When accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Martin Luther King said “I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.?br />
Every day, people are working diligently, and largely anonymously, to make Dr. King’s credo a reality. Being The Change is a book that profiles such individuals throughout Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

As you learn about the quiet efforts undertaken by people in our community, I hope that you will be inspired to join them.

On this website are web addresses, telephone numbers and other information needed for you to participate in the activities profiled in the book.

As nursing student Corey Graham said after her internship working with people with mental illness, “I didn’t realize that at first I pitied them. I felt like I was better than they were. It was a very different experience when I stopped observing and started interacting.?      

Laura Wall Starke