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Truth Exposed: Is Volunteering Sexy?

Shane Feldman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Shane Feldman

Not every volunteer experience is sexy. But, when you find a charity or cause or opportunity that you feel really connected to, you'd be surprised how deep your relationship can get.

How Strong, and for Who?

Susan Naimark | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Susan Naimark

Yet, this systemic failure of empathy is troubling. It begs the question, who is worthy of our help and who is not?

Hi-Tech Unites the World's Sikhs in Daily Communion

T. Sher Singh | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

The forces of cyberspace have come together at their own pace, on their own will, to bring together as a single, united community every day and at every moment of each day, to listen to the magical sounds and words -- of song and poetry -- emanating from Amritsar.

Parents Just Want Their Kids Back

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

At the core of the concern of people in communities across the country is the desire for their children to come home, for their families to heal and for forgiveness to take place.

Rabble Rousing Optimists: Sinclair and Schrode

Erin Schrode | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Erin Schrode

What happens when a classically trained British architect develops an interest in social, cultural, and humanitarian design? Architecture for Humanity is born.

"The Revolution is Going to be Fought With The Hoe": Agriculture and Environment in New Mexico

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field Spring cleaning of the acequia that irrigates Sol Feliz farm. Acequias are a traditional irrigation system used throug...

Three Everyday Ways to Inspire Urban Change

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Unfortunately, when it comes to these far-away urban places, not all of us have real-time access to the inspirational modern projects served by transit, or the historic monuments, streets and squares that illustrate the potential of creative city life.

My Reunion With The Open Door

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

My heart and my thoughts will always be turned toward the oppressed and the outcasts of our world. My work will always be focused upon trying to do everything possible to create the Beloved Community which will be free of racism, sexism, poverty, militarism, hetereosexism, violence and all other false constructs of polarization.

Artists Supporting Artists in Aspen

Anita Thompson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Denver
Anita Thompson

In the 8,000 foot altitude of Aspen Colorado, while the famous Food And Wine Festival took over the town, the local residents continue on with daily life of outdoors, and always the arts.

Finding the Right Senior Housing Fit

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

When you are shopping for assistance and care for your aging parent(s), it shouldn't matter if a senior housing company owns 20,000 buildings or 50. All that matters is your family member finds the best fit for their individual personal and care needs.

From College to Community: Fostering Service for Life

Michael Morand | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Michael Morand

Every school child knows the words recited by Yale's most famous revolutionary war patriot, Nathan Hale, Class of 1773, "I have but one life to lose for my country..." But perhaps his most profound utterance was his call to giving back to society, "I wish to be useful..."

Dan Harmon Rips 'Community' Season 4

The Huffington Post | Alex Moaba | Posted 06.18.2013 | TV

Dan Harmon, the fired and re-hired creator of "Community," has now watched the fourth season of his cult comedy. And he didn't like what he saw when t...

Laura Prudom

Joel McHale Is 'Thrilled' About Dan Harmon's Return

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 06.17.2013 | TV

"Community" star Joel McHale is the latest in a long line of luminaries to ask, "What would you do for a Klondike bar?" and you'd better have a darn g...

Boston Best v. Boston Strong: A Lesson for Service Organizations

Bob Hildreth | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Bob Hildreth

A key lesson from the recent tragic events in Boston is that building a community may be more important than striving for excellence.

"The Awakening That's Happening": Local, Sustainable Food

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 18 of the Harvesting Justice series   "People are realizing that we can't rely on the industrial food system much...

5 Reasons You Should Attend #NCVS

Joseph Peterson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Joseph Peterson

So whether you are a volunteer manager, CSR practitioner, NGO leader, or anyone working or interested in the industries and companies that seek to do good and do it well, then it's time you invest in the NCVS experience.

Wynwood's IamHere Mural: A Creative and Interactive Approach to Immigration Reform

Tina Orlandini | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Tina Orlandini

The genesis of the IamHere mural and collection of immigrant stories stems from conversations with members of the local community and the broader public. ACLU Florida hopes to eliminate a language that is fraught with "theys" and "thems."

'Community' Makes It Official

AP | Posted 08.11.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — NBC's quirky sitcom "Community" is getting creator Dan Harmon back in charge for season five. NBC said Monday that Harmon will be...

Strengthening America's Communities From the Inside Out: Celebrating the 2013 Torchlight Prize Winners

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

Whether rallying collective voices to create positive action on an issue, or creating lasting and long-term opportunities for young people, remarkable things do happen when self-organized groups of people stand up in support of one another.

'Wellthy': Possessing the Resources and Resourcefulness to Thrive in All Life Domains

Ulrick Graham | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices
Ulrick Graham

Being "wellthy" is a holistic approach to being, thinking, feeling and doing. It is a revolutionary model with implications for all our cultural systems.

The Meaning in a Cancer Survivor's Yellow Shirt: Working to Prevent the Next Story of Despair

Paul Majkowski | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Paul Majkowski

My LRF colleagues and friends come back to the Lymphomathons each year, and will keep coming back until we see only yellow shirts; and we will continue to visit legislators for funding and vital cancer legislation.

Education: The First Step to Ending Slavery

Robert J. Benz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

Modern forms of slavery are now commonly referred to as human trafficking. This rebranding of slavery happened in earnest about two decades ago perhaps as an attempt by experts to better represent the contemporary attributes of this illicit industry.

Early Learning Is Everyone's Business

Martin J. Blank | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Martin J. Blank

As I travel across the country to talk with school and community leaders about the importance of community schools, part of the conversation is always...

In Defense of Facebook

Jana Novak | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Jana Novak

Certainly any form of "virtual" interaction can lead to more isolation not less -- more social fabric fraying, not less; more broken community ties, not less -- but not all the time. Many times, virtual interaction can lead to the exact opposite: less isolation, more social fabric, more community ties.

Prayer In The Aftermath Of Tornadoes

Robert Hoch | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Robert Hoch

We need such prayers today, not because prayers "do" anything but because our prayers are given to the God who answers us with something vastly larger and more concrete than we alone could imagine.