My commitment to serving others is guided by three goals: to raise awareness and bring greater diversity to communities and organizations, to give voice to marginalized groups, and to promote the values of a liberal arts and humanistic education. My work revolve around four non-profit organizations I have started through academic service-learning work associated with my classes and four non-profits whose work is directly connected to issus afflicting those closest to me.
This service-learning, study abroad program was never designed to be just a course when I first offered it in 2007. It expands students' understanding of race and class through their immersion in South African culture and service-learning pedagogy.
I started the Global Links Library and Literacy Campaign in 2008 with the goal of providing library books or building libraries throughout the world. To date, we have donated and established libraries in Haiti, South Africa, Lesotho, Ghana, New Jersey, Washington, DC and Burlington, NC.
Everyone Acts & Supports Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing school supplies and uniforms to children around the world.
The Ekukhanyisweni Primary School is located in Johannesburg's oldest Black township of Alexandra. I started working with them in 2007 to address some of the needs of the EPS community.
Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12th, 2010, my friend Dr. Patricia Nicholas founded the Kindest Hearts Foundation to help the people of Rourck, Haiti.
Cancer has ravished the lives of too many in my family. The Barbados Cancer Association is a non-profit with which my family has been associated.
The Caribbean American Medical & Scientific Association (CAMSA), Inc. was formed in New York in 2002 by a group of doctors of Caribbean descent who wanted to improve health care for the Caribbean community both locally and in the Caribbean, as well as to give back to the Caribbean countries from which they had derived so much. Since its formation, CAMSA has evolved thanks to the countless members who have helped over the years to make it what it is today.
Like cancer, diabetes is another disease that has devastated my family. The American Diabetic Association is an organization I love and trust. I highly recommend donating here.