Local Heroes: Lloyd Dennis and the Silverback Society

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“I will live my life as though generations depend on me, and I will teach mine to do the same.” -The Silverback Pledge Two gentlemen of New Orleans often ran into one another at community meetings and soon developed a strong mutual respect. Pastor Arthur Wardsworth and Lloyd Dennis were concerned about the effect the lack of positive male role models had on young men in their communities and agreed they were… Read More

Looking ahead with optimism, yet asking questions

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  For the year ahead, I am optimistic and excited about educational gains moving forward in my city and state. A movement for getting more parents engaged is slowly picking up steam in my community and a gradual move is better than none at all. Citizens are starting to join in on the conversations surrounding issues that affect our kids’ future. Educators, mentors, support staff and administrators are finding their niche in… Read More