We Learn from One Another by Tom Kohler

I was recently with John O’Brien, an important mentor to me for 40 years. John lives in Atlanta and travels the world listening to and learning from people who are working to create more inclusive and just communities.   John shared a story about a man he knew named Tom Allen. Mr. Allen lived in the New York State developmental

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Who becomes a Citizen Advocate? What do they do?

  People often ask, “Who becomes a citizen advocate? What do they do?”    Here are seven short stories, gleaned from recent conversations.   Sandy Hopkins, an advocate for less than one year, has been helping his protégé’s family negotiate with the public school system with the hope that their son can soon attend school in his Wilmington Island neighborhood

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