Bonus Babies
Bonus Babies
Mar 4, 2022
Dennis Rosenbaum : I Am Talking About Resilience
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Jayne Amelia speaks with Dennis Rosenbaum  who was a school psychologist for 38 years and then became a CASA.

"I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I grew up in a middle-class Jewish household where the importance of education was emphasized. Yet, as a young person who came of age in the 50’s and 60’s, the racial disparity in opportunity available to some people and not others became uncomfortably apparent to me. The inclination for me to do something constructive to change that reality was fostered by the inspirational civil rights and political leaders of the time. My pursuit of higher education has taken me to Nashville, Tennessee; Oxford, Ohio; and to my home of the last 46 years—Los Angeles, California. I feel privileged as a CASA to be able to extend whatever knowledge and skills I possess on behalf of young people who have been neglected, abandoned and marginalized. The wonderful opportunities afforded me as an educator, primarily as a school psychologist, in a large urban school district has prepared me for the challenges in my current work. When I’m not engaged in volunteer work, I can be found enjoying the company of good friends and family or just shooting baskets at the local gym or neighborhood park."

JFK's Day of Affirmation speech in Cape Town: "It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice. He sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest wall of oppression and resistance."

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