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Susan A. Buffett

Entries by Susan A. Buffett

When Children are Born Learning

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 12:18 PM

As a country we have looked to education as a road to equal opportunity - as a path to gaining knowledge, developing skills and learning behaviors that prepare children to do well as students, workers and citizens throughout their life. Of course, family and community have the greatest influence on...

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Empowering And Educating Our Youth Through Summer Jobs

(55) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 5:05 PM

My first job at a clothing store in my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska taught me a great deal about the workplace, much of which I still use as an adult. In the midst of folding clothes and ringing up customers were important life lessons about business strategy, customer service and...

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Coexistence Is Within Reach: The Making of a Tri-Faith Community Center

(26) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 2:11 PM

In the late '60s my dad was a member of the Omaha Club -- a club whose members were white, Gentile males. When his friend, Nick Newman, applied for membership his application was rejected. The reason? The Jews have their own club. So to protest that bogus logic, my dad...

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