"To make the most of local immigration development and welcoming initiatives, there needs to be a thoughtful, comprehensive effort to modernize the U.S. immigration system. In the meantime, local places will continue to compete for human capital. Those cities that welcome the initiative and drive of immigrants will not only experience economic and social dividends, but will be poised to prosper even more under a new era of immigration reform."
- Paul McDaniel


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             With Thanksgiving coming up in a few days, I have been reflecting on what I am thankful for. I have to say, over the past year my eyes have been opened to many wonderful people, organizations, and opportunities our community possesses. I am beyond thankful to be a part of this. Unfortunately, for a lot of community members it took 43 homicides to act as a wake up call in how we can better our city. There is not one act, one organization, one person who can change an entire city's mind set & values. However, one act, one organization, or one person can make a difference when we all work together. City Life is the epitome of this. I am blessed and thankful I have a found such a truly inspiring group of people striving to help our city. With community collaborations, focusing on each person & organization's strengths, we can make a difference. We can change our city.

Too Much

Recently, a common phrase among my male teenage clients emerged. “Too much.” For these young men, everything imaginable seems to be too much. At first, it seemed a reasonable response for some of the tasks they were given, since they were never given that much responsibility before. However, when literally […]