Stories from the front line of human service

Annie Driscoll is A Wider Circle’s Client Relations Coordinator. She talks to hundreds of families in need every single week – on the phone and in person. Her weekly reports always include stories of people who need support and, more importantly, the type of human connection she and her colleagues provide. Here are two such individuals: “Karen came this week…

Zero percent

On Tuesday, I was at an elementary school in DC where I met with the principal.  She is a dynamic and effective leader, and the school is improving as a result.  Presently, the school-wide percentage for reading at a proficient level is 41%.   One grade, however, has 0% of the children at proficiency.   One hundred percent of these…

An organization and a movement

Nearly 20 years ago, I gave a lecture in Wisconsin about science, spirituality, and the evolution to love. It was a topic born out of the comparisons between Western science and Eastern spirituality, a topic that had been well-documented for decades prior. And it helped set the foundation for A Wider Circle. Quantum physics, stripped of the mathematics, leaves you…

Becoming more whole – and responding to the Census

“What is service?” someone asked me at an event today, followed by the question “what does it mean to serve?” Service, I shared, is the manifestation of love – not romantic love, but altruistic love. And the meaning of service is simply to become more whole. We are intimately connected to one another – I as connected to a person…