Changing the Continuing Irrelevance of American Politics

Two-Party Ain't No Party

Much of American politics continues to dive into an era where elected office is seemingly a game on being a professional divisionist; if we the people let them take us there.

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Henry Cross grew up in sunny Miami, Florida. Upon graduating high school, he moved to the politicized Washington, D.C. and double majored in History and Politics at the Catholic University. He served as a social studies teacher in Prince George’s County Public School in 2008-2009. In the fall of 2009, he moved to New York City to continue and grow his work in education and service.

He joined Hosh Yoga in 2011 as a teacher and Program Director. And since 2013, he founded and expanded programming for the organization with Hosh Kids and Hosh Seniors. Henry's entrepreneurial spirit helped developed the organizational, program, and financial capacity of the nonprofit to deliver self-sustaining and self-supporting health and wellness services to over 3,000 children, adults, and seniors every month in a cost-effective and fairly-priced way. And from 2014 to 2016, he participated in a philanthropic role by expanding the programming, policy, and public advocacy efforts of the Sonima Foundation as Community Relations Director.

His work has been featured by the Huffington PostElephant JournalBlog Talk RadioThe NYC Social Innovation FestivalSocial Venture Institute, and multiple Brooklyn and Queens newspapers. He is an appointed New York City official of Community Board 5 in Queens, serves on a Department of Youth and Community Development Neighborhood Advisory Board, and on the board of directors of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association. And in 2015, Henry was selected as an etsy.org business fellow and awarded Top 40 Under 40 Nonprofit Rising Star. He finds joy in his community work service everyday and loves ballroom dancing!

7 Fun and Easy Ways to Increase Your Physical and Mental Activity

Increasing our level of activity may seem like a daunting task for some of us -- It doesn't have to be. In fact, increasing your level of activity is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your physical and mental health. Here are 7 fun and easy ways to help kick that intimidation factor and keep your body and brain moving!

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Darwin Ruiz's path as a fitness trainer has led him down the road of continued learning about the human body, how we move, and that which drives us to move in the first place. His philosophy is centered around a mindful approach to self in everything that he does. Darwin considers himself a student of many teachers. He loves to learn new things and see others who are great at what they do, so that he can learn from them.  His teachers come from many areas including health, personal growth, exercise and strength coaching, emotional wellness, nutrition, music, and business. He is grateful that he has such talented people to learn from.

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Ballot box with ballot going into slot, in front of American flag.
10/11/2017
Two-Party Ain't No Party Much of American politics continues to dive into an era where elected office is seemingly a game on being a professional divisionist; if we the people let them take us... read more
07/25/2013
Increasing our level of activity may seem like a daunting task for some of us -- It doesn't have to be. In fact, increasing your level of activity is one of the easiest and most... read more
Ballot box with ballot going into slot, in front of American flag.
10/11/2017
Two-Party Ain't No Party Much of American politics continues to dive into an era where elected office is seemingly a game on being a professional divisionist; if we the people let them take us... read more
07/25/2013
Increasing our level of activity may seem like a daunting task for some of us -- It doesn't have to be. In fact, increasing your level of activity is one of the easiest and most... read more