Destiny O Rourke

Meet Destiny

Destiny O’Rourke is a native of Bowling Green, KY where she finished both her undergraduate work in Corporate and Organizational Communication and her graduate work in Public Administration at Western Kentucky University. She began her professional career in higher education, and continues to help students

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Joda Johnson

Meet Joda

Joda Johnson is from Bowling Green, KY. She is married to Minister Curtis Johnson; they have four children (2 daughters and 2 sons) and four grandchildren. Joda Johnson is the Director of The SKYCTC Skills U Program in Bowling Green, KY. She is a graduate

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Selva Calderon

Meet Selva

Selva Calderón is a Western Kentucky University Physics student turned multicultural business professional. She is the manager of sales and forecasting analysis at Fruit of the Loom. Selva specializes in growing businesses by partnering with colleagues and customers from across the Americas. A dedicated mother

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Bethany Bonsu

Celebration set to feature attorney Bethany Bonsu

Youth will finish out May with the End of the Year Celebration on Saturday, May 22. The event will recognize each of the young leaders and feature guest speaker attorney Bethany Bonsu. Bethany Bonsu is a trial attorney at the New York County Defender Services,

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Black History Month coloring activity and drawing open through Feb. 25

This Black History Month participate in our coloring activity and giveaway drawing for grades K-12. Color in one or all of the below coloring sheets and enter the youth’s name into a drawing for a chance to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards.

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Virtual Vision Board event

“I Have a Dream” set to inspire girls to dream on MLK Day

For a Real Change, Inc. invites girls in grades 3 – 12 to participate in a no-cost virtual event on MLK Day called “I Have a Dream.” The event includes author Rainbow Huff as the guest speaker and provides a space for girls to visualize

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Brittany Whitlow

Celebrating Kwanzaa with kids: Local co-chair shares her experience as a parent

For the last 20 years, a planning committee of Bowling Green/Warren County residents have come together to plan Kwanzaa activities, and co-chair Brittany Whitlow uses her knowledge of Kwanzaa to celebrate with her children.  Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor at California State University, created Kwanzaa in

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Jkeyah Patterson

Jkeyah Patterson will present at Living as Leaders’ Harvest Festival

This year, we welcome Jkeyah Patterson to speak during the Living as Leaders Harvest Festival. Jkeyah Patterson is from Hopkinsville, Ky, and relocated to Bowling Green in 2014 to attend Western Kentucky University. She has worked for Bowling Green Parks and Recreation for the past

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Dr. Kimberly Green

Dr. Kimberly J. Green scheduled to speak at Living as Leaders

Over three Saturdays, Living as Leaders will hear from several speakers including Dr. Kimberly J. Green, who is joining us for the first time this year. Dr. Kimberly J. Green is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at

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Joda Johnson

Joda Johnson returns for Living as Leaders

We are happy to announce that Joda Johnson will join us again this year for Living as Leaders.   Joda Johnson is married to Minister Curtis Johnson, Sr.  They have four children and three grandchildren. Joda is a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of

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