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Don't Avoid the Topic of Guns

I doubt many of us made it through the holidays without thinking of the mass  shooting  in Newtown Connecticut..  Such a horrific event penetrates the armor of the most hardened of us.  So as we figure out ways to move on, we face two options:


1. Let time diminish our feelings about it
2. Keep the tragedy alive enough to have a national discussion about it

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Who wants to work just to pay a bill?

Earlier this year we hosted a half dozen community conversations that focused on disadvantaged youth and what gets in their way of having a chance at a good life.  We defined disadvantaged youth as teens who had dropped out of high school and were unemployed.  Many of those who joined the conversations were in their teens or twenties. 

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