Must Read! Why This Faithful Book: A Diary from World War Two in the Netherlands Has Important Life Lessons for Today

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One good thing about this pandemic: we have more time to read. This is a silver lining, and let me tell you all about a book that you MUST read: This Faithful Book: A Diary from World War Two in the Netherlands, by Madzy Brender à Brandis, translated and edited by an author we just love: her daughter, Marianne Brandis.

The Most Important Book You Can Read With Your Kids

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 27, 2020 /
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One of our very favorite people in the world (not to mention one of our very favorite artists: read our profile with her here!), Lara Smith, has a new book that, honestly, is a must for any parent or educator to share with their kids.

Music: Intention and Invitation

by Kerry Dexter / Jul 23, 2020 /
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Shifting times: when we chose the name for this series, four years ago now, we did not know quite how many areas of life would be shifitng, and how continually and at what depths. There were already many important issues needing attention then. Now, there have been so many deep calls for attention in just the last four months at this writing, not to mention the last four years. Making one's way through all this with courage, grace, and impact requires focused intention. How to focus intention, and on what, will vary.

Tartela Tabassum: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... I am a fearless learner

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My name is Tartela Tabassum and I am an international student from Bangladesh. After high school, I had to sacrifice my education and get married so that I could remove some financial burden from my family. After marriage, I moved to the USA and started over. After a year, I was able to begin my college education, but I had to battle stereotypes, for many people thought that a community college is not a good school to get into and it is not possible to be a success by going to the community college.

Read This: Why Shooting Stars is One of the Most Important Books You’ll Ever Read

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One of our favorite writers, Patricia Leavy, is back with a novel that is one of the most important books you’ll ever read. Shooting Stars is one of those books that, once you start, you cannot put down (yes, 4am bedtime, but happy!). 

Sara Hnatiw: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... You get to discover who you are and find your passions

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Sara Hnatiw majored in both Early Education Child Development and Children with Special Needs. She graduated from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)—South Campus with her Children with Special Needs certificate in Spring 2018 and Early Education Child Development Associate’s Degree in Spring 2020. She has intentions to transfer to Carlow University or LaRoche College in Fall 2021 to begin her Bachelor’s Degree. Once she earns her Bachelor’s Degree, she would like to become a disability services director or a student success coach.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Vital Need for Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

by Stacey Ebert / Jul 07, 2020 /
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'No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion...And if they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love' - Nelson Mandela

Eric Leif Peters: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... learning is what everybody will be doing in the 21st Century

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My name is Eric Leif Peters (which is an anagram of "fertile recipes" and "fierce reptiles", so my friends know me as the “Culinary Herpetologist”). I attended CCAC at the Dawn of Time, when dinosaurs walked the Earth (Fall 1977-May 1979). I may have earned an Associate Degree, but I honestly don't remember. I DO know that my credits (at least for the courses I passed) all successfully transferred to the University of Pittsburgh (from which I earned my B.S. in Biology in the Fall 1982 semester). I then went on to earn a M.S.

Natalie Hoover: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... of the opportunities!

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Natalie Hoover started attending the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)—North Campus, in the fall of 2014 as a dual enrollment student since she was still in high school at the time. She studied nursing while she was at CCAC North Campus, and then transferred to CCAC Boyce Campus, which is where she finished her nursing degree and graduated in December 2017. While she was at CCAC, she was an Honor’s student and Honor’s Ambassador for North campus.

RyKai Wright: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it will help enhance your academic goals, leadership, and networking skills

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RyKai Wright graduated from Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) with an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology - Mechanical and an additional Associate of Science degree in Mathematics and Science in May 2017. RyKai's main campus was South Campus; however, she also took classes at Allegheny, North, and Boyce campuses to complete honors credits through the Honors Program.