heifer's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. 

I got involved with the Heifer International because I really wanted to learn more about ending hunger in our community in a hands-on environment.

As a result of my interest, I attended their educational program in Rutland, Massachusetts with a group of youth from my community.  I gave each of the young people a Flip camera and allowed them to film what they found meaningful.  Check out the short film here