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Shanna Belott

Can Disability Help Your Bottom Line? Corporate America Is Waking Up to the Benefits of Employees with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Shanna Belott | April 1, 2015 | Impact
Something curious is happening in Corporate America. Business leaders are discovering a whole new source of talent they never realized existed: people with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Tim McDonald

Why I Am Quitting Social Media

Tim McDonald | April 1, 2015 | Impact
This may surprise many people who know me. I am giving up something people associate me with today: Social Media. To many, checking Facebook messages or playing online games may be an addiction that's hard to break, but for me, social media has...
Jessica Biber

The Secret to Making Friends in a New City

Jessica Biber | March 31, 2015 | Travel
If you've landed yourself in a brand new city without a single friend to accompany you, never fear. Here are seven tried-and-true ways to make friends in a new city, which I've gathered from casting my own roots in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Ari Nessel

Little Sparks: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | March 31, 2015 | Impact
Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. This summer we will make our 1000th grant! Here are the extraordinary people we supported with seed funding this week.
Christian Fuchs

Let Us Not Celebrate a Fifth Anniversary of the Syrian Conflict

Christian Fuchs | March 31, 2015 | Impact
We prayed and dreamed that this would be the beginning of the end of the horror; that 2015 would put the past four years behind us and bring the long-awaited end to the blood on our hands - the lost fathers, the grieving mothers, the broken children, the destroyed cities and the squandered aspirations.
Bill Bynum

Payday Rules Will Help Balance the Scales

Bill Bynum | March 31, 2015 | Impact
Fighting predatory lenders can feel a little like taking on the 2015 Kentucky basketball team, but last week the odds for millions of underdogs across America got a lot better.
Jennifer Allen

From the Fields to Congress: Latinos Are Environmental Champions

Jennifer Allen | March 31, 2015 | Latino Voices
This nation has a strong tradition of Latino leaders being environmental champions and the Latino Democrats in Congress reflected that tradition in 2014.
Caryl M. Stern

In Praise of Clicktivism

Caryl M. Stern | March 31, 2015 | Impact
We recognize that the Internet is a big, noisy place, and that messages can get lost in the shuffle. But we can't ignore the role that technology and digital activism can play in service to our overall mission. So we appreciate all those clicks and finger taps to view our webpages and follow our Twitter feeds, because they keep our concerns and our objectives part of the conversation.
Zoleka Mandela

Hope For Some of the World's Most Vulnerable Children

Zoleka Mandela | March 31, 2015 | Impact
When I visited the Sivile Primary School in South Africa's Western Cape, I was struck by a feeling. It was a feeling of the vulnerability of the children all around me, who are put at huge risk every single day.
Geena Rocero

On Coming Out as Transgender One Year Ago: The Power of Visibility

Geena Rocero | March 31, 2015 | Gay Voices
It was exactly a year ago when I allowed myself to be fully seen by the world as the woman that I am: a proud transgender female. For a long time, I was paralyzed by fear in accepting my truth. I finally decided that I could not be paralyzed anymore. I realized that to accept vulnerability is to allow your authenticity to shine.
Pioneers for Change

Don't Wait for All You Need Before Making a Start

Pioneers for Change | March 31, 2015 | Impact
I don't think there is ever the perfect time or the perfect set of circumstances in which to start a project. If we delay until everything is in place, we could be delaying forever. Starting is the hardest part, but it is also the most important. Whatever your idea, I urge you, make a start on it today!
Dr. John Coonrod

Looking Local: Addressing Hunger, Poverty and WASH

Dr. John Coonrod | March 30, 2015 | Impact
Why does hunger persist in a world of plenty? In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting extreme poverty in half by 2010, why has it not yet cut hunger in half?
Ben Cohen 

6 Ways to Get Big Money Out of Politics

Ben Cohen  | March 30, 2015 | Politics
As gobs and gobs of money in the form of campaign contributions keep congesting our elections, "We the People of the United States" are forced out of this crucial political process. If we want to reclaim our seats at the decision-making table we're going to have to stamp out Big Money.
Marion Coutts

Notes on Loss

Marion Coutts | March 30, 2015 | UK Lifestyle
All research advances are to be applauded but we do worse with brain cancer than with other cancers and deaths are on the increase. At the moment only 1% of the national spend on cancer research is allocated to the disease, yet tumours in the brain kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.
Justin Forsyth

World Leaders Hold Syrians' Lives in the Balance

Justin Forsyth | March 31, 2015 | UK
World leaders are gathering in Kuwait today to decide the fate of millions of people in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Kuwait pledging conference, the third of its kind, will bring together the UN and donor governments to pledge money to help civilians caught up in the spiralling violence. They will need to be generous - as the war enters its fifth year, Syrians and their neighbours are increasingly unable to cope with this unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.
Charles Orgbon III

Society Praises the Activist That Looks the Most 'Normal'

Charles Orgbon III | March 30, 2015 | Impact
As a young boy, I remember when my Grandma Dorothy gave me the book Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, but it was not until more recently that I learned that Rosa Parks was not the first to woman to deny her bus seat to a white person.
Free The Slaves

Slavery Survivors Highlight 2015 Broward College - Free the Slaves - ATEST- Trafficking Conference

Free The Slaves | March 31, 2015 | Impact
A slavery survivor from Haiti shared a grizzly account of her childhood in restavèk domestic servitude.
Deborah De Santis

DC Unveils Plan to Reduce Homelessness

Deborah De Santis | March 30, 2015 | Impact
Earlier this month, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and members of the Interagency Council on Homelessness there began circulating what is likely that community's most ambitious plan ever to end chronic homelessness.
William Lambers

Future Being Made Now for Syria's Children

William Lambers | March 31, 2015 | Impact
Syrians need a peace treaty to end the war in their country. They also desperately need food and they need it right away. Every time a donation is made to feed a child, the future that can be built from this generous act.
Kent G. Mendoza Morales

Moving Beyond Gangs and 'Gladiator School'

Kent G. Mendoza Morales | March 31, 2015 | Impact
Over the five years that I was incarcerated, I felt confused and often dehumanized. After dropping out of my gang, life became a daily struggle to survive. In no way was my incarceration an environment of rehabilitation. In fact, some even called our facility "gladiator school," because of the harsh treatments we faced daily.
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