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501(c)3 Status!

August 1, 2015
New 501(c)3 non-profit status, some wonderful foundation support, a large donation, and a new fellowship for health writing.
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Books by Our Alums


Hope in the Dark

Rebecca Solnit
When the first edition of Hope in the Dark was published in mid-2004 it gained an instant cult audience. Many readers were so inspired by ...
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Wonderful launch of TRACE with 2000 Mesa alum Lauret Savoy. What a treat for all who attended! ...

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