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Countering Violent Extremism: The President's Call to Action

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

You could watch the news and conclude that countering this threat from ISIS and al Qaeda is a "Muslim problem." That isn't the case however -- this is a threat that impacts the wellness of all of our communities and tests the strength of our founding principles.

Why Volunteer?

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate the contributions of volunteers all over the world to improving our communities, whether those efforts are focused locally, nationally, or globally. 62 million Americans volunteered last year, that's close to 25 percent of the population over the age of 12!

Educating Bill Maher

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Orbach

Maher is right that we should stand up for liberal principles everywhere, but it does no justice to our principles if our arguments are stacked on a foundation of stereotypes.

A Letter to Mr. Biden -- Promoting Service-Learning in China

Grace Li | Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact
Grace Li

I'm writing to you because I read about your trip to China and Japan, and I hope that you will be able to encourage the schools there to get involved in service-learning.

Student-Driven Lessons Fuel Creativity At Ohio School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

At one Ohio school, teachers take a backseat, letting students drive hands-on classroom lessons. Although the current national education dialogue ce...