Realizing Our Full Potential

The principles of liberty, opportunity, peace, and justice are rooted into the fabric of our identity as a country.

In many ways, we are indeed a bright light when it comes to these virtues. But we also fall short – sometimes stuck in the muck of greed, indifference, and close-mindedness.

Dreaming the Future

Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” There is great power in the simplicity of this truth. It calls us, whoever we are, to be a part of the creative process. To be active participants. To get informed, to build hope, to paint beauty, to serve. To dream.


Download complete essays from a few of the luminaries that envision the nation reaching its full potential:


A Dream of Our Country, a poem by Neosha Hampton, Ninth Grade Student, Milwaukee WI