Category Archives: Community contributors

Makwei Mabioor Deng

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/11/02/art.makwei.jpg caption=”Scholarship winner Makwei Mabioor Deng, 23, plans to return to his Sudanese homeland to practice law.”] Two years ago, Makwei Mabioor Deng had never seen a computer or a library full of books. For 16 years he … Continue reading

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Carolina Correa

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/12/art.boys.girls.club.jpg caption=”Carolina Correa, 19, is the first Latina to win the award.”] Carolina Correa is poised beyond her years. When I meet her, she is fresh- faced and enthusiastic. She walks with an entourage for the first time … Continue reading

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Brittany Merrill

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/21/art.tiffany.jpg caption=”Brittany Marrill founded the Ugandan American Partnership Organization to help Ugandan families.”] At first glance, it’s hard to see how a pretty college student from a good home in Georgia and a poor, young mother in a … Continue reading

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Felice Gorordo

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/03/art.raices.jpg caption=”Felice Gorordo, 26, co-founded Roots of Hope to help foster dialogue between Cubans and Americans.”] When Felice Gorordo imagines a “perfect Cuba,” he sees young people able to gather in front of their school and discuss issues … Continue reading

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Lexi Lehrman

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/27/art.lehrman.jpg caption=”Lexi Lehrman, 11, has raised $25,000 for breast cancer research.”] I recently wrote about young women tackling breast cancer early on. Never did I imagine there could be a female younger than her 20s thinking and talking … Continue reading

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Jaclyn Murphy

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/22/art.jacyln1.jpg caption=”Jaclyn Murphy, 14, and her dad started the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to match ill children with sports teams.”] Clad in Wildcat purple, you’d think she was another player . Jaclyn Murphy, 14, is too young to … Continue reading

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Josh Shipp

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/14/art.webb.jpg caption=”Josh Shipp, 28, dishes out ‘advice with attitude’ to teens.”] Our generation doesn’t have a “Dear Abby,” but we do have a “Hey, Josh.” Josh Shipp offers up “advice with attitude” to Generation Y. He says he … Continue reading

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