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Sister Simone Campbell on her book cover, "A Nun on the Bus"

Sister Simone Campbell

Sister Simone Campbell, the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Communityis an American Roman Catholic sister, lawyer, poet and outspoken activist for social justice. She travels cross-country with her Nuns On the Bus Tours rallying support for social programs benefitting the poor and middle-class and advocating for change from affordable healthcare to immigration reform.

 

Estella Pyfrom standing in front of her Brilliant Bus mobile computer training center

Estella Pyfrom

Estella Pyfrom, a Top 10 CNN hero and retired school teacher and guidance counselor, created and funded her Brilliant Bus, a mobile computer lab that takes computer training to underserved communities. It’s not just a bus, it’s a movement. And we’re going to keep making a difference. —Estella Pyfrom

 

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TWE Encore Podcast: October 4,5 2014

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Sister Simone Campbell, the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Communityis an American Roman Catholic sister, lawyer, poet and outspoken activist for social justice. She travels cross-country with her Nuns On the Bus Tours rallying support for social programs benefitting the poor and middle-class and advocating for change from affordable healthcare to immigration reform.

Sister Simone Campbell on her book cover, "A Nun on the Bus"

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Estella Pyfrom, a Top 10 CNN hero and retired school teacher and guidance counselor, created and funded her Brilliant Bus, a mobile computer lab that takes computer training to underserved communities. It’s not just a bus, it’s a movement. And we’re going to keep making a difference. —Estella Pyfrom

Estella Pyfrom standing in front of her Brilliant Bus mobile computer training center

Estella Pyfrom

 

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TOP 10: ‘Moms Helping Moms’ Provide for Their Babies

'Moms Helping Moms' Foundation formed by Bridget Cutler/Photo: Moms wedbsite

‘Moms Helping Moms’ Provide for Their Babies: Meghan Dunn–cnn.com–9/29/14–Photo: Moms website

TWE Encore Podcasts: August 2,3 2014

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Sister Simone Campbell, the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Communityis an American Roman Catholic sister, lawyer, poet and outspoken activist for social justice. She travels cross-country with her Nuns On the Bus Tours rallying support for social programs benefitting the poor and middle-class and advocating for change from affordable healthcare to immigration reform.

Sister Simone Campbell on her book cover, "A Nun on the Bus"

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Estella Pyfrom, a Top 10 CNN hero and retired school teacher and guidance counselor, created and funded her Brilliant Bus, a mobile computer lab that takes computer training to underserved communities. It’s not just a bus, it’s a movement. And we’re going to keep making a difference. —Estella Pyfrom

Estella Pyfrom standing in front of her Brilliant Bus mobile computer training center

Estella Pyfrom

 

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TWE Podcasts: June 28,29 2014

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Sister Simone Campbell, the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Communityis an American Roman Catholic sister, lawyer, poet and outspoken activist for social justice. She travels cross-country with her Nuns On the Bus Tours rallying support for social programs benefitting the poor and middle-class and advocating for change from affordable healthcare to immigration reform.

Sister Simone Campbell on her book cover, "A Nun on the Bus"

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Estella Pyfrom, a Top 10 CNN hero and retired school teacher and guidance counselor, created and funded her Brilliant Bus, a mobile computer lab that takes computer training to underserved communities. It’s not just a bus, it’s a movement. And we’re going to keep making a difference. —Estella Pyfrom

Estella Pyfrom standing in front of her Brilliant Bus mobile computer training center

Estella Pyfrom

 

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Estella Pyfrom Takes Computer Training to the Underserved in Her Brilliant Bus

June 28, 2014

Estella Pyfrom standing in front of her Brilliant Bus mobile computer training center

Estella Pyfrom

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Estella Pyfrom, a Top 10 CNN hero and retired school teacher and guidance counselor, created and funded her Brilliant Bus, a mobile computer lab that takes computer training to underserved communities. It’s not just a bus, it’s a movement. And we’re going to keep making a difference. —Estella Pyfrom

 

INTERVIEW: Estella Pyfrom’s Brilliant Bus Closes the Digital Divide

Estella Pyfrom, founder of The Brilliant Bus

Estella Pyfrom, creator of the Brilliant Bus/Photo: Aaron Zigler

UPDATE 10/29/15: How This Startup Secured Coverage by CNN, NBC and The Super Bowl

UPDATE 2/4/15: Microsoft’s Super Bowl Commercial, 2015: Estella’s Brilliant Bus

By Patricia Caso/May 6, 2014
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TWITTER: @EstellaPyfrom

Estella Pyfrom, a 2013 CNN Hero, is simply “Gadget Lady” to the kids she serves on Estella’s Brilliant Bus. This second oldest daughter of seven children grew up in the segregated South. She was part of a migrant worker family that traveled from Florida to New York and back during the summer months.

“I had to think of a way to get technology out to the underserved neighborhoods. I knew I was going to need a vehicle of some kind…so my option was a bus.”   Estella Pyfrom 

Four years ago Estella retired after 50 years as a teacher and guidance counselor in Palm Beach County, Florida. When we spoke recently, I found there was no “tired” in retired for her. She could not turn her back on the kids whom she knew were falling behind because they had no access to a computer. Her brilliant solution?

Buy a bus, outfit it with computers and roll it  into underserved neighborhoods to beat the digital divide between the haves and the have-nots. Thus, the Brilliant Bus…

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TOP 10: An Intimate Conversation with CNN Hero Somaly Mam

Activist Somaly Mam--From Somaly Mam Foundation

An Intimate Conversation with CNN Hero Somaly Mam: angella nazarian–positivelypositive.com–1/25/13–Photo: Somaly Mam Foundation