ALL In

ALL In Spring 2021 is a 10 week journey of discovery, action, and transformation.

We believe in our scholars as the leaders of the future. ALL In recognizes that the future is NOW!
We are engaging them with an opportunity to act, learn, and lead in the face of the profound impacts of COVID and systemic racism on minority communities.

ALL In builds upon the value Boys Hope Girls Hope has always had of cultivating service leadership (“Men and Women For and With Others,” in the Jesuit tradition) as a value for the young people we serve and the organization as a whole. ALL In takes our community engagement and service-learning commitment to a higher level because it engages our young people in:

  • Thoughtful exploration of community problems from a social justice and racial equity lens;
  • An experiential learning approach where they are genuinely in charge of the planning, execution, and reflection on community engagement projects, and
  • Practice of real-life 21st Century Skills of critical thinking, problem solving, technology, teamwork, and communication
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Scholars will have voice, choice, and ownership as they analyze community needs and formulate, execute, evaluate and reflect upon meaningful action, all through an equity and social justice lens.

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Scholars will experience viewpoints from prominent thought leaders as well as their peers and be challenged to engage in learning new skills in new ways.  They will develop critical thinking and cooperation “muscles” while working in collaboration with others across the Network to creatively demonstrate their learning.

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Team member, volunteer, and collegian coaches will put scholars in the driver’s seat as they champion projects of support for their communities to practically build leadership and advocacy skills and to address problems and systemic issues they care about.

How it Works

ALL In epitomizes the principle – Think Global, Act Local! The program brings together young people, college students, volunteers and team members from across the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network (which spans the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico) on a virtual platform to engage in dynamic conversation with prominent leaders of social change. Inspired by one another, and with a deepened appreciation of their own cultural identity, they identify the intersection of their own passion and the needs of a well-defined community or group. As affiliate small group teams, they plan, execute, and evaluate the impact a service project, and create a capstone demonstration of their learnings to share with the larger group.

The IPARD Framework

ALL In uses the IPARD Framework, which represents a student-centered inquiry model in a service-learning project.  Prior to the activities, educators and project organizers have identified student goals and objectives aligned with assessments.

Each week packs three hours total of meaningful, developmentally appropriate and transformative engagement.

  • One full group meeting – inter-affiliate interaction — 1 hour of discovery and inspiration
  • Small group work – affiliate-specific dialogue, planning, and team work – two hours
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Spring 2021 Program Timeline & Weekly Themes

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ALL In Speakers

See speaker bios in the table below, or click there names to visit there websites.

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Tiffany Taylor
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Josh Walehwa
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Daniel Isom
Kathleen Kelly Janus

Dr. Lee is a Christian-Encourager, physician-entrepreneur, nationally celebrated author, international speaker, and CEO of CMLEEJR Companies, LLC, a personal development company that conducts training on high performance and mental conditioning for teams, organizations and students.

He holds a degree in Biology (B.S.) from UIW, and degrees in medicine (M.D.) and business (M.B.A.) from Drexel University. A decorated war veteran, Dr. Lee served in the United States Air Force for 10 years with several assignments, his last being a flight surgeon flying the T-38 and U-2 airframes at Beale AFB, CA.

Janice Mirikitani, a Sansei (third generation) Japanese American, is recognized as a poet, visionary, editor, administrator and community activist.

Mirikitani is the Co-Founder and Founding President of GLIDE where she in partnership with her husband, Reverend Cecil Williams, have achieved worldwide recognition for their groundbreaking organization which empowers San Francisco’s poor and marginalized communities to make meaningful changes in their lives to break the cycle of poverty and dependence.  For over 50 years, they built over 87 comprehensive programs that provide education, recovery support, primary and mental health care, job training, housing and human services.   Mirikitani's passion has been to create programs for women and families as they struggle with issues of substance abuse, rape, incest, domestic violence, the AIDS crisis, single parenting, childcare, health/wellness, education, and jobs development.

Mirikitani is San Francisco’s second Poet Laureate, appointed in 2000.   She has authored four books of poetry -- AWAKE IN THE RIVER; SHEDDING SILENCE; WE, THE DANGEROUS, and LOVE WORKS -- and is the editor of nine landmark anthologies which provide platforms for writers of color, women, youth and children.   Mirikitani is the co-author of the recently released BEYOND THE POSSIBLE: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called GLIDE with Rev. Williams and authored OUT OF THE DUST: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, released in 2014 with University of Hawaii Press. Mirikitani has also worked in civil rights causes for various multi ethnic communities, including the struggle for redress for Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII.

Mirikitani had served as a commissioner on the San Francisco Arts Commission since 1996 and was reappointed by Mayor Newsom in 2004. She is the recipient of over 50 awards and honors, including the Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women and Families’ “Minerva Award”, San Francisco State University’s “Distinguished Alumnae Award,” the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s "Lifetime Achievement Ebbie Award,” the prestigious American Book “Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature,” and the University of California at San Francisco Chancellor’s “Medal of Honor Award".

Mirikitani has received three honorary doctorate degrees, graduated from UCLA, and received a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She and her family were incarcerated in a Rohwer, Arkansas concentration camp with the mass internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Bobby Herrera is the author of The Gift of Struggle, a book about leadership and the life-changing lessons we learn through our struggles. He is also the co-founder and president of Populus Group. With a passion for building strong culture and communities through trust and storytelling, his leadership style is about empowerment, connections, and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed. 

Bobby grew up in a big family with parents who immigrated to America without much. While this is not an uncommon story, the leadership style and company culture that it inspired is. The belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed is at the core of Bobby’s philosophy in business and in life. 

Everyone has struggles and business leaders are no exception. Bobby’s passion is helping others understand how their individual struggles can help them connect with their communities and inspire other is what will ultimately transform their leadership style. 

Bobby is a proud Army veteran and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children. 

Rev. Christopher Collins, S.J., is the assistant to the president for mission and identity at Saint Louis University, where his research and teaching are in the areas of systematic theology and spirituality. He is the author of Three Moments of the Day and The Word Made Love. In addition, Collins has published articles in America, Review for Religious, and The New Jesuit Review. He regularly gives retreats around the country based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Collins has also served as the chairman of the board of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in the United States.

Tiffany C. Taylor is a passionate, accomplished, and results-driven professional with more than fifteen years of experience in the education, non-profit, and public sector. She most recently served as the Executive Director of Teach For America –Detroit where she set a compelling vision and direction for the region, expanded the national and regional fundraising base, and ran a sophisticated and sustainable operation. She currently supports Teach For America’s 51 regions across the country in her role as Vice President, Deputy Chief People Officer.

After joining TFA in 2004 as a sixth grade special education teacher, she served on the school improvement plan committee, and worked as the Education Public Policy Fellow for U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah’s mayoral exploratory committee. After serving in the classroom, she deepened her understanding of issues affecting underrepresented communities through her work as a Community Planning Intern and Housing Development Officer with Prince George’s County Planning Department and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, respectively. Equipped with the necessary education and requisite work experience, Tiffany took her talents to the nation’s capital and served as an Educational Policy Consultant with the 21st Century School Fund and as an Affordable Housing Project Developer with The Community Builders Inc. All the while, Tiffany’s commitment to education grew stronger, leading her to take an apprenticeship with Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia as a School Leader.

Although she added value to each of the organizations to which she has belonged, Tiffany understood that all roads led back to Detroit. In 2010, she answered the call from home and joined Teach For America’s staff as the Senior Managing Director for Teacher Leadership Development. In 2013, she transitioned as the Vice President for Regional Management where she directed regional teams to achieve ambitious goals regarding corps member placement, district partnerships, alumni impact, regional operations, teacher leadership, and external affairs. She was promoted to Executive Director in January of 2014.

Tiffany is a product of the Detroit public school system graduating from Cass Technical High School. Tiffany graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Afro-American and African Studies. She also earned a Master’s degree in education from St. Joseph’s University and a Masters’ degree in Urban Planning from the University of Maryland with a concentration in Economic Development and Real Estate Development. Most recently, Tiffany completed the Leading Change and Organizational Renewal program at Harvard Business School. Her educational background coupled with her extensive leadership experience gives her the skill set to develop solutions to virtually any problem.

As a native Detroiter, Tiffany is passionate about helping the city reach its full potential as she is active in her community. She serves as the chair for the Detroit Promise Neighborhood advisory board, is an appointed board member for the Economic Development Corporation of Clinton Township, Michigan and sits on a number of advisory committees. In 2014, Tiffany sat on a panel with other education, philanthropic, and business leaders at the Mackinac Policy Conference during the session, “The STEM Economy: Innovations in Educating the Next Generation,” sponsored by PNC Bank. Due to her contributions to the Detroit community, she has won a number of awards. Most recently, she was inducted into Michigan Chronicle’s 2014 40 under 40 class, honored as an “Everyday She-roe”, won the “Five Under Ten” Young Alumni Recognition Award from the University of Michigan African American Alumni Council, was inducted into the Crain’s 2015 40 under 40 class, and named a 2018 Woman of Impact by the Joyce Ivy Foundation. In 2019 the Walker’s Legacy Foundation honored Tiffany with the national “Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership” award because of her work to champion policy and programs to advance economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems, job opportunities, and innovation in education in her community.

Josh Walehwa currently serves as the Associate Director of Admissions  & Recruitment with an upcoming transition to the Director of Career Services (slated for July 1, 2020) at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to his time in this role, Josh served as the Program for Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis from 2013-2015. With over 17 years of experience across the country in higher education and the nonprofit sector, his value system on college access and persistence remains as the foundation of his work. Josh is a first generation college graduate, attaining a BA and two MA degrees from the University of Iowa. Additionally, he will complete his PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Missouri St. Louis in 2020.

Josh has consulted on equity and diversity work in higher education, nonprofit, and military physician settings over the last 18 years in addition to his 15 plus years of leadership development teaching experience (middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels).

He is the father of a rising college senior, educator, and a passionate advocate for personal growth and strategic change.

Daniel Isom II is the Executive Director of the REJIS Commission. He is the retired Chief of Police for the Metropolitan Police Department-City of St. Louis appointed St. Louis’ 33rd Chief of Police on October 6, 2008. He joined the St. Louis Police Department on August 29, 1988. He has worked in patrol, investigation, training, internal affairs, and management positions during his career. He was promoted through the ranks to Major before being selected Chief of Police. He served as the Missouri Director of Public Safety, and a member of the Ferguson Commission. 

He has received a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, all from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from St. Louis University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, FBI National Executive Institute, and the Police Executive Forum Senior Management Institute. 

He has a variety of interests related to the management of police operations. The structural design of police departments from a political and community perspective, operational strategies for crime control, police officers’ individual behavioral issues, professional cultural perspectives’ influence on community-police relations, and police management are professional and research emphasis of Dr. Isom. Eisenhower Fellowships selected him as an U.S.A. Eisenhower Fellow in 2013 to study police education and training in Europe. Dr. Isom was also a Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics in 2016. 

Daniel Isom is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis. 

Kathleen Kelly Janus is the Senior Advisor on Social Innovation to Governor Gavin Newsom. As a social entrepreneur, author and lecturer at Stanford University’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship, she is an expert on philanthropy, millennial engagement and scaling early stage organizations. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Quartz, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tech Crunch and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her book – Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference – is a playbook for nonprofit organizations based on a five-year research project interviewing hundreds of top-performing social innovators. 
 
An attorney, Kathleen has spearheaded numerous social justice initiatives. Kathleen is a co-founder of Spark – a network of over 10,000 millennial donors – which seeks to advance gender equality by engaging the next generation in accessible forms of philanthropy. As a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School, Kathleen helped launch and direct Stanford Law School’s international human rights clinics in Namibia and South Africa. She has also served as pro bono counsel at Covington and Burling and a litigation associate at Thelen Reid & Priest.  
   
A graduate of Berkeley Law School, Kathleen also graduated with highest honors from U.C. Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Ted. Kathleen is a certified yoga instructor, which comes in handy when juggling their three young children. 

Trainers of Coaches

Esther Wojcicki
Esther Wojcicki—“Woj” to her many friends and admirers, is the author of two best-selling books, How to Raise Successful People : Simple Lessons for Radical Results and Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom. She is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful.
Rebecca Limbaugh

Rebecca Limbaugh is the Deputy Director of Scholar Support at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit.  She understands the impact that love, resources, opportunity, exposure, and support can have on a child who is determined to enhance the quality of his or her life. 

Samuel McQuillin, PhD

At the University of South Carolina, Dr. Sam McQuillin studies how schools and communities can work together to promote emotional, behavioral, and academic wellness in children who are environmentally or developmentally at-risk.

Jewell Stafford

Jewel D. Stafford, MSW is an Instructor and the Director of the Racial Equity Fellowship Program in the Office of Field Education at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

Jessica Kilpatrick

Jessica Kilpatrick, MA LPC is the Chief Program Officer at STARRY in Round Rock, Texas.  Ms. Kilpatrick has more than 20 years of experience working with children in homes, schools, and counseling settings.

Courtney McDermott

Courtney McDermott is an Associate Teaching Professor and the Associate Director of Field Education for the School of Social Work at UMSL. She has her B.A. from the University of Iowa, her MSW from Saint Louis University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri.

Ways You Can Be ALL In

Act Now! Deadline to Sign up for Scholars and Coaches is February 1, 2021

ALL In Scholar Leader

This is the title for the residential and academy scholar participants.  All ages are eligible, but you must bring your honesty, willingness to try new things, respect for others, and sense of humor.

  • 3 hours of programming per week, including full group and small group sessions
  • Access to inspiring speakers and leaders
  • Valuable learning in leadership and service; resume building for college and career
ALL In Collegian Assistant Coach

Collegians can participate and assist on project teams, developing their leadership skills, giving back to Boys Hope Girls Hope, and enriching their resumes.

  • 6 hours of Preparation*
  • 30 hours of Program
  • 10 Hours of Ongoing Support (Optional)**
  • Collegian Coaches receive a completion stipend of $250
ALL In Coach

Affiliate team members co-facilitate project groups, serve as role models in the journey, and facilitate scholar ownership and leadership in the process (at least 2 coaches per group). Community volunteers can also apply for this important role.

  • 6 hours of Preparation*
  • 30 hours of Program
  • 10 Hours of Ongoing Support (Optional)**
  • Training contact hours and network recognition upon completion

*Coaches Preparation will include dynamic expert trainers, team building, and planning in four 1.5 hour sessions during the two weeks prior to program launch.

**Optional coaches support sessions are scheduled weekly during program implementation.

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