In a partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, staff members from a public school district and an independent school discussed The Children of Willesden Lane.
Weekly small group and bimonthly large-group “Big Reads” discussions of classic short stories to support veterans in a residential treatment program.
The Cleveland Police Department and the local community completed a three-session program to promote mutual understanding, improve communications and support community policing efforts.
"When you are serving a group of people who have been through such emotional and traumatic experiences, it’s hard to expect them to say, ‘My name is so-and-so and this is what happened to me.' But if you give them an opportunity through poetry to say, 'I feel this or I remember that,' they identify those lines with events in their lives. Poetry reaches that vulnerable piece and brings about a healing that other things do not."