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Disadvantaged Youth

Passion and Love Are Not the Same Thing

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I admire anyone who devotes their professional career to helping others and I am inspired by the passion they bring to their cause. But when I look beyond their great intentions at the real results they achieve, I find myself wondering whether this word 'passion' is helpful at all.

How We Can Secure Better Mental Health For Poor Teens

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Poor teens who feel positively about their community may be protected from some of the damaging effects of poverty on mental health, according to new ...

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

How Networking Links Disadvantaged Youth to Steady Employment

Taller San Jose | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Taller San Jose

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe young men and women served by Taller San Jose's programs face significant obstacles to securing employment. Despite these barriers, most are eager to seize the opportunity to become productive citizens, yet they lack the necessary connections to make that a viable opportunity.

From Unemployable To Corporate Professional Isn't A Cinderella Story: It's An Everyday Occurrence

Eric Patton | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Eric Patton

Ten years ago, Hector Avellaneda felt lost and feared what was to become of him. He figured he had two options: "You can become a thug or a soldier." Then, something happened that not only changed Hector's life; it changed the path of his whole family.

Actor Survives Horrific Crash, Proves Doctors Wrong

Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact

After a dump truck blindsided his car in a horrific crash, doctors gave Randy Bertisch less than a 1 percent chance of surviving. Twenty-four year...

First Things First: TAY Housing Essential For Education

Trustee Chris Jackson | Posted 11.28.2011 | San Francisco
Trustee Chris Jackson

As a City College Board Trustee, I have always advocated for the students that need and rely on City College the most: young men and women who are struggling to make ends meet while working toward their degree.

A Unique Entrepreneurship Program for Disadvantaged Youth and Women, Part 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"When you empower a woman, you empower her entire future generations." This has been the major reason for I Create's focus on working with women.

Growing Rejection of Underrepresentation in Higher Education Institutions: NYU's Bold Move for Low-Income Students

Shai Reshef | Posted 08.22.2011 | College
Shai Reshef

No matter how bright an individual is, obtaining a ticket to a decent job and worldwide exposure via education is a bleak prospect for millions around the world -- until now.

Adopt a Student

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

There's one in every school. The one you think, "If only I could take that kid home, he (or she) would have a chance."