On Kindness

On Kindness

  “Kindness, like breathing, must be constant in order for it to be meaningful.”  -Van Nolintha   For more than two years now, we’ve brought you Conversations at Fletcher, a way for us to introduce you to the fascinating people in our tribe...
Evan Walker-Wells, Scalawag Magazine

Evan Walker-Wells, Scalawag Magazine

  “There’s a really strong idea that the South is just one thing. But if you’ve ever lived anywhere in the American South, then you know that it is more complicated than the stereotype of poorly educated people living in rural...
Kimberly Fisher, East Durham Children’s Initiative

Kimberly Fisher, East Durham Children’s Initiative

  “East Durham is an area that has considerable social, economic, and health challenges. But we have to take a step back and emphasize how vibrant the area that we work in is. It’s common for a lot of non-resident experts to start with the long...
David Heinen, NC Center for Nonprofits

David Heinen, NC Center for Nonprofits

  “As nonpartisan entities, nonprofits can infuse some really good dialogue into the election process. They can reach out to people who might be marginalized…and help get them registered to vote. There’s a lot of confusion about voter ID laws...
James Ford, NC Public School Forum

James Ford, NC Public School Forum

  “Teachers, more than any other profession, deal with the other issues that prevail in society. What happens more often than not is that they are held accountable for them, but they aren’t necessarily given the resources to impact them…there is...