Melanie Lacy, Founder of Harambee Market LR, Shares Her Story

  Melanie Lacy was born in Little Rock and raised in Houston, TX. Her experiences growing up in strong communities, having a passion for great food and hospitality, and her commitment to empowering others led her to found Harambee Market Little Rock. Listen to her story and prepare to be inspired!

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W. Mondale Robinson Shares His Story of Service

W. Mondale Robinson's childhood furnished him with a valuable, socio-political vantage point to what plagues those belonging to the African Diaspora in the United States. At an early age, he began seeking answers to accepted social constructs and took the path less traveled; the path of solutions. After graduating from high school…

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What is Community? Rev. Kelvin Price Shares His Thoughts

In 2013, The Giving Net hosted a community event where both youth and adults shared their thoughts on, "What is Community?" The participants gave many different perspectives and shared many ideas. As a result of this event, we are featuring guests who both share their stories of service and their thoughts on…

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Phil Morgan Shares His Story of 40 Years with the YMCA

  Phil Morgan was a member of the YMCA during his childhood and at the age of 17, he accepted a position with the "Y". After 40 years of service, Phil retired, but he is still committed to servant leadership through the "Y". Check out his awesome story of service.

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Freedom Fighter and Freedom Rider Antoinette Merriman Shares Her Story

The once buried story of Freedom Fighter and Freedom Rider, Antoinette Smith Merriman, is uncovered. Over fifty years ago, activist Antoinette participated in protest in Baton Rouge, LA where she was a student at Southern University. She also risked her life as a Freedom Rider traveling throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. After years…

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