Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

REACHING OUT WITH A VISION.(Sage)

Byline: COVER STORY BY BARBARA CHAVEZ

Five young women prove that volunteerism is alive and well, leadership is not determined by age and caring for others does not stop at our country's borders. Meet the 2003 Making a Difference winners.

To make a difference in someone else's life, first you must have vision. One summer helping build a preschool in the Dominican Republic gave Rebecca Schwartz a new perspective on the impact her time, tears and sweat can have on others. To have a vision, someone must help you see it. For Lauren Kovarik, reaching out to another hearing-impaired student was a natural -- someone once had done that for her. Margaret Noble, a Jicarilla Apache and African-American, has faced racism all of her life. …

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