Every Monday, Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania will be featuring a new site staff member! Today’s spotlight will be on Lancaster Community School Director, Dionna Wright.

1. What would be the title of the autobiography of your life?

“Love Does”

2. What is one thing you can’t live without?


3. If you had unlimited time, what skill or hobby would you want to start?

To learn to play the piano.

4. Name three things that define you as an individual.

Empathy, idealism, and grit.

5. Who (or what) is your biggest inspiration?

Overcoming systemic oppression and working to mitigate the fallout of these policies for future generations.

6. What was one past experience that made you a stronger individual?

Attending predominantly white schools and being bullied over the years.

7. What advice would you give your younger self?

Keep your head up. You ARE worth it. Things will get better.

8. How do you define success?

The lives that you impact and the trajectories you help to change for the better.

9. What drives you to do this type of work?

My personal experiences and the Myers Briggs typology. I’m INFP!

10. What is the best part about working for Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania?

Knowing that I am having meaningful interactions with students and families. Becoming more comfortable with the work, and in doing so, leaving an incredibly meaningful impression on the students and families in the surrounding school community.