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Men needed to help Atlantic County’s at-risk youth

Kellie Cors knows firsthand the importance of addressing the impact of violence on youth, especially boys.She lost her own son to gun violence when he was just 13 years old. The painful void impacted the path of her teenage nephew who would himself die in a shooting when he was 17.Seeing the need for a … Read more Men needed to help Atlantic County’s at-risk youth

For Atlantic City woman, the (sea) glass is half full

“When I feel my energy is off or I’m feeling drained or just so much is going on, I need to get to the beach. That’s where I ground myself and I’m at my most happiest place being there,” says Lyntaga Smith.E. E. Cummings said, “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) … Read more For Atlantic City woman, the (sea) glass is half full

Music education takes Atlantic City jazz past into the future

“They don’t have a beach; we have a beach,” says Henrietta Shelton in a voice full of emotion as she speaks to an attentive audience at the Stockton University Atlantic City campus during a rainy April morning. “They don’t have the Atlantic Ocean; they don’t have a boardwalk. So what are we missing?” In this … Read more Music education takes Atlantic City jazz past into the future

Overcoming mental health stigma through holistic healing in Atlantic City

May marks the 70th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness Month, a national event fighting stigma, providing support, educating the public and advocating for policies that help people with mental illness and their families.Over the years, community leaders in Atlantic City have worked toward responding to mental illness. In February, Indra Owens partnered with the Leadership … Read more Overcoming mental health stigma through holistic healing in Atlantic City

Mentors guide the next generation in Atlantic City

Jodi Burroughs’ footsteps echo in the empty halls as she walks to her office at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex in Atlantic City. The usually bustling school, decorated with multicolored murals and photographs of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is quiet on a recent Thursday morning. It is spring … Read more Mentors guide the next generation in Atlantic City