For our Global Activism series, we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place. After Molly MacCready Heineman started helping Ugandan street kids, she created the Child Restoration Outreach Support Organization (CROSO).
After returning from a trip to Uganda in 2006, Molly MacCready had a single purpose. The Skokie native said she was determined to make a real difference in the lives of the poor street children she met in the African country.
More than 60 people attended a Sunday "Zumbathon" to benefit Child Restoration Outreach Support Organization (CROSO) in the main gym of Niles North High School in Skokie. An estimated $1,000 was raised to assist CROSO, a nonprofit founded in 2007 by Molly MacCready, who was raised in Skokie and is a 2004 Niles West High School graduate.
We first spoke with Molly MacCready Heineman in 2008 about how she started helping street kids in Uganda. Her work led her to create the Child Restoration Outreach Support Organization (CROSO). She joined us again to update us on how she started out helping one child to now supporting 15 scholars through school.
Lisa Monnot and Tom Bertsche of CROSO talk to Live from the Heartland about a Chicago-based org dedicated to helping the disadvantaged in Africa. Founded in 2007, CROSO is a non-profit dedicated to ensuring an educational future for Ugandan young adults who have come from a life on the streets, successfully completed primary and secondary school, and have been accepted into a university or technical school program.
Mike Klonsky shares thoughts and observations on Chicago schools. Marianne Flynn and Molly Heineman, talk with us about the Global Volunteers Conference this weekend and the roll of volunteers in bringing about social change. Michael Lynn tells us of this Sunday's Guns and Bread: the War Economy Comes Home Conference.