I would like to commend Federal Correction Institution Otisville in Otisville, N.Y. for the tremendous work they are doing educating their population on ways to advance the economic progress of our society.
Recently, I had the privilege of seeing Manuel Gonzalez and Tyrell Peebles, two members of my youth economic empowerment group, graduate from college. I have seen them learn about financial literacy and help their communities.
I recently had the opportunity to check out the legal clinic of an organization called Street Justice, a group of attorneys who came together to help underserved individuals discover their protections under the laws of the land.
Not too long ago, NBC's "Dateline" ran a story that portrayed Detroit in a very negative light. In response, a group of professionals assembled for the Detroit National Teach-In, taking tangible to improve the city.