A Powerful Way to Spend 18 Minutes

I want to share a video I came across. It is a powerful 18 minutes worth the investment. It’s a topic that definitely has people riding one side of the fence or the other. Dan says “Our generation does not want its epitaph to read, ‘We kept charity overhead low.’ We want it to read … Read more

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Family Meals with a Twist

Family vacations are rolling to an end as summer winds down, and school’s back in session. I don’t know about you, but I find a great way to reminisce your summer is over a family meal. In honor of family meals month lets venture out of our comfort zone and create masterpieces from another country. … Read more

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Friendship Days Begin, Create Smiles with Cards

   “Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt Here’s a great cultural project for your kids to fill the last days of summer. Make a card to send to our girls at St. Elizabeth Girls’ Academy. Why? Two days from now, July 30 … Read more

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#67minutes, No Problem for our Alumnae

St. Elizabeth Girls’ Academy believes in educating up by working with girls who were once living off the streets. During my trip – wow, almost two years ago – I met a few of our alumnae who now volunteer with the school. Prior to choosing their path to SEGA, they lived on the streets, some … Read more

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What a new campus means for #girleducation?

You have heard me talk about the new campus from time to time. In fact, 23 months ago we announced the launch of phase one for the new campus. Then, the chirping stopped. Markets dove and investments decreased. We can only achieve what the funds allow. In the last two years we have presented proposals … Read more

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Practice what you Preach

St. Elizabeth Girls’ Academy must practice what it preaches – self-sufficiency. We problem solve, plan for the future and steward our funds wisely. Earlier this week, I told the story about our drinking water. The problem: highest expense. The solution: rain tanks. Fast-forward about six years, and jump from rain tanks to food. Yes, SEGA … Read more

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Problem Solver – {a thinker…}

  Problem Solver – a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution. Well, I want to tell you a story about the little school who could…problem solve.  St. Elizabeth Girls’ Academy was in a predicament about six years ago with the cost of … Read more

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Nonprofit vs. Corporate – What Would You Do?

I wanted to pass along this article I came across in Bloomberg Business Week. Graduates from top business schools are being provided extra incentives to start their careers in the nonprofit world. Last month I shared an article on LinkedIn about Harvard Business School in particular. There were 19 graduates set to receive $50,000 each … Read more

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The Gift of Graduation

  Here in America, May and June signifies graduation celebrations. We throw parties to honor our children, and they are showered in monetary gifts. The milestone is marked and time to move onto the next adventure. Well in Uganda, there are smart and dedicated students who dream of attending school. Often these dreams are cut … Read more

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Escape to Education

  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Education, whether be it formal or informal, provides us with knowledge, skills and confidence to build a self-sufficient future. Education is at the heart of our work with St. Elizabeth Girls’ Academy (SEGA). Access to education in … Read more

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