I was diagnosed with ALS, which affects voluntary muscles from head to toe, in February of last year. I could choose to feel ashamed or disabled when sitting at a dinner table and needing to be fed, or, as I now see it, I get to choose who feeds me!
Why would we support the idea of helping the homeless? Because it is not only the right thing to do, but it is in all of our best interest to do so for public health and safety as well as financial stability reasons for our governments, communities and even our own financial health.
Our vision is to be a change agent, industry and thought leader in promoting wellness in the fight against childhood obesity. We have an incredible call list of friends, activators, influencers and doers across the globe ready to join us in making this vision become a reality.
There is one charity headquartered in Chicago that stands out for making a ground breaking impact on a national level: Bear Necessities.
By this time next year, we will have come far in our fight against chronic unemployment, hardship and poverty. The question remains though -- in which direction?
The safety and sustainability of our communities is essential to leaving a lasting legacy. We must connect ourselves with neighborhood groups that focus on reducing violence and promoting entrepreneurship and civic engagement.
The value of a stable nonprofit community transcends the economic benefits. We entrust nonprofits to perform a range of vital services as well as jobs. We hope lawmakers recognize that nonprofits enrich our state in every way.
There is really no better way to describe the experience than saying it's super cool -- plain and simple. I spend two hours with these students every week, but it's amazing what they remember and how serious they take it.
I love to serve and work with students as a teaching fellow and mentor. I have seen some of the quietest students come out of their shells and present their brands in front of their peers.
Isiah Thomas is trying hard to understand what's going on in Chicago as it relates to the escalating violence that has taken the lives of so many young people in some of Chicago's deadliest neighborhoods.
We each have a long list of things to be thankful for -- each and every one of us. So let's remind ourselves of those whose list is much shorter and of the fact that we're able to change that by helping to ending poverty once and for all, one gift at a time.
Does race or gender influence decision-making among members of the most respected professions? Several recent, high-profile studies conclude that, yes, even scientists, doctors, and judges are vulnerable to such unconscious bias.
As we all know, Chicago witnessed an alarming spike in homicides this spring, the effects of which citizens and the police force are still dealing with. While the problem has slowed somewhat, tension remains high, and people are looking for solutions.
Every fall, as back-to-school time approaches, I can't help but get a bit nostalgic. This time the excitement is not for me, but for one very special student heading off to her first year of college.
As we move closer to the 2012 presidential election it is apparent that the future of our economy hinges on creating more successful small businesses, particularly in urban communities most in need of new jobs.