Dear friends & neighbors,
It seems fitting that the start of the New Year is always closely followed by Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Not only is the day a reminder of Dr. King's legacy, but it's also a challenge to everyone to commit to service and the fight for what is right in our community. To me, that's a great way to kick off a New Year.
There's a quote by Dr. King that I've been thinking about a lot lately, and I recently shared it with Goodman staff: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
At Goodman, we answer this question every day. We support the community, providing access to resources. We're mentors to children and teens. We uplift older adults. And so much more. We do this with the support of everyone in our community – that includes you.
If you haven't already reflected on Dr. King's legacy, I challenge you to take a moment and do that now. What are you doing to Be the Good for others? I bet you, like my colleagues here at Goodman, have a long list of service in action. I also know we can always do more to make sure everyone has the resources they need to be successful.
We're going to keep up the fight here at GCC, and I hope you'll come along with us.
Thank you for your support in 2022. I'm excited for what 2023 has in store for this community.
Letesha Nelson, CEO & Executive Director
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