Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on early childhood development, with guests; Diana Rauner, President of Start Early Drew Furedi, Ed.D., President & CEO of Para Los Niños & Alejandra Barraza, Ph.D., President of HighScope Educational Research Foundation.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on taking care of our aging population, with guests: Suzanne Anderson, Executive Director of AGE of Central Texas, Rimas Jasin, Executive Director of Presbyterian Senior Services, & Linda Levin, CEO of ElderSource
David Lewis, President and CEO of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, discusses how the organization serves its community by connecting organizations for health, safety and education with the community. He discusses the immense engagement of the community in giving and supporting important causes. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Lisa Walkiewicz, Executive Director of Via of the Lehigh Valley, explains some of the programs and services that Via offers for children and adults with disabilities in the region of Lehigh. The organization’s mission is to support persons with disabilities in leading successful, independent lives that are meaningful and rewarding. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Thomas Harrington, President and CEO of Valley Youth House, discusses the history of Valley Youth House and how important a resource like this has been for runaway and homeless youth. The organization additionally offers programs that cater to the different and unique situations of every youth and family they connect with. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Lin Erickson, Executive Director and CEO of the Da Vinci Science Center, talks about the organization’s mission to spur the imaginations and curiosity of children through science and creation. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Rick Christ, Scout Executive and CEO of Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, discusses the various programs that make up the scouting experience and how that experience brings boys and girls together to work toward a common purpose. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on organizations that support older Americans with guests: Dawn Simonson, President & CEO of Trellis; Andriene Iverson, President & CEO of the Elder Care Alliance and W. Mark Clark, President & CEO of Pima Council on Aging.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the state of the foster care system with Becky Davenport, Executive Director of Bloom Our Youth; Melanie Scheetz, Executive Director of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition and Don Wells, CEO of Just in Time for Foster Youth.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on empowering girls through Girl Scouts with guests Meridith Maskara, CEO of Girl Scouts New York City, Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital (DC) and Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California.
Drew Diamond, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa, discusses the organization’s mission to support and enhance life for the Jewish community of Tulsa. This interview was produced in partnership with RSUTV in Oklahoma.
Jana Emerson, COO of the Street School, talks about Oklahoma’s longest running drop-out prevention program. This impactful organization provides academic and emotional support for at-risk students across Tulsa public schools in an effort to increase students’ chances of graduating and obtaining a higher education. This interview was produced in partnership with RSUTV in Oklahoma.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how domestic violence affects American families with guests: Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Executive Director of Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence and Tricia Swartling, CEO of the Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of programs that support underserved children and youth with: Eric Gurna, President & CEO of LAs BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program; Lupi Quinteros-Grady, President & CEO of the Latin American Youth Center; and Cemere James, Interim President & CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how children welfare services have been affected during the pandemic with guests: Tara Perry, CEO of National CASA/GAL Association for Children; Barnaby Murff, CEO of Extraordinary Families in Los Angeles and Larry Rein, President & CEO of Childnet in Florida.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how educators are developing young minds during the pandemic with guests: Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers; Richard Barth, CEO of the KIPP Foundation; and Kyle Zimmer, President, CEO & Co-Founder of First Book.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the future of immigrant children with: The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights’ Executive Director Maria Woltjen, and Board Member Frances de Pontes Peebles.
Laurie Berner, Executive Director of Arc Northland, discusses how the organization has evolved over the last 70 years to continue to help people living with disabilities and their families. This episode was produced in collaboration with WDSE/WRPT.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on immigrant children rights with guests: Rich Leimsider, Executive Director of Safe Passage Project; Gladis Molina Alt, Child Advocate Program Director at The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights; and Wendy Young, President of The Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).