Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

IVC Stories

A Change in Perspetive

A Change in Perspetive

Portland Adult Education (PAE), a center for learning in Portland, Maine, started in 1848 with a budget of $120 and 60 students. While the Center serves all populations in need, immigrants have always been a part of the Center’s community and account for almost half of the current enrollment.

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Love helps pass the test!

Love helps pass the test!

Commitment to education is in Martha Malloy’s blood. Over the years, she has served various roles in Catholic adult education and formation as she traveled around the country with her husband’s Air Force career, raising four children in the process. When her husband retired…

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Breaking the ice — with hot sauce?

Breaking the ice — with hot sauce?

Washington DC/Metro corps member Bill Thompson is no stranger to the topic of immigration. An attorney who spent 4 years with the Federal Labor Department running the temporary worker H-2A, H-2B, H-1B and green card labor certification process…

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A New Group of Students for this Professor

A New Group of Students for this Professor

Jan Allen retired in January 2015 from a long teaching career in English language and literature and women’s studies in France, the Netherlands, the University of Illinois, and the Community College of Baltimore County. She sought a volunteer opportunity and read...

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Decades of Experience Making a Difference in Cincinnati

Decades of Experience Making a Difference in Cincinnati

When asked to think about servant leaders in my region, the first person who came to mind is Dave Evans, a hero of mine for decades. Dave is the co-founder of Winton Place Youth Center that provides after-school programming for children in the Spring Grove Village...

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Arts & Education Leader Says YES! to Service

Arts & Education Leader Says YES! to Service

New IVC Service Corp Member, Shirley Trusty Corey, has a rich history of serving in the arts and educational arenas. She helped found the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Public High School, and led the New Orleans Arts Council for nearly two decades. She read...

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Empowering Young Women of Color

Empowering Young Women of Color

Laura De Boisblanc has always been aware of racial inequity in our society, but when her sons were young, that awareness began to have a greater impact on her life. She was troubled by the advantages her children, as white males, would have over persons of color,...

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From “Let Me Do It” to “Let Me Listen”

From “Let Me Do It” to “Let Me Listen”

Jim Fleming is a “get it done” kind of guy. After a career in the finance industry, this ex-Marine was eager to make a difference as a new member of the IVC Northeastern PA region. The “let me do it” job at St. Francis of Assisi Client Choice Food Pantry he took on in...

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