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Children Mending Hearts

Empathy for the "Devil:" Exchanging Introspection for Outrospection

Lysa Heslov | Posted 03.22.2017 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

It's hard to believe, but we are already almost three months into a new year. Did you make any resolutions for 2016? If so, you're not alone: each tim...

The Advent of Disease. The Return of My Mother.

Hilary Lauren | Posted 10.17.2016 | Parents
Hilary Lauren

My daughter preened and primped for her first date tonight and here is my commentary on her personal milestone, "Ugh." She is growing, her perfection ...

Helping Children Make Sense of the Earthquake In Nepal

Lysa Heslov | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Our children are an integral part of our global community and future and we must continue to work tirelessly to cultivate the desire in them to step up when they can help, in any way they can.

Look for the Helpers: Fostering Activism in Our Youth Is Simpler Than You Think

Lysa Heslov | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Lysa Heslov

How are we supposed to effect change? It is very easy to be overwhelmed, but it is also easier than you think to just jump in and give it a go.

Think Empathy's Just a Nice Idea? Think Again...

Lysa Heslov | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Empathy In Action: How a Concept is Making Real Change In the World The world can be a scary and confusing place when you're a kid, even if you're...

We Are All the Same: Teaching Empathy Through the Arts

Lysa Heslov | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Lysa Heslov

The CMH Global Arts after school programs utilize arts education to enhance our students' understanding of the world by pairing an art modality with an international country of focus.

Children Mending Hearts Honors Bethany Hamilton, Carson Meyer at 4th Annual Spring Benefit

Lysa Heslov | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Lysa Heslov

The sold-out event was bustling and lively and reminded everyone that the everyday, small differences we can make in another's life creates a hero in someone's eyes.

Children Mending Hearts

Rachel Fleischer | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Rachel Fleischer

Children Mending Hearts is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering disadvantaged youth through educational and arts programs that build empathy and global citizenry.

Children Mending Hearts and With You Japan Reach Out to Kids in Motegi

Lysa Heslov | Posted 10.25.2011 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Recently, our partnership organization, With You Japan, created by IndyCar driver Takuma Sato, held an event to give some of Japanese children the outdoor playtime they have been missing out on.

Bringing Art To Haiti's Children

Lysa Heslov | Posted 06.16.2011 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

While I'm well aware we don't live in a cave, strong partnerships and alliances will be the only way to exact a true measure of change.

Haiti: Day One With Children Mending Hearts

Lysa Heslov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Laws, rules and regulations don't exist in Haiti. They are created on the spot to support the need for greed and survival. Is it simply too late for the people of Haiti?

Ben Affleck Is Going Gray (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck looked dapper in his gray suit at the Children Mending Hearts 3rd Annual 'Peace Please' Gala in Los Angeles. But as seen in the side of hi...

Moments That Make Struggles Seem Meaningless

Lysa Heslov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Children Mending Hearts is a global arts exchange between at-risk children in America and children living in conflict zones that educates, empowers and encourages children and gives them a voice.

Chad Ochocinco was at Our Children Mending Hearts Event, And Made One Little Boy's Day

Lysa Heslov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lysa Heslov

Nine-year-old Ruben had one dream, to go to football camp. With Children Mending Hearts, we've arranged for him to go to Deion Sanders' camp this summer, and meet Chad Ochocinco, his idol.

Chad Ochocinco Reaches Out To Homeless Child, Makes A Dream Come True

Yahoo! Sports | Doug Farrar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Nine-year-old Ruben St. Hilaire, Jr, who lives with this mother in a homeless shelter in New York City, received an autographed jersey from Ochocinco ...