Thursday, April 26, 2012

Amy Maglio

One of the ideas behind my Oak Parkers project is find the diversity of people living around me, who they are, what they do, what inspires them. Amy is a perfect person to add to the project. I first met, if you would call it 'met' Amy and her husband and son 2 1/2 years ago, the day my son started kindergarten. We were at the same school orientation, her daughter had just started school too. From then on she would say Hi with a smile in passing at school or around the neighborhood. I never even wondered what she did other than spend a lot of time with her kids, until last fall when I realized she had been a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, and then started Women's Global Education Project Their mission is to provide access to education and to develop training programs that empower women and girls to build better lives and foster equitable communities.

Here in a Mom like so many of us, spending our time taking care for our family, but here is a mother who is a Mother to so many more than just her own two children. From her dining room table in Oak Park she is caring for so many young girls and people across the world; she is helping to provide an education and a better life for so many. She proves we can all make a big difference

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