Leadership Collective 2016 is underway!

The 2016 Leadership Collective Journey has begun! The Leadership Collective is a three week, fully-funded experiential learning trip to India for fifteen students. The trip is immersive, challenging the students to try new foods, make new friends from across the U.S. and India, and learn about the diversity and complexity of India in a hands-on, service oriented way. Learn more about the […]

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Ohaji Williams

Hometown: Chicago Tell us about your favorite book: my favorite book is lovely bones which is also a movie this is because it tell the story of a young girl who killed by her neighbor but was in the purgatory state and wouldn’t pass on until her family learned to accept and forgive her death Give one […]

Imani Belt

Hometown: Kalaheo, HI Tell us about your favorite book: The Ethiopian tattoo shop, a book of short stories told from the perspective of a visitor who stumbles into an old tattoo shop in Ethiopia and is told ancient stories from an old tattoo artist; stories that were supposed to distract and numb the pain of […]

Michelle Estrada

Hometown: San Jose, California Tell us about your favorite book: One of my favorite books is called “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. In this book it shows the strong bond between two Afghan women and how they try to adjust to their war situation and many other obstacles. I like this book because […]

Juan Garcia

Hometown: Chicago Tell us about your favorite book: I really haven’t gotten into reading untill this year cause of a book I read by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner. The book is about a story of two young boys who are friends in Afghanistan, but their friendship is wierd. Growing up in Kabul, Amir and Hassan […]

Luz Mejia-Flores

Hometown: Portland, OR Tell us about your favorite book: Deenie, by Judy Blume has been one of my favorite books ever since I first read it at age 14. It talked about a young girl whom lived with the constant expectation of being perfect all the time. Her mother had wanted her to be a model […]

Talia Ivry

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin Tell us about your favorite book: I have many favorite books, but one I am reading right now that I’m really enjoying is a collection of myths and legends by Jake Jackson. This book is very interesting since it includes all sorts of stories and fables from a variety of different cultures and regions […]

Raven Swing

Hometown: Santa Fe Tell us about your favorite book: My favorite book recently has been the monkey wrench gang by Edward abbey. He’s a great writer, and I can sympathize with the characters for sure. It’s also just enjoyable. Give one random fact about you: I didn’t go to school until 7th grade. In class, what kind […]

Dannibel Rosario

Hometown: Bronx Tell us about your favorite book: My favorite book is The Outsiders by S.E Hinton. I read this book for the first time back in 6th grade and I still love it! Give one random fact about you:  I am a shy person when you first get to know me, it takes me a […]