A Bonner Beginner

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The following blog was written by Veda Patil, one of our first-year Bonners. Veda primarily assists our Youth & Education programming and deepens the intersection between our education and oral history facets. The original posting can be found here. Before … Continued

Tiny Heroes

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By Andrea Wuerth “They will continue to build two story residences right across the street from you for students to live because, as the developer told me, it’s more economical to rent to students than to families.” -Kathy Atwater It … Continued

Meeting of the Mentors

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By Andrea Wuerth There was Earl and Ronny. Miss Frieda, Miss Lily and Miss Gwen. And the Reverend Williams. All sitting in the front room of the Marion Cheeks Jackson Center. Connected to each other through a shared experience: growing … Continued

An Abundant Welcome

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July 31st. 6:00p.m. I arrived that Monday evening at 512 Whitaker St , my new home, carrying a box of books, and was surprised to see a squad of my neighbors/friends at the house. As I walked through the door … Continued

A Tale of Two Brothers

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“The conversations were great and I think that’s where I got my knowing there’s two sides to every story. And I’ve carried that up through my kids and my grandkids.” – David Caldwell, Jr., June 9, 2017 Over the course … Continued

Harvesting Faith

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The Marian Cheek Jackson Center is not officially a faith/religious based organization, but it’s hard to separate the work that we do here and the faith that sustains us along the way. Although we do not subscribe to any one … Continued