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– WRITTEN by Toni Clark, Executive Director and Co-Founder It’s been less than a week since the gruesome and senseless murder of George Floyd by a police officer while other officers watched.  The haunting video and all the protests afterwards are profoundly sad and upsetting.  How...

By Elle Prillaman, Roanoke, Virginia The familiar is easy, comfortable, and sometimes tempting. The unfamiliar, though, gives you an opportunity to learn and to grow. I was studying abroad in Vienna when the coronavirus crisis cut my much-anticipated study abroad experience short. In a hurry, my friends...

- WRITTEN by Toni Clark, Executive Director I recently had the opportunity to meet and talk with G. Precious, a rap artist who shares her life through music.   She regularly performs and speaks in the New Mexico schools. She participates in the Espanola YMCA Program,...

- Submitted by Jennifer in Seattle, Washington My bridge building story is about using puppets to share dance and music with all children, including those with disabilities. I traveled to Ohrid, Macedonia, and throughout Bangladesh with my puppet show to encourage children to dance and play...

- WRITTEN by Toni Clark, Executive Director and Co-Founder We were talking as people do when their flight is delayed nearly 24 hours. Grzerorz Kalicy and I were both waiting for a flight going east from Denver to Washington DC. That’s home for me as it...

Hello, bridge builders! Last Monday, we built from the last rehearsal material. We added lyrics, melody, and we played the new song together. The energy was high, and in the composition, a piece of each one of us was surely there. Musically Yours, Eduardo....

- WRITTEN by Gary Wenet, Executive Producer and Co-Founder I was just got dropped off at Ronald Reagan National AirPort by my Lyft driver Prajol. I had the honor of being his first customer since becoming a US citizen on Friday. He shared his story of...

- WRITTEN by Richard Bell In 1968, I served in Viet Nam as the communications officer for the Third Combat Engineer Battalion Third Marine Division. We were located in a base just outside of Quang Tri city in Quang Tri Province in what was called the...

So many things can divide us as people. Our sex, our race, our dress, our religion, our political party—to name a few. Not to mention our busyness and focus on getting things done. Here are five strategies I’ve started using to make sure my day...