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.
Phylis Andrews, Omaha
I would like to see more owners and long-term renters in my part of Minne Lusa (24th St). In the 22 years I have been here, I have had new neighbors on each side and across the street approximately every two to three years. I like to know my neighbors.
Katie, North Omaha
To see the area of North Omaha really grow together …
Phylis Andrews, Minne Lusa
I hope our Minne Lusa community will continue the work …