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When Margaret Hartsook was a young student, she didn’t learn in the same way as other kids. Recognizing her unique learning style, teachers often encouraged her to incorporate art into her lessons.“Art has always been a place where I... Read More
Judy Cornish was a divorced mother of three children and an immigrant from Canada when a friend talked her into registering for community college in Coos Bay. “I had just gotten out of an abusive relationship where I was told how... Read More
In March of 1995, 20-year-old single mom Amy Van Wey was in debt and alone, living with her newborn son in a school bus in the Little Applegate Valley. “It was not a great combination,” she says.With the help of her family, Van Wey... Read More
Amid all the damage reports from Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, Yvette Blanchette heard one thing loud and clear: 39,000 pregnant women were homeless.My heart was in my hands.“My heart was in my hands. That was the deciding moment for me... Read More