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TO DREAM is our way forward!


This Guide is a collaboration between LSA Providence students & faculty

to raise awareness about poverty & the challenges we are facing together. 

It is our hope to spark inspiration to make powerful positive change

locally, nationally, and even internationally ! 


Please visit often, learn, and answer the Polls on each page

so we can gauge what our community is thinking!

Thank you. General Council Reflection 7: 2021-22: E-DOCUMENT: Reflection



 " . . . I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. . . "


Economic: Refers to the lack of basic financial resources needed for a family to function at the average level of other families in the community.  For the United States specific guidelines are provided by the Department of Health and Human resources as to what constitutes economic poverty and low income.


Educational: Refers to significant differences in cognitive style or development, past school history, or social/emotional developments that significantly impede a person being able to function in the regular learning environments without supports or accommodations.


Affective: Refers to a significant lack of the personal, psychological, social and emotional resources and competencies to be able to meet normal development expectations.  Poverty in this area can lead to lifelong emotional and social maladjustment impeding the person from being a contributing member of the community.


Poverty of Values: Refers to a lack in appreciation of local social norms, spirituality, or of the responsibility to the larger world community that all persons have.


At some point(s) in everyone's life, poverty appears requiring:

respect, support, and healing

2022 Prayer/Song

"One Day": Adapted from the original by Matisyahu

Morning Prayer: Friday, April 8, 2022


Ukrainian Orthodox Church Prayer

Shared w/the LSA community by Nikolai Wojciechowski, 03/16/2022

 Please join with other Lasallians to support the refugee families through Catholic Relief Services!

Amanda Gorman on the War

JUNE 2022: Chef Jose Andres and World Central Kitchen's Approach to Delivering Food Aid

Chef Jose Andres, Founder of World Central Kitchen, on Ukraine Relief Efforts

June 12, 2022

World Central Kitchen:


Elle Arcand '22: Inclusion and Lasallian Ministries editor

Aemilia Blais '21: Co-founder of the Guide and Social Justice & Prayer contributor

Megan Chan '22: Chief Videographer, Service Opportunities editor and Arts contributor

Gianni Diarbi '22: Our World 2021 Chief Editor & Covid-19 Challenge editor

Joanna Fashjian '22: Poverty in RI & Equal Justice co-editor, Arts contributor, Social Media Coordinator

Cassidy Ferry '22: Video Team & Art for Change contributor and editor

James Grace '23: Home for All editor

Tayla Leahy '22: Wellness co-editor

Jason Lebrun '24: Equal Justice co-editor

Meera Menon '24: Wellness and Environment co-editor

Vanessa Olugbode '24: Environment co-editor, Wellness co-editor

Marissa Reilly '24 Environment co-editor

Blake Rogers '21: Co-Founder of the Guide and National &  Global Statistics editor

Grace Truslow '21:  Co-Founder of Guide and Environmental Action editor

Anna Vredenburg '23: Prayers and Reflections, La Salle Academy Outreach editor

Anna Wong '24: Wellness and Environment co-editor

Mrs. Cerros, Arts Dept. Faculty: Co-Moderator

Mrs. Trissler, Head Librarian: Co-Moderator

JOIN OUR TEAM!  Contact: Mrs. Trissler or Mrs. Cerros

WLSA NEWS: "Eye on the World" Segments

Chief Editor, Gianni Diarbi interviews the team: