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Fresno Unified’s Holland Locker: strong advocate, great leader, people person

As leaders, we endeavor to motivate, model leadership, cultivate strengths and implement skills of those who have made a difference in our own leadership. In education, it’s about family, classrooms and mentorship, not only in our schools, but also in our community. Holland Locker served 39 years as an educator and 37 years in the Fresno Unified School District. Holland not only made an impact in our educational community, but also in the Fresno community, as evidenced by his community involvement and many friendships.

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Doctors Without Borders fulfills MLK’s dream with informed action

On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his influential “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C., just outside of the Lincoln Memorial. Contained within his acclaimed address was the line, “I say to you, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” MLK spoke with a passion, a passion sparked by his desire to see his fellow brothers and sisters live free of racial boundaries. And this same passion that MLK once had persists to this day. The Medecins Sans Frontieres foundation, or Doctors Without Borders, is an example of this passion in action. Doctors Without Borders is an example of Martin Luther King’s dream of helping others in times of need and providing assistance to those who are too poor or too disadvantaged to obtain it for themselves.

These students chose to spread joy because "that’s what everyone needs"

Students at Fresno's Sunnyside High School celebrate their school campus, their diversity, their humanity and their unity with what could be the largest photo art installation in the country.