When looking into the eyes of Beathe, a Rwandan woman who suffered unthinkable tragedy during the 1994 genocide that killed nearly a million people, including many of her loved ones before her eyes, I could see a depth of pain I will never forget.
You are a betrayed generation. Frivolous divorce rocked your world as too many parents gave up on themselves and you.
Police use of lethal force as a civil rights violation is a common conversation in our society as is prosecutorial misconduct caused by withholding exonerating evidence. While these cases are extreme and valid examples of civil rights violations, there are others that impact large segments of society that often go unnoticed.
People who choose to work in the social sector start out with at least one advantage: they are motivated by their idealism - as opposed to many others work simply to make a living. Many nonprofit professional are deeply devoted to their organization's mission, and they feel the rewards of a career that "makes a difference."
The mega-rich donated impressively large amounts in 2014, with the 10 largest single donations totaling $3.3 billion. Businessman Ted Stanley gave $650 million to the Broad Institute for research on mental health - making him only second largest donor of the year. The top slot went to Ralf Wilson Jr., a Detroit businessman who bequeathed $1 billion to his own charitable foundation.
In July of last year, a group of over a dozen high-profile companies, including Starbucks, Microsoft, and Walgreens, formed the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative and pledged to hire 100,000 young people not in school or working over the next three years.
Homework seems to have become the "H-word" for parents in households around the country, especially now that their kids have started another school year.
The meeting of the minds at #SOCAP16 was pretty incredible. Plenaries included leaders from at Acumen, IDEO, Stanford, PayPal, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and many, many, MANY more.
It has been 11 years since President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to inspire world leaders and civil society to make Commitments to Action to tackle problems such as extreme poverty, climate change and the refugee crisis.
Private sponsorship was a common theme at this week's refugee summits in New York. It was announced that Canada, in conjunction with the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, will help "export" their successful private sponsorship model to other countries.
Many veterans have told me the first six months is what really matters. They are referring to the immediate time when they have finished their tours of duty and returned home to civilian life. During these first six months stateside, our military veterans must navigate a unique and often intense form of culture shock.
In the climate of the times that we are in right now, I believe that this election will have implications for generations to come. This election is about much more than opportunity -- lives are literally at stake
I'm going to talk about prejudice or bigotry because it's a hot, and important, topic these days. However, this article could easily be about bullying, road rage, abuse, or war.