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Can CEOs be a witness for homelessness?

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The National Coalition for the Homeless has designated Nov. 10-18 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week.

This week is observed around the country in varying forms through events, advocacy, and community service. I was fortunate to help organize an event this week at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

While most of the week is spent working directly with the underserved, we wanted to spend one night lifting up the voices of those on society’s margins.

Hope and history turn a corner

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In 2008, Barack Obama was swept into office on a tide of almost overwhelming optimism, idealism and new hope for the future of our country. Young voters, and voters in general, turned out in record numbers. Many of those who supported him believed in a post-racial America, an end to Washington gridlock, the promise of genuine reform. It was one of the most inspirational times I can remember in my adult life.

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