As a former middle school principal, I have devoted my life to education and leadership. I always encourage my students to follow their passion through love & leadership. This year, I have an opportunity to teach a leadership course at Stockton University. Our class contains a service-learning component.
Just a few blocks from the casinos and boardwalk in Atlantic City, is Adelaide’s Place, a drop-in shelter for women. It provides a safe & secure environment for homeless women. They are treated with dignity & respect. These ladies participate in a variety of programs which include life skills.
When I entered, a group was seated at a table. Clothing donations were stacked up in corners. Sr. Patty and other women were preparing food. Sr. Patty explained their daily routine.
Two clients asked if I wanted to meet the mud girls. MudGirls Studios is remarkable. The director, Dorrie, was excited to show me what the women did. MudGirls is a nonprofit that empowers at-risk and homeless women through job training, pottery making &
While looking for service opportunities, my heart filled with what we all need: HOPE. These empowering stories need to be told.
With more resources, Sr. Patty & Dorrie can make an exponential difference by continuing their visions of empowering women.