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Sofia DeMartino is honored to spend her days at local nonprofit Horizons advocating for those in need. Her passion for this work is driven by her own experience as a teen mother in poverty and the transformational impact of the social service network in our community.
Latest Articles by Sofia DeMartino
Opinion Sep. 5, 2021 6:30 am
A few weeks after 9/11, my family celebrated my son’s first birthday. The next day, then-President George W. Bush announced the United States military engagement in Afghanistan.
Jul. 10, 2021 6:00 am
Nonprofits have had to adjust the way services are provided and do more with even less.
Opinion Jun. 28, 2021 11:20 am
Lack of available housing, exacerbated by last year’s derecho, is a massive barrier to those who have already had their escape plans on hold for months due to the pandemic.
Opinion Jun. 9, 2021 6:00 am
To write this achievement gap off as another outcome of poverty without acknowledging the role of systemic barriers to economic advancement is to do a disservice to the work of equity.