WBEZ | Light and Leadership Initiative http://www.wbez.org/tags/light-and-leadership-initiative Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Woman leaves Tinley Park roots behind to educate mothers and children in Peru http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-18/global-activism-woman-leaves-tinley-park-roots-behind-educate-mothers-an <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-18/french class.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It’s Thursday, and time for our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a> series. Each Thursday we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Today we hear from a woman who left her Tinley Park roots behind in her early 20s and moved to the Huaycan community of Peru to help impoverished families.</p><p>Lara DeVries is the founder and executive director of the <a href="http://www.lightandleadership.org/" target="_blank">Light and Leadership Initiative</a>. Her group assists mothers and children in their struggle out of extreme poverty by improving access to quality education. She tells us more about her work.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Chicago Public Media&nbsp;(WBEZ)&nbsp;has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.</em></p></p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-18/global-activism-woman-leaves-tinley-park-roots-behind-educate-mothers-an