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A True Veterans Day Story

Carlos LejFollowing a series of meetings at the Big Brothers Big Sisters national office in Dallas, Carlos Lejnieks, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, was headed back to Newark, N.J. this Veterans Day weekend. Carlos and his fellow passengers were travelling in unique company.

A flight attendant announced that among the passengers on the flight sat five soldiers en route home following a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. They were returning to their families and loved ones. Read more →

Newly Elected Mayor of Charlotte Owes Success to Mentor

blog-article-mayor-of-charlotteDuring the mayoral election in Charlotte, NC, Patrick Cannon spoke of his identity, campaigning on his personal story, to show his deep connection to the city of Charlotte. Cannon’s story lends credence to the belief that people from all backgrounds can rise to high levels in society; even mayor. Read more →