What I Want For Christmas
I think I can say without hesitation that what most people want for Christmas is indeed relevant to what they consider to be of utmost importance to them at the time. By now we know that wishes for “my two front teeth” rather than a toy had to have been of paramount importance to a…
Love At Work: Do Not Disturb
“We can pretty much determine how fruitful our efforts to plant seeds of love and humanity will be, based on the attitude with which we approach our farm or garden from the on-set.” -Madona Cole-Lacy-
Sarah of Capital One Bank Adds to the Excitement!
We want to acknowledge the spirit of humanity that Capital One Bank promotes in its workplace. For our suspicion is that in the absence of a culture that significantly touches the lives of their clients, Sarah might have experienced a roadblock when she planned to embrace us in such a sweet way.
Long Island Teaching Artist and Students Connect the Dots of Multiculturalism and Inclusion with a Coat of Many Cultures™
“What is so exciting about designing a Coat of Many Cultures™ is my encounter with participants who have never given thought to the role art and culture play in their lives.” – Madona Cole-Lacy –
Honoring 1LT James Lacy and all Military Veterans on Veteran’s Day 2017
“Thank you for your service!” As America exclaims, “Thank you for your service!” to my husband, and all other veterans who have sacrificed their lives in many ways, it is my hope that a much more user-friendly system can be put in place to navigate veterans’ life-after-service issues. ….
Celebrating Samuel: Happy Birthday
The ability to be a team player will go a long way in our professional aspirations. The key to navigating this successfully, starts with self-discipline and pre-determination of where we are to draw the line. Team players do not follow or endorse blindly! They band together to add substance and value.
Parents as Positive Influencers of Their Children From Infancy Through Adulthood!
I thank you for showing by example that it is indeed possible for one to successfully interact with people of differing points of view and orientations to achieve a common goal that speaks to the preservation of humanity.
Celebrate The Uniondale Early Childhood Center’s 25th Anniversary with Us
The following is an account I wrote and presented in print to the Executive Director at the Uniondale Early Childhood Center’s first annual awards gala. As UECC prepares for its 25th anniversary dinner, I find the contents appropriate enough to share today, in this format, as an introduction to what this Early Childhood Center stands for. Needless to say, that you are…
Contributing to Making the World a Loving Place: One Wearable Art Workshop at a Time
It is only fitting that I share my take-away from a wearable art silk scarf-designing workshop I recently facilitated at the East Meadow Public Library through my social and cultural enrichment program, My Time Has Come . The sources of inspiration for this workshop were many, with Valentine’s day and Passover on most minds, and not to…
Spotlight on Barry Tech: Effectively Nurturing Long Island’s Creative and Technically-Minded Youth
For many years now, I have been affiliated with Nassau Boces Barry Tech- quite naturally drawn to what they do for high school students who need more exposure and support out of the walls of the traditional classroom. Barry Tech affords hands-on opportunities to students who are artistically and technical minded in a setting that…