ASU, and More: Educating Our Underrepresented, Undocumented, Underserved

Our endowments at Life Pacific College, where Jenny has served on the Board of Trustees, serve the Latino students via the Cesar Chavez Scholarship, African-American students via the John Perkins Social Justice Grant, and feminist students via the Aimee Semple McPherson Scholarship, which is being developed into the Aimee Semple McPherson Center for Social Justice.

Our endowments at Arizona State University serve the under-represented communities of women, seeking credentials in theology and in justice, alongside LGBT students, seeking knowledge of gender issues, as well as multiple environmental scholars, who are learning and teaching how to save the ecology of our beautiful Mother Earth, as we work towards building two Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness in Tempe and in Guatemala.

Along with partnering with and endowing Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU’s School of Social Transformation, (http://view.e.asu.edu/?qs=70bbf232bb20f89b6f9f5d3040bb209dfadcd8c3453a5b2f364e5eb13eabd5287409aeb4fe4505a6ca4ccf8411655e2b8a79c9e7deddfaab06d381a6e6d457cddad09029db25ae28),
Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, our Foundation serves ASU’s School of Religious Studies and The Arava Institute, within the Negev of Israel for advancing awareness, research and knowledge of our cause.

Initiated in partnership with JNF’s President Russell Robinson, and working with ASU’s Professor Joel Gereboff, and Arava Institute’s Director David Lehrer, Jenny and Bob scholarship Arizona State University students from our Religious Studies Department to offer them to study at the premier environmental research facility of our planet, the Arava Institute of Ben Gurion University, located within the Negev of Israel.

Also, through ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research (where Jenny initiated a Women and Gender Studies Research Cluster and other research), Jenny and Bob are also funding educational work through IHR, (the Institute for Humanities Research), building on their work being done at the Global Institute of Sustainability, (GIOS), to enable face-to-face dialogue, about the environment as it pertains to women and the impoverished, among members of groups which include scientists, social scientists, and humanists.

Pictured above, Classmates Jenny and Bob, years ago, at Arizona State University’s Palm Walk.

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Within the teachings of Marcie Lee are deep truths of union, freedom, art, myth, the Divine. As a grateful daughter of an interfaith couple, Jenny’s theological education was sweetly diverse, yet understandably due to assimilation, sadly diluted. Marcie has brought and taught the stone specifics of Judaism/of our History: of the Feminine within and the Feminism, of the under-served, the disenfranchised and the tortured; of the elevated, the uplifted and the enlightened:

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When Jenny’s high

Formerly each year (for twenty years) fifteen graduating seniors from the Tempe Union HIgh School District received funds toward their continuing education, based on financial need, diversity, or desire for theological/philosophical or vocational studies.  And now, Jenny and Bob partner with TUHS and the TCC to fund the education of the Don Carlos Young Humanitarian, as well as the extraordinary College Connect Tempe program.

Tempe College Connect

The Phoenix Union High School Foundation searches for graduating seniors who also attended Murphy and Murphy 2, and award three selected students each Spring, funded by The Bob Ramsey-Art Hamilton fund, who will enter fields that serve the underrepresented.  Bob and The Honorable Art Hamilton, former Arizona State Legislator and State House Minority Leader, grew up together, and continue together to serve their young friends in their neighborhood of origin:

Among the most glorious and educational listening moments ever for Jenny was when Bob read aloud the wonderful, late Paul Robeson’s underlined passages within Mr. Robeson’s own personal copy of the great Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Lyrics of Lowly Life”.
The underlined passages were about the sad time that our hero Frederick Douglass went Home to Our Lord. One passage revealed that “A hush is over all the teeming lists”.
Bob was holding in his hands Paul Robeson’s personal copy of the “Lyrics of Lowly Life” because of the beautiful work of Ms. Heather at Honey & Wax. The Ramsey Social Justice Foundation welcomes you to learn more here:

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” -Emma Lazarus, 1883