My name is Jacob Rivas, I’m a graduate of Oberlin College and a proud grant recipient of the Rosenberg Fund For Children. I’d like to share my story to thank the RFC for everything they’ve done for me and recognize what they continue to do for others.
[guest post by Julie Johnson, RFC Granting Coordinator]
It’s been two weeks since my first RFC Family Gathering. Over a long weekend in early August, 12 families including 22 children and 16 parents, and four peer leaders (all former or current beneficiaries) came together to build community in western Massachusetts. Parents and children from all over the country spent three days together in dialogue, finding support, having some laughs, and forming bonds.
My book group almost exclusively reads fiction; usually political fiction, often written by women. In general, I prefer reading novels rather than non-fiction, so I was surprised by how moved I was by the first non-fiction book my group read this year: Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon (http://andrewsolomon.com/books/far-from-the-tree/).