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Crismary Lopez and her tutor Jane O'Connor at the Star Learning Center

A Star Student Shines Brightly

Star Learning Center student Crismary Lopez has gotten into the highly competitive Prep for Prep program—with a little help from her tutor, famed children’s book author Jane O’Connor.

Stephan Russo speaking at a rally for supportive housing in 2015

“There are Clearly Answers” to Homelessness

Stephan Russo spent decades helping people make the transition from homeless to housed. Here’s why he says we should all remain hopeful about tackling the issue.

Executive Director Roderick L. Jones and host Angela Henry share the podium at the 2019 Goddard Gala

From the Book Fair to the Gala, our Fall Events are On!

Our festive fall gatherings are going forward—but they’ll look a little different this year. Get a preview and be sure to save the dates.

Book Prize Shortlists Announced!

This year our Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice is joined by a new prize for children’s books! Check out all the amazing titles that made the shortlists.

A Lesson in Empathy

Executive Director Roderick L. Jones describes how a chance encounter on the subway gave him insight into the everyday challenge of walking in someone else’s shoes.