Lynne Golodner is a Fulbright Specialist, renowned author, journalist, entrepreneur and writing professional. With thousands of articles and eight books to her credit, including The Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads (2013), Lynne has focused on sharing stories of inspiration and meaning, featuring real people in their everyday endeavors toward connection and community. Her boutique public relations firm, Your People LLC, founded in 2007, has won awards for her work, helping people share personal and professional stories and build meaningful, authentic relationships as a way to generate widespread mutual benefit. In 2016, Lynne created One Earth Writing, a 501c3 public charity that brings teens together across racial, religious and socioeconomic divides to find common ground through writing. She holds an MFA in Writing and has taught writing for more than 20 years.

One Earth Writing’s team of writing instructors are not only individually acclaimed writers in their own right, but have worked together to engage with groups of teens to develop writing skills, build leadership skills and foster greater understanding among members of their communities. By working with the Senior Ambassadors in this project, the instructors are committed to engaging with the teens to use storytelling as a tool for peace-building, empowering teens by helping them develop a sense of self through writing, and sharing their expertise with teenagers learning a new skill-set.

Combined with our archivist/scholar’s experience with preservation of historical information and curating digital and physical exhibits, this team is uniquely positioned to provide the Senior Ambassadors with an enriching engagement with the humanities. With their wide variety of experience in research, analysis, writing, and communications, this team will provide the teens with a strong foundation from which they can grow their ability to engage with historical materials and creatively express their own unique take on the history of their hometown.

Our writing instructors also include Christina Stansell-Weaver, and M.L. Liebler. Together they have a depth and breath of experience writing, teaching, and creating.