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Fostering Community Amongst Disagreement

Michael Stark | Posted 03.17.2016 | Religion
Michael Stark

During Sunday's Democratic town hall on CNN, Vermont senator and presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, was asked about friendships across the political divide. He responded honestly, and humorously, that he and Republican senator Jim Inhofe were friends.

Tragedy Brings Us Together

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Ariel Gros-Werter

The heightened sense of community following this tragedy is far-reaching. It not only spans the Owen community and Taylor's personal and professional networks, but much of the country. This has circulated through media and social media channels because it touches all of us.

Lessons from Flint for Communities in Crisis

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Ehsan Zaffar

The crisis in Flint has passed, right? Wrong. After initial crises subside and public attention wanes, there is a risk that progress will slow and those in need will be forgotten.

What I Love Most About My Small School

Caitlyn McCain | Posted 03.11.2016 | College
Caitlyn McCain

Packed lecture halls and being one in a sea of 80 or more students is a common image of a college classroom. However, at a small school like mine, Keene State College, no student is lost in the masses.

Why Religious Communities Must Stand With the Victims of Clergy Abuse

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

The genuineness of a religious faith can be judged from many different perspectives. One could look at the doctrinal purity of the devotee or their th...

Staying Connected As a Prescription for Longevity

Eric J. Hall | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

On the fateful day when we transition from being an employee to being a retiree, we'd better have the cushion of connectivity to pad our days, or run the risk of getting marginalized and falling out of touch.

These Fifth Graders Gave Up Recess For The Best Reason

Posted 03.24.2016 | Good News

When you start your Monday with good news and a delicious breakfast, it can lead to a great day. So we’ve partnered with Jimmy Dean to bring you the...

The Rest of the Story

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

It was refreshing and inspiring to read James Fallows' article "How America is Putting Itself Back Together" in this month's The Atlantic. The article...

In Parenting, Do Not Underestimate Your Village

Celeste Erlach | Posted 03.03.2016 | Parents
Celeste Erlach

My village is rock solid. But it didn't start out that way.

What Leo Winning an Oscar Teaches Us About Success

Jordan Dansky | Posted 03.01.2016 | College
Jordan Dansky

While we've never seen people celebrate another's success much like the Internet did, there's a few things we can learn about success from Leo's Oscar win.

Why We Invite Our Entire Team (and Their Families) to Our Annual Meeting

Jim Pickell | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Jim Pickell

I have recently published this blog in the 'CEO World Magazine', and would like to share it with you here to get your thoughts (direct link to CEO Wor...

Winter Carnival Brings Old & Young Together

Angela Schonberg | Posted 03.01.2016 | Good News
Angela Schonberg

What draws you to visit a place? Is it the scenery? The weather? The activity? Are you seeking outdoor adventure and a dramatic landscape set with bl...

Lessons From the Streets: Money Isn't Everything, Perspective Is

Justin Johnson | Posted 02.29.2016 | Latino Voices
Justin Johnson

Being in a position where you are stripped of everything doesn't make you poor or disadvantaged. In fact, it can provide a different lens to view life and source of motivation to be creative to make the most with what you have in order to continue to improve in becoming a better humanitarian to society.

How to Build a Community Online That Actually Cares About What You Have to Say

Nina Tomaro | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Nina Tomaro

Right next the "growth hacking", the phrase "community building" became the buzzword in marketing leading into 2016.

Campus Dialogue

Eric J. Furda | Posted 02.26.2016 | College
Eric J. Furda

On Sunday afternoon I was sitting on one of two buses coming back from the University of Pennsylvania's Posse-Plus Retreat (PPR) with a group of stude...

Solving Homelessness by Forming Connections

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 02.26.2016 | Impact
Rebekah Bastian

The mission of Facing Homelessness is to change the negative stereotypes around homelessness so more people will become involved in solving it. As Rex often points out, it doesn't take a big solution to solve a big problem. It just takes a culmination of small gestures from a community of people in order to change the dynamic significantly.

Beyond Buzzwords: Development Banks' Fail to Remedy Harm Caused by Their Own Projects

Nezir Sinani | Posted 02.24.2016 | World
Nezir Sinani

Co-authored by Julia Radomski, Information Services Coordinator at Bank Information Center Are development finance institutions held accountable when...

Powerful African American Leader Backs Motion Picture Academy's Proposed Changes to Achieve Oscar Diversity

Faye Washington | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Faye Washington

As an agency of inclusion, change and empowerment, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles echoes the sentiments of our very own Cheryl Boone Isaacs. We respect her determination to draw positive change from the "heartbreak and frustration" occasioned by the lack of diversity in this and last year's Oscar race.

These Teachers Changed My Life

Michael Mulligan | Posted 02.22.2016 | Education
Michael Mulligan

In the schoolyard, spontaneous fights igniting daily. Less regularly, down the road in dirt lots hidden from adult eyes, carefully orchestrated donnyb...

The Other Washington

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Traces of this other Washington are everywhere. As the new capital was rising from former woods and swampland, slaves labored on many of its buildings, including the White House and the Capitol.

Child Care: A Key to Community Health and Well-Being?

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 02.19.2016 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

"Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." - John F. Kennedy What was a President's lofty belief 50 years ag...

Celebrating Emerging Leaders Partnership with M&S - How NGO & Corporates can impact poverty reduction together

Trevor Waldock | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

In recent years there has been a drive to create a marriage between the world of international development (typically value driven, grassroots, non governmental, justice and equality focused) and the world of business (often seen as corporate, profit making, unjust, squeezing the ethics and the values to the minimum).

The Best Place for Community is the One You Grew Up With

Shanna Belott | Posted 02.18.2016 | Impact
Shanna Belott

When companies engage in a rebranding effort, sometimes it's all just sound and fury signifying nothing. But once in awhile, rebranding campaigns carr...

5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into Opportunity

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Brett Berhoff

Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.

Our Secret Is Out

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

There's a secret to the Nature Conservancy's success. Without it, our ambitious science-based conservation activities around the world would likely be much less successful.