Your Monday Briefing by JOSEPH BURGESS and ADEEL HASSAN


Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Published: August 25, 2014 at 4:00AM

from NYT U.S.
via Bobby Caples

Author: bobbycaples

Bobby Caples was born in Covington, KY just across the river from Cincinnati. At age 5, his family moved across the river to Ohio, where lived until he left for college. Bobby Caples attended Catholic schools from grades 1-12, an experience which was foundational to his later career in the education and nonprofit sectors. His mother was a social worker, and his father - who passed away when he was young - was the operations manager for a local restaurant chain. Mr. Caples attended St. Xavier HS in the 1990s, a school known as much for its academics and college prep focus as its emphasis on social justice. As part of the school’s focus on social justice, Bobby Caples participated in a service trip in between his junior and senior year, which opened up a new world to him. For one of the first times, he had experienced both the beauty and despair of people living in poverty In college at the University of Virginia, Bobby Caples continued his interest in social justice and activism by working and volunteers at various community centers during the year, and working at a summer camp for kids with chronic illness each summer. As his college career progressed, Mr. Caples moved from being interested in social justice as a side topic to becoming focused on it as a career. He became passionate about community-based supports for kids living in poverty, but came to experience that many services available weren’t as effective as he’d hoped. He still saw many kids remaining unsuccessful, despite the best efforts of both himself and those around him.

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