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"We are truly a commmunity"

May 07, 2020 - “The need is up by a lot right now, up by around 75%,” Spencer, a volunteer at West Suburban Community Pantry shared tha...
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Tunamshukuru Mungu. We thank God.

April 20, 2020 - Tunamshukuru Mungu. We thank God. A friend messaged me this after sharing with me that her and her family are well. We...
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Virtual tour of A Wider Family Gallery at the Community House

March 22, 2020 - A Wider Family: Images on Volunteerism contains images very close to my heart because they were captured in partnership...
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BeYOUtiful Empowerment Portraits

March 11, 2020 - As Ms. Marion called the after school meeting to order the young women began by grabbing an affirmation from the jar and...
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"We are so proud of these beans because they survived the hurricane. They are strong"

March 09, 2020 - The students gathered outside of an Econo Supermarket just outside of San Juan on a Saturday morning with pencils in han...
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create, invent, tinker, explore, & discover with Makerspace

March 04, 2020 - “ A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of t...
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A Wider Family Gallery: Images on Volunteerism

February 03, 2020 - Friends, I am grateful to have images so close to my heart featured in this gallery at The Community House in Hinesdale.
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Education leads to change: Bilel's Story with World Relief

December 20, 2019 - “ I’ve always believed that education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to help the world, ” Bilel Dekhili is...
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Trivia Night at Fat Cat for Foster Progress

October 28, 2019 - Last Wednesday Night Foster Progress hosted a Trivia Night to benefit their programs and vision. Foster Progress empower...
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Sharing about service & its impact on our mental health: Conversations Summit 2019

September 25, 2019 - Students from the Westmont Junior High School & Westmont High School along with the principal of WJHS Mr. Jonak and staf...
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overcoming & accomplishing: recent Grads with Foster Progress

July 23, 2019 - Foster Progress celebrated their recent high school graduates with a Scholarships Awards Dinner in Chicago. It was a joy...
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learning from our children

March 27, 2019 - May we stay curious about people & not assume we have much of anything figured out. May we assume we have more to learn...
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seeking to make America home

March 07, 2019 - Immigrating to the U.S. means navigating a what can be a confusing and sometimes intimidating process to gain a Green Ca...
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a few things I have learned about my faith from those of different faiths.

January 21, 2019 - When I capture images I am often trying to remember a feeling, a moment framed in my mind, part of a story that can stan...
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promoting peace with my camera in hand

September 22, 2017 - Images are powerful and can craft, reinforce, undo, or influence our thoughts and beliefs about others. Images have the...
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Anchored in Hope:Volunteer Appreciation with World Relief

May 01, 2017 - World Relief Dupage/Aurora thanked the many volunteers that make their work with refugees and immigrants possible Friday...
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brave young women & those standing with them

April 06, 2017 - When I first wrote an email to International Justice Mission about our trip to Thailand and my desire to partner with th...
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