I found inspiration recently in the story of a teen from war-torn Somalia who spent most of his life in refugee camps before fleeing with his family to Canada, settling in the city of Saint John. I can only imagine how difficult the transition would be to a new land, adjusting to a new language and culture. Especially so for a teenager. Despite it all, Ahmed drew inspiration from a simple sign he noticed hanging in his high school classroom. “Nothing,” it declared, “is imposs
ST. STEPHEN, N.B. – A unique summer school quietly backed by a group of socially minded business leaders in New Brunswick is showing such promise in helping students in reading and math that officials are eyeing expansion to other areas of the province. As kids get ready to head back to school, more than 40 students at Milltown Elementary School in St. Stephen are winding down after the summer-long program. On a hot August day, two classrooms are running at full-tilt with les
Wendy MacDermott has been the executive Director of the United Way in Saint John since 2011.
Photo: Cindy Wilson/Telegraph-Journal A self-professed fan of unconventional workplaces, Wendy MacDermott, executive director of the United Way serving Saint John, Kings and Charlotte Counties, has done a lot of work to bring people together. When she moved back to New Brunswick from Saskatoon in 2008 she immediately landed a job with Vibrant Communities, a role she found particularl