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It’s National Volunteer Week!

As we recognize National Volunteer Week, I think back 63 years ago, to 1952. A group of volunteers, including Gertrude Barber, members of the Erie community and several parents, established the first classroom for children with disabilities in Erie. It’s … Continue reading

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Being a Fighter for Civil Rights

In doing some research on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I discovered a quote that I haven’t read before but is great advice for all of us. “Whatever career you may choose for yourself – doctor, lawyer, teacher – let … Continue reading

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11 Exciting Achievements in 2013

As I look to the start of another year, I find that it is not the end nor a beginning but an opportunity to continue to expand the knowledge and experience that we have gained over the last 365 days. … Continue reading

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Why Give?

Maureen Barber-Carey dancing with the Beast On The Bay at the 2013 BNI Christmas Ball This past weekend the Barber National Institute (BNI) held its annual Christmas Ball, marking its 49th anniversary.   When Dr. Gertrude Barber started the first ball, she … Continue reading

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Our Students Get Giving

Emma – “Collecting pennies made me happy.” Jimmy N. – “Perfect. Counting money made me feel good. I’d like to do it again.” Kayla – Smiling she said “It felt good.” Jimmy S. – “Great. It was a pretty good … Continue reading

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