I was born in Kenya and came to the United States to become a teacher. I taught English at Omaha South High School for ten years, worked as a Talent Advisor for the Avenue Scholars Foundation at Ralston High School for two years, and now I teach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the College of Education. I have earned three national and several local awards for my work in education, human rights, and social justice, and I am the founder of The Secret Kindness Agents project, which is the subject of a published book and a TEDx Talk. The project is in hundreds of schools across the United States and in Canada and is the topic of my doctoral dissertation. I live in Ralston with my soul mate, Daniel, my son Ilahi, and my daughter Iman. We practice random acts of kindness and goofiness every single day.
I wish people would clean up their yards and take some pride in their homes. I wish all the kids can feel safe playing. I wish the neighbors could know each other better and feel like a community. I wish the drug dealers and scumbags would go away.
Katie, North Omaha
To see the area of North Omaha really grow together …
Phylis Andrews, Omaha
I would like to see more owners and long-term renters …