St. HOPE’s Dual Approach in Oak Park Can Be a Model for Other Nonprofits

Cities across the country struggle with how to revitalize historically disenfranchised neighborhoods. An interesting and successful model — using public education, economic development and self-empowerment to drive change — has had a profound impact on a local underserved community.

Jun 14, 2019 Jake Mossawir

In the Cards

Gregory Perkins of African American Expressions grew a nationally-renowned card business from humble Sacramento roots

In 1991, Gregory Perkins was a Sacramento corrections officer struck by a calling to make a difference. He realized that most greeting cards lacked representation of the African American community. Perkins worked with his cousin, an artist, to develop three Afrocentric greeting card designs in an effort to create what he calls an “uplifting product that African Americans can take pride in.”

Oct 19, 2018 Eva Roethler