October 2020 – Dylan McCain Allen

Central Florida knows how to come together. So why can’t we work together? Our community is so good at building a network and making connections to ideas and people that matter. When we can, we love to collaborate. But, we don’t cooperate well at all.  To me it feels like trying to sweep a floor […]

September 2020 – Shelly Denmark

The Ever-Expanding Crave Universe” Stephanie Preston Hughes: “Is the Crave Universe an intentional description?” Me: “I don’t know. I’ll have to ask Michele Van Son Neill, our Founder.” SPH: “Because it’s a perfect analogy to the ever-expanding universe we live in. The Crave family keeps getting bigger as we help people make more and more […]

May 2020 – Shequila Roberts

Mothering During A Pandemic Cooking. Cleaning. Homework. Laundry. Children fighting. Children eating. Homeschooling … all while being an essential worker. This is truly enough to make me want to pull out my hair. And as a single mother, let me just say, these last few weeks have been very challenging, to say the least. However, […]

October 2018 – Dylan McCain Allen

Our home is vibrant as it is complex, which is why collaboration is necessary to get our neighborhoods ready for just about anything. The Pulse Nightclub Shooting and 2017 Hurricanes brought communities together like never before, but disjointed funding efforts and duplicated services made it hard to effectively align community needs with assets. A Gift […]