The Promotion Model

Jazmen Draper April 24, 2017 The Promotion Model Microfinance is a way for people suffering from poverty to set up financial systems with the goal to alleviate poverty by allowing them to save and also develop access to insurance, loans, and money transfers. By creating new financial systems or using the ideas of current systems … More The Promotion Model

Created for-Purpose

In April of 2016, I received an email from a cohort member letting me know a local nonprofit that she volunteered with was having their gala and they needed a photographer last minute. Stephanie knew I was passionate about East Africa and thought I would enjoy learning about and volunteering with this nonprofit called African … More Created for-Purpose

August 28, 2016

Tomorrow starts the second year of grad school. I’m really excited about the nonprofit leadership and Children at Risk class. I  have read 3 of the 4 syllabi for my classes and the next 16 weeks will be full of reading, writing, working, and making sure Kenzie is learning along with all the other household … More August 28, 2016

“Jesus is changing the black things to be white”

Could you imagine, in a matter of minutes, making a decision to leave your home, family, and possessions to travel to an unknown destination? I have a hard time fathoming the reality of such a decision. I honestly had never thought about this question until I met people who were faced with this painful experience. … More “Jesus is changing the black things to be white”

Jesus has my vote

Brave people fought and died to defend our right to vote. Women such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucy Stone fought for woman’s right to vote. Martin Luther King Jr. was an amazing man of God who peacefully fought for civil rights and that cost him his life. For these amazing and brave people, I am … More Jesus has my vote

His name is Tua

His name is Tua Tuang. I knew him as Khen. He was a classmate, brother, and friend in the cohort 3 MAGDJ (Masters in global development and justice) program at Multnomah University. He was an international student from Myanmar. He was humble, kind, soft-spoken, passionate about helping children, a singer, a follower of Jesus, a … More His name is Tua