New technologies can play a critical role in dramatically improving education quality in Latin America and in turn help catalyze economic growth.
I had the good fortune to meet Mr. Mandela in 1994 in my homeland of South Africa, days before the historic elections. The journey leading to that meeting was a long one, a circle, a return to my childhood.
Let us hope the media continues to spread such positive, moving messages and displays of great leadership, and hope it will inspire all 193 leaders of the United Nations' General Assembly to follow in Mandela's footsteps to build peace and uphold human rights for all.
Non-communicable and chronic diseases traditionally associated with higher-income countries have skyrocketed. Rates of childhood obesity have dramatically increased and diabetes moved into the top five causes of mortality.
Children's Defense Fund,
Early Head Start,
Martin Luther King,
Summer Food Program,
They have lifted millions of poor families and children out of poverty but now are under assault by political extremists. We must stand up and refuse to let them turn the clock of progress backwards.
Emilie Hoffer Brzezinski,
Global Medical Relief Fund For Children,
I'Ll Stand By You,
Shriners Hospital Boston,
Many of the children Ms. Montanti and GMRF have helped, are amputees from natural disasters and war zones in Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, the United States and around the world.
My first piece of advice to anyone who wants to start their career in the non-profit world or switch from the private to non-profit sector is to ask yourself the right questions.
The holiday season is a time to connect with family and friends; a time to create and honor traditions. But what about the approximate 4 million women who suffer physical abuse by an intimate partner -- how do they balance holiday traditions with keeping the peace?
We are part of a wider movement that is changing the tide of the conversation away from blame and shame toward practical healing with quantifiable value.
Teenage girls are some of the most active users of mobile phones. But they don't see themselves as inventors of technology. They do not interact with mobile technology and think "I can build something better".
What my father told me was exactly what Mandela said when he got out of jail. He asked the South African people to rewrite their songs, to resist their first impulse. He said: Please do not to be defined by the prejudices of your enemies.
Clinton Global Initiative (CGI),
Financial Aid College,
One hundred million students in the developing world lack access to education, blocked from their dreams by only a few hundred dollars. After graduation, the average Vittana student can earn as much as triple their earning power.
Courage and determination are inspiring and infectious. Once you hear their stories, you want to help them succeed. You put yourself in their shoes.
An aspect of parenting that often shocks us is how very much our children teach us; often, our perceived role as shepherd, mentor and guide is turned on its head. A year after Catherine Violet Hubbard's tragic passing in Newtown, Connecticut, her mother, Jenny Hubbard, continues to learn from Catherine...
Nelson Mandela South Africa,
Nelson Mandela's passing is filled with so many lessons for humanity, and for each of us individually.
We take comfort that Madiba has finally lain down to rest and is at peace. He was upright his whole life.
Nelson Mandela was a stranger to hate. He knew that the future demanded that he and his country move beyond the past. And he didn't want to be remembered as a saint -- he wanted to be remembered as man who made difficult decisions.
It's all about coming together. If that happens, hunger can be defeated.
Commissioner Ray Kelly,
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi,
Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein,
Peace Angels Project,
Reverie Arts Gallery,
Senator Janis Hahn,
Sergio Duarte (High Representative UN Dept Of Disarmament),
United Nations Department Of Disarmament,
United States Of America Pentagon,
Violence Prevention Coalition Of Greater Los Angeles,
Arms Trade Treaty,
Chief Charlie Beck,
Los Angeles Police Department,
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department,
New York Police Department,
Sheriff Leroy Baca,
Statue Of Liberty,
The birth of the Peace Angels Project was November 3, 1992, in Los Angeles. This year we celebrate the 21st anniversary. The Peace Angels Project is a conceptual work of art. PabIo Picasso said that: "Revolutionary art is designed to instigate action." Peace...
Rural communities are often portrayed in the media as unfortunate starting places -- restrictive, provincial hometowns that promising individuals must escape in order to reach their full potential.
But possibility and wealth of different kinds can be found outside big, prosperous cities.