The Importance of Networking for Career Advancement

Posted September 27, 2017
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As the first Latina judge to the Supreme Court of the United States, and only the third female justice ever elected to the highest court in the country, Sonia Sotomayor obviously understands the importance of making the right connections to climb the corporate ladder, so to speak. Sotomayor, speaking to the importance of networking as […]

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Following Your Passion to a Life of Purpose and Success

Posted September 27, 2017
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We all know the routine all too well: we wake up too late to make it to the gym, head to our 9 to 5 job that pays the bills but empties our souls, and either head to the bar or the TV screen once we’re finally free from the menial and seemingly meaningless tasks […]

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The Bonds of Solidarity between Me & You

Posted September 17, 2017
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Learning to see and feel the needs of others as our own is one of the core elements of true solidarity. The injustices of our society unfortunately leave many of the most vulnerable among us to suffer their poverty alone and out of sight. While large government programs might attempt to alleviate some of these […]

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SOUL Program: From the Sport’s Field to the College Classroom

Posted September 17, 2017
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For many younger kids and teenagers, school is often seen as a difficult, dreary, and dull necessity that they’re obligated to carry out. The lack of motivation to dedicate one’s self to achieving a quality education has several causes including learning disabilities, lack of family support, and disengaged teachers, to name just a few. For […]

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DC Hand Dance

Posted September 14, 2017
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DC Hand Dance. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Let me enlighten you about this DC grown dance that’s still evolving and growing in the community. DC Hand dance is a form of swing dancing, they all stemmed from the Lindy Hop and Jitterbug, then the east coast did their thing, and the west coast […]

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Latin Dance

Posted September 12, 2017
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Have you ever seen someone frowning while dancing salsa or bachata? Me either, and you can get in on the fun with the many different Latin dance communities all over DC. Even the music itself makes you want to start dancing! Much of the Latin music we hear today has its roots in Cuba, where […]

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The Visible Face of Poverty We Too Willingly Choose to Ignore

Posted September 10, 2017
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We see them all the time. Playing the trumpet on a busy street corner after leaving the stadium of watching a Nationals game, sleeping under overpasses on a cold autumn night, or lining up at some soup kitchen to receive a meal during Thanksgiving. Homelessness in the DC area isn’t an issue we can claim […]

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Young People Aren’t Only the Future, They´re Also the Present

Posted September 10, 2017
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Almost every politician who is vying for the vote of young people has at some time or another mentioned that “young people are the future” of the nation, or a state, or the community where they are trying to get elected. While that famous aphorism is certainly true, it leaves out the other half of […]

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DC Dance Communities: West Coast Swing, Hand Dance, Latin Dance

Posted September 10, 2017
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Let’s dance! Like actually dance, not awkwardly rubbing against other random humans in a dark room to music you can’t understand because it’s too loud to even process. There’s a time and a place for that, but how many times have you been watching Dancing with the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance […]

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