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Thank you from Lucy in Columbus, OH

Thank you from Columbus, where "Rising Youth," an outreach program of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Catholic Health Initiatives, is building peace among at-risk teens.


“In my neighborhood, I feel and see violence on a daily basis, but at times and only for a few seconds I feel peace.”

Lucy said this three years ago, when the Dominican Sisters of Peace were planning programs for Rising Youth. She is looking out to the area where her father was shot in an immigrant neighborhood in Columbus, OH. Lucy stayed with Rising Youth, attending homework sessions and educational programs on drug abuse prevention,teen pregnancy, bullying and more. She volunteered for Rising Youth programs and camps, and eventually became a group leader. In 2017, Lucy graduated from St. Francis DeSales High school with a 4.0 GPA, as a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. Lucy is now a student at The Ohio State University. Her academic excellence and the leadership skills she gained while a member of Rising Youth helped her to earn the Dean’s Promise Scholarship and President’s Affordability Grant to help her family pay for her education. Your gift to the Dominican Sisters of Peace supports Lucy and the other teens in Rising Youth lead with peace in their communities.  

Each time you give to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, you help to change a life. Thank you for your generosity. We are grateful always for your support, and we remember you | and your intentions in our prayers daily.

To learn more about Rising Youth and ministries of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, click here.


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