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Clockwise: Corina Sosa, William Brickhouse, Alex Keys
XPLOR, CORONAVIRUS

Former St. Louis NBA XPLOR Residents Reflect on the Novel Coronavirus

July 15, 2020

As part of the XPLOR response to the novel Coronavirus, we asked the residents to express themselves through a short written reflection as a way to navigate their feelings as they adapted to life under social distancing before their Residency ended in May. Residents from the St. Louis XPLOR House chose to stay in the house until the end of their residency. They’ve shared how it felt when they first heard about the novel Coronavirus and what the remainder of their time in the XPLOR program was like.

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Art work done in quarantine by Marissa Bucklew, XPLORmore Resident
RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS, XPLOR

Artistic Expression as a Form of Resilience

July 02, 2020

As part of the XPLOR response to the novel Coronavirus, we asked the residents if they would be willing to express themselves creatively as a way to navigate their feelings as in adapting to life under social distancing before their Residency ended in May.

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Jennifer Williams, 2019-20 XPLOR Resident at Hiram Farm
STORIES, XPLOR, CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

How Hiram Christian Church Faithfully Used the COVID-19 NBA Response Grant

June 30, 2020

When news of the COVID-19 pandemic began to emerge, a small group of concerned members of Hiram Christian Church (HCC) gathered to prayerfully discern how the church could offer care to the community through this time. This is what came of those meetings.

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NBA XPLOR team (clockwise): Rev. Virzola Law, Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong, Rev. Rebecca Hale and Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren
NEWS, XPLOR, CORONAVIRUS

NBA XPLOR Announces Hiatus for 2020-21 Program Year

NBA   |   June 26, 2020

After considerable discernment, the National Benevolent Association (NBA) has made the difficult decision to place our young adult residential program, NBA XPLOR, on hiatus for the 2020-21 program year.

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Adrian Griffin, 2019-20 XPLOR Resident
XPLOR

What I’ve Learned as an NBA XPLOR Resident and Why You Should Apply to Join

Adrian Griffin   |   June 09, 2020

Why should young adults apply to be part of the NBA's XPLOR cohort? 2019-20 Bloomington, Indiana Resident, Adrian Griffin explains what he's learned during his Residency.

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Kara Whitehouse

Executive Support Manager and Grants Coordinator
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ADVOCACY, YOUNG ADULTS

As an emerging social entrepreneurship nonprofit model of ministry, the Oakland Peace Center exists as a physical space and a network of more than 40 Bay Area based nonprofits.