November 1, 2016
Karen O’Leary Englebart, a Junior League volunteer, visits to the Rosalie Rendu Center after almost 20 years have passed. She reflects below on how much the Center has grown and dimensionalized with so many lives inspired and transformed.
Almost twenty years ago, Carrie DuBois and I attended a baby shower for a resident of the Carriage Manor apartments.
It was a rainy day. The courtyard was flooded and the apartments were cold. But there was a sense of joy in the air as the women from diverse communities celebrated the mother to be and the new life to come.
Women in the Junior League had recently joined Sister T as volunteers in support of her mission to break the cycle of poverty in her beloved community of brave, hard-working, Spanish-speaking immigrants.