John Broderick interviewed Stephen P. Hanley, Executive Director of W.A.I.T.T. House, Inc. and a current student of W.A.I.T.T. House, Jake Coakley. Stephen informed the listening audience about the history and mission of W.A.I.T.T. House. W.A.I.T.T. is acronym for “We’re All In This Together.” The Sisters of Charity along with community residents founded WAITT House during the Autumn of 1979 as a non-profit, non-sectarian community based organization to respond to the changing needs of Roxbury and its vicinity.
In this interview you will hear Stephen and Jake discuss WAITT House’s role in the community and how WAITT House changes lives; fundamentally allowing adults a second chance at life through adult basic education and literacy services. They discuss how the staff and the professional volunteers are so committed and dedicated to helping adults receive an education that frees a person’s mind. Stephen and Jake share how WAITT House’s approach utilizes the skills and experiences that adult learners bring to the educational process. The listener will also hear how this worthwhile organization provides a liberating education that transform people’s lives at home and in their communities.