“The coolest thing is that benevolence begets benevolence. They come for food and they get to vote on how to be charitable to others.”
Every June, that work culminates in the wildly-popular Swim Camp, where children and teenagers not only learn to swim but learn to pursue leadership through lifeguarding, volunteering and interning with Together For Hope.
With a precise focus on literacy and leadership development, Together For Hope continues to build children’s imaginations for what is possible beyond the limited view of poverty.
Like the muddy shores of the Mississippi, the Delta’s storied African American communities have always confronted both the abundance and the peril of life in the Delta, hoping to God that the levee holds.
View the photo gallery of Arkansas Delta.
Watch a video with Janee’ Tisby talking about poverty.
Watch the interview with Earnest Womack talking about poverty.
Watch the video with Janee’ Tisby talking about volunteers.
Watch the interview with Earnest Womack about the pool.