Experience

The Spirit to Serve Others by Brandon Nicholson

Growing up, Oakland Children’s Hospital was my second home. As a baby, I experienced the first of 22 ear infections, which required multiple surgeries. At age 2, I developed seizures after my mom and I…

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Experience

Winning the Trust of Others by Leah Damiani

I grew up in the oil refinery town of Farmington, N.M., with an Italian father and Ghanaian mother. My parents bickered and yelled constantly at each other, and I came…

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Experience

On the Stage of My Mission by Josh Joffee

In 2001, I became a first-grade teacher at a New York City public school. A senior teacher told me that I could expect a “honeymoon period,” where students are on…

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