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  • Miracle Corners of the World “Young Leaders Program”

    By Staff on August 6, 2020
    August 2020: Miracle Corners of the World. For the fifth year, we were invited to present a workshop at the Young Leaders Program of Miracle Corners of the World. It was a virtual interactive workshop for young leaders from all around the world, in which we invited them to imagine and articulate their visions for “What Better Looks Like” and […]
  • PSEG “Relevant Conversations”

    By Staff on June 30, 2020
    June 2020: PSEG, NY, In response to the George Floyd murder, we facilitated a virtual panel discussion as part of PSEG’s Relevant Conversations series. Along with a panel of employees who shared their experiences of racism in the workplace and the world, we facilitated a deep discussion on the theme of Inclusivity and Protest: How Do We Bring About Healing […]
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer High School Workshop

    By Staff on May 11, 2020
    May 2020 : Saint Vincent Ferrer High School NY, NY We presented a workshop for graduating Seniors. We facilitated a session where the students were able to imagine and articulate their visions of The Beloved Community as they move from high school into the larger community.
  • Building Bridges in Brookhaven Workshop

    By Staff on January 18, 2020
    January 2020: Setauket Presbyterian Church, Setauket, NY We participated in the 4th annual Martin Luther King Unity Festival presented by Building Bridges in Brookhaven. We took part in a panel presentation and workshop on the theme of Building the Beloved Community Across Generations. It was co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Social Justice at Suffolk Community […]
  • Isaac Newton Middle School Workshop

    By Staff on January 8, 2020
    January 2020: Isaac Newton Middle School For Math and Science, East Harlem, NY Along with the classroom teacher, we created a workshop with the Grade 6 students. The two-part workshop invited students to imagine their visions for creating a better world and then envisioning their own part in bringing that vision to fruition
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer High School Workshop

    By Staff on November 19, 2019
    November 2019: Saint Vincent Ferrer High School, New York, NY, We presented an interactive workshop to Juniors and Seniors along with group presentations on the theme of creating Beloved Community across differences at the school.
  • Reformed Church of Bronxville “Coming Home” Program

    By Staff on October 26, 2019
    October 2019: Reformed Church of Bronxville, Bronxville, NY, “Coming Home” program. We were invited, for a fifth year, to participate in the Coming Home program at the Reformed Church of Bronxville. Coming Home is an 18-week program that supports women and men in transition back into communities following incarceration. There is a weekly community dinner followed by a facilitated program. […]
  • Miracle Corners of the World “Young Leaders Program”

    By Staff on July 26, 2019
    July-August 2019: Miracle Corners of the World, NYC, NY. “Young Leaders Program”, at Champlain College, Burlington, VT. We were invited to participate once again in the Young Leaders Program of Miracle Corners of the World. Young leaders from around the globe gather for a 10 day leadership training where they develop projects for their local communities. We are grateful for […]
  • City Lights Community

    By Staff on April 26, 2019
    April 2019: Citylights Community,NYC, NY. Commemorative Service to Honor the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide. Marie Ukeye was invited to tell her story and engage in a conversation with the congregation.
  • Guns Down America

    By Staff on December 26, 2018
    December 2018: Guns Down America,NYC, NY. We were invited to speak at a gala honoring Moms who have lost children to gun violence. Guns Down is an organization whose mission is to reduce the cycle of gun-related crime through education and economic empowerment. They teach alternatives to conflict and teach at-risk youth constructive skill sets. The program was founded by […]
  • Amid Midtown’s Bustle, a Street-Level Tea Party for All – New York Times

    By Staff on December 10, 2018
    Byline – Corey Kilgannon Published Oct. 15, 2017 Every Thursday around noon, a cheery woman lugging several large bags stakes out her spot on a busy walkway near the northwest corner of Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan. The woman, Liz Gannon-Graydon, 54, corrals a few tables and chairs amid the bustle and noise and sets up the kind of tea […]
  • What Better Looks Like Fundraiser 2012

    By Staff on December 9, 2018
    What Better Looks Like Fundraiser 2012 myLITV.com
  • Omega to Celebrate Achievements of Women in International Women’s Day Global Celebration

    By Staff on December 8, 2018
    DANBERRY NEWS Omega to Celebrate Achievements of Women in International Women’s Day Global Celebration PRWebMarch 8, 2012   Photo: PRWeb / CTP “Join Me On The Bridge” events planned at Brooklyn Bridge & Walkway over the Hudson. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Held annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women […]
  • International Women’s Day – Brooklyn Eagle

    By Staff on December 7, 2018
    Published March 9, 2012 Roughly 1,000 women and their male supporters gathered for a rally in Cadman Plaza Park followed by a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall to mark the 100th International Women’s Day. The theme was “Stronger Women Build Bridges of Peace,” and supporters met on bridges around the world in solidarity with women in countries […]
  • Reformed Church of Bronxville “Coming Home” Program

    By Staff on October 26, 2018
    October 2018: Reformed Church of Bronxville, Bronxville, NY, “Coming Home” program. What Better Looks Like led the opening workshop for this 26 week program for women who have been recently incarcerated.
  • City Lights Community

    By Staff on October 16, 2018
    October 2018: Citylights Community,NYC, NY. “Connection Circle”. What Better Looks Like was invited to present information on creating beloved community, and facilitate a connection circle with community members.
  • Moving Stories – Cinema Arts Centre – September 24, 2018

    By Staff on August 18, 2018

    Followed by discussion with Sundance Award-winning director Rob Fruchtman, one of the film’s producers, and local organizations Council for Unity and What Better Looks Like. What can we do here on LI to support people struggling to break through and transform negative and traumatic circumstances?

  • Miracle Corners of the World “Young Leaders Program”

    By Staff on July 20, 2018
    July 2018: Miracle Corners of the World, NYC, NY. “Young Leaders Program”, at Champlain College, Burlington, VT. For a third straight year What Better Looks Like was invited to prese
  • Hewlett High School Workshop

    By Staff on May 18, 2018
    May 2018: Hewlett High School, Hewlett, NY, “What BETTER Looks Like.” We facilitated a workshop with the student leaders of Hewlett High School. They created visual representations of their visions for creating a more Beloved Community.
  • PSEG “Relevant Conversations.”

    By Staff on May 15, 2018
    May 2018: PSEG, South Plainfield NJ. “Relevant Conversations.” What Better Looks Like participated in a panel discussion with Risco Mention-Lewis, Deputy Police Commissioner in the Suffolk County Police Department and Ryan Haygood, civil rights lawyer and President of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. We met with employees to discuss strategies for dealing with racism and sexism in the […]
  • Five Towns Community Day

    By Staff on May 13, 2018
    May 2018: Five Towns JCC, Cedarhurst, NY, “Community Day.” We facilitated a workshop with the high school student leaders to create visual representations of their visions for creating a more Beloved Community. The students then helped facilitate the same workshop with students from age 5-9.
  • Building Bridges of Brookhaven and Boys and Girls Club of Bellport

    By Staff on February 18, 2018
    February 2018: Building Bridges of Brookhaven and Boys and Girls Club of Bellport, Bellport, NY, “Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.” In this full day of learning and service, What Better Looks Like participated on a panel discussion about the ways in which Dr. King influenced our lives and our work. We also presented a […]
  • South Fork Geriatrics Network Staff Development Workshop

    By Staff on November 18, 2017
    November 2017: South Fork Geriatrics Network,Southampton, NY. “Staff Development Workshop.” The workshop provides tools to lift spirits of people who work tirelessly to provide the best care for seniors and find ways to work together in beloved community.
  • Reformed Church of Bronxville “Coming Home” Program

    By Staff on October 18, 2017
    October 2017: Reformed Church of Bronxville, Bronxville, NY, “Coming Home” program. What Better Looks Like participated in this 26 week program by leading the opening workshop. This program helps women who have been recently incarcerated make the adjustment back to the community with the support of weekly dinners/inspirational programs and individual mentors.
  • South Fork Geriatrics Network Staff Meeting

    By Staff on October 12, 2017
    October 2017: South Fork Geriatrics Network, Southampton, NY, “Staff Meeting.” Facilitated staff discussion on how we can work together in our daily lives to make better connections and provide the best care for seniors.
  • Miracle Corners of the World “Young Leaders Program”

    By Staff on July 18, 2017
    July 2017: Miracle Corners of the World, “Young Leaders Program”, at Champlain College, Burlington, VT. For a second straight year What Better Looks Like was invited to present a workshop at the weeklong program involving 40 young student leaders from over 20 countries around the globe.
  • Hastings Women’s Circle

    By Staff on May 18, 2017
    May 2017: Hastings Women’s Circle, Hastings, NY – Ongoing group support of one another and the work we create together and as individuals.
  • Reformed Church of Bronxville “Coming Home” Program

    By Staff on April 18, 2017
    April 2017: Reformed Church of Bronxville, Bronxville, NY “Coming Home” program. What Better Looks Like led the closing workshop for this 26 week program for women who have been recently incarcerated.
  • Church Center for the United Nations

    By Staff on February 28, 2017
    February 27-March 3: Church Center for the United Nations, NY, NY, Peacebuilding Class for students of the Soltun Folkschool in Norway. What Better Looks Like partnered with No Strings Productions – a nonprofit organization that produces puppet films to help children around the world deal with natural and man-made disasters – to create and present a weeklong workshop.
  • Five Towns Leadership Conference

    By Staff on February 18, 2017
    February 2017: Sachem High School, Lake Grove, NY. What Better Looks Like provided a program for the junior and senior classes for Black History Month, discussing the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and how we can use his vision of Beloved Community to heal our own communities.
  • Sachem High School

    By Staff on February 16, 2017
    February 2017: Sachem High School, Lake Grove, NY. What Better Looks Like provided a program for the junior and senior classes for Black History Month, discussing the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and how we can use his vision of Beloved Community to heal our own communities.
  • Building Bridges of Brookhaven and Boys and Girls Club of Bellport

    By Staff on January 18, 2017
    January 2017: Building Bridges of Brookhaven and Boys and Girls Club of Bellport, Bellport, NY, “Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.” In this full day of learning and service, What Better Looks Like participated on a panel discussion about the ways in which Dr. King influenced our lives and our work.
  • PSEG Relevant Conversations

    By Staff on November 18, 2016
    November 2016: PSEG, Long Island. “Relevant Conversations.” What Better Looks Like participated in a panel discussion with Vaughn McKoy, JD, MBA, Managing Director and Vice President Legal and Jorge Jimenez, Director of Customer Experience and Utility Marketing. Panel discussion about topics important to employees and discussion of strategies for dealing with differences in the workplace.
  • Thank You From Our Heart to Your Heart

    By Staff on May 22, 2016
    Once again we want to thank everyone who came out to support our Heart to Heart Gala.
  • Photos from The 2016 Awards Gala

    By Staff on May 22, 2016
    Just a few of the many wonderful moments at the 2016 Awards Gala
  • What BETTER Looks Like Gala 2016 Award Recipients

    By Staff on February 29, 2016
    Celebrate the individuals and organizations who are creating a better world, with love.
  • Beyond The Divide Screening

    By Staff on August 16, 2015

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    What Better Looks Like and the Cinema Arts Centre invite you to a very special screening of Beyond the Divide,followed by discussion with dynamic peacebuilder, Gary Shapiro.

  • 2014 What BETTER Looks Like Awards

    By Staff on March 5, 2015

    Heart to Heart Gala - October 23, 2014 - Crest Hollow Country Club

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    We appreciate...
    our community-minded sponsor!

  • Monica Patino to run for What BETTER Looks Like August 16, 2014

    By Staff on July 27, 2014

    “I will be running for the Village of Hope in Nyarugunga, Rwanda. I would like to raise money so we can send these young survivors to university. My goal is to raise $15K!!"

  • A Conversation with Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams

    By Staff on March 20, 2014

    A memorable evening with the powerful and inspiring Jody Williams took place on

    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Sweet Dreams Special Screening Wednesday, June 11th at 7:30 P.M.

    By Staff on February 27, 2014

    What Better Looks Like and the Cinema Arts Centre invite you to a very special screening of a story of resilience and the importance of joy!

  • Connection Circle #2 Hastings-on-Hudson Sunday, July 19, 2014

    By Staff on January 15, 2014

    Our circle of women has met regularly to share our lives, our work and our hopes for making a positive impact on the world.

  • NEW YORK TIMES CENTER – BLUE GPS LAUNCH AND Charity buzz auction

    By Staff on October 13, 2013
    NEW YORK TIMES CENTER BLUE GPS LAUNCH AND Charity buzz auction   Isaac Daniel, whose company specializes with innovation in technology, hosted a fashion show at the NY Times Center to introduce their new Blue GPS products. Proceeds from a post event auction on Charity Buzz were donated to What Better Looks Like. The New York Times | Evening Under […]
  • Newsday 10-22-2010

    By Staff on October 13, 2013
    10-22-2010
  • Connection Circle Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library Sunday, November 10, 2013

    By Staff on October 13, 2013

    Our circle of women has met regularly to share our lives, our work and our hopes for making a positive impact on the world.

  • Middle School Counselors Breakfast Workshop at Farmingdale College Friday, November 1, 2013 

    By Staff on October 13, 2013

    This workshop will introduce the concepts of What BETTER Looks Like to discuss how bullying breaks down our sense of community and how we can prevent and address these issues in a positive way.

  • CREATING A MORE COMPASSIONATE SCHOOL CULTURE, Council for Prejudice Reduction 20th Annual Conference – June 3, 2013

    By Staff on October 13, 2013

    Liz Gannon-Graydon and Rob Graydon of What BETTER Looks Like spoke to participants about understanding what bullying is.

  • FIRST ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER FOR WHAT BETTER LOOKS LIKE- SERATA, LONG BEACH, NY. MARCH 24, 2013

    By Staff on October 13, 2013

    Music, dancing, raffles, dinner and fun at Serata’s in Long Beach, for the benefit of WBLL and local businesses hard hit by Superstorm Sandy.

  • SUNSET SOIREE BENEFIT ON NORTHPORT HARBOR- September 9, 2012

    By Staff on October 13, 2013

    Music, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, connection and fun hosted by Patti Gomes at her home. Video Journalist Stephanie Stern was recognized by Verizon and the film was broadcast on MYLITV.com

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