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The Unexpected Truth Of Hiring Veterans

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Since 2012, when I first began working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes initiative and Toyota to advocate for meaningf...

This Startup Entrepreneur Lives On Min. Wage So He Has More Money To Donate

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

Ben West is a startup entrepreneur based out of Madison, Wisconsin. He is also a member of the Effective Altruism community and had donated over $100,...

Agora for Good: Let’s Democratize Donations

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

The nonprofit sector occupies a surprisingly large proportion of the US economy. In 2014 alone, nonprofits received over $250 billion in individual do...

Memorial Day Is More Than The Unofficial Start To Summer

Dakota Meyer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Let's teach our children that our freedom was bought and paid for by generations of service members they will never meet; while we can never repay our debt to them, it is our responsibility to remember them.

Committed Communities Making a Difference for Vets

Dakota Meyer | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Photo by Garth Milan One of the things I love most about America is our willingness to come together when it counts. Strong communities build strong ...

One Man Makes a Difference with 'ALS One'

Mark Malinowski | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

When a fatal disease like ALS comes into your life you have two choices: accept the diagnosis and wait to die or use everything you've got to fight. When Kevin Gosnell was diagnosed, he chose to fight. Kevin immediately put his business acumen and CEO leadership skills to work to come up with an idea - ALS ONE.

Planning for a Post-Conflict Colombia: Emerging Public Health Leaders Develop Health Interventions for IDPs

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Fifty-five years ago this week, braving the cold winds of a winter's January, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address imparting upon the American people words still true today.

Támesis, Colombia: A Beacon for Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

'House of Health (HH)' San Juan de Dios is nestled in the middle of the charming town of Támesis. From a public health perspective, the HH San Juan de Dios is on the cutting edge of progressive innovation.

Letter from Granizal, Colombia, To The World...And Back

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

During the early 1990's, Medellin had the world's highest homicide rate of 400 for every 100,000 people. The history of violence and the influx of people into this urban area demanded a change in the way people understood and lived in their city.

Desplazados: The Invisible Citizens

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

As we boarded the plane from Boston to Medellin, Colombia, and our tickets were being scanned one by one, we realized the importance of being counted.

The Promise of the New Year for Military Veterans

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Mary Beth Bruggeman

The holidays aren't always pretty in my house. Take the stress and financial pressure that the season brings, and add the excitement of three small ki...

Medellin: The Right Place and Time for Collaborative Learning in Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.07.2016 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Today marks Day 2 of the Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health course -- a project of the Open Hands Initiative and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia School of Medicine.

Health Diplomacy: A Step Towards Peace

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

Dare we say that despite our hopeful holiday wishes for peace, the present looks grim? How can we begin to heal? Where does peace begin?

Changing the Dialogue for Women Vets

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The stories of female vets don't always get traction. For example, awareness of concerns like Military Sexual Trauma have recently received recognition. Yet, the experiences that women go through in the military frequently remain under the radar.

Missing the Mark With Our Veterans

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Mary Beth Bruggeman

Free lunches, discounted dinners, box seats at sporting events - these are now common items many veterans receive as a "thank you" for their service.

How to Save Lives From Beyond the Grave

Joey Savoie | Posted 10.04.2015 | Impact
Joey Savoie

Perhaps the most important fact you'll ever learn is that some charities are hundreds or even thousands of times better than others, and that an excellent charity evaluator called GiveWell identifies the very best based on solid evidence.

Charity Needs a Scientific Revolution and We Can Make it Happen

Joey Savoie | Posted 09.24.2015 | Science
Joey Savoie

Not only is there precious little research on which charitable interventions actually work, but most people in the field, whether donors or workers, aren't seeking it out. Almost everyone involved in philanthropy is thinking with their hearts instead of using their heads to guide their hearts.

Twenty Years of Women's Financial Inclusion

Gayle Gatchalian | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Gayle Gatchalian

The types of financial services that low-income women are able to access have also changed. In 1995, we were still promoting the idea that low-income women entrepreneurs were optimal loan clients. Today, financial institutions are offering savings, microinsurance, digital financial services to rural families, women who work in factories, and women who run larger businesses.

9/11: Building a Legacy of Service

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Mary Beth Bruggeman

For those of us old enough to remember where we were on 9/11, our lives will forever be separated into the time before the Twin Towers fell, and the time after.

Our Mission Continues: Can Service on the Home Front Help Female Veterans Reintegrate to Civilian Life?

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Mary Beth Bruggeman

ince joining The Mission Continues this past March, I've re-found the sense of purpose I so valued while in the military. I'm part of a team that accepts and honors me for all of my characteristics. I'm able to lead again, and the feeling of pride and inclusiveness that I had when I stood on that field in my Marine Corps uniform after the Naval Academy graduation has been restored.

Five Reasons You Should Do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Again!

Mark Malinowski | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

All diseases are bad, but I've seen ALS up close and personal for nine years and it is horrific. My partner and husband Randy died in 2014 and he was only 41. He was young and vital and this disease slowly took over and killed him in the cruelest way imaginable. We need to find a cure now.

Here's How Photographer Nigel Skeet Turns Homeless People Into "Rock Stars"

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 07.09.2016 | Arts
Bibbi Abruzzini

How do you feel when you find yourself face to face with a homeless person? We know hunger and homelessness are increasing in the United States. This ...

Is 'Dukes of Hazzard' Really Racist?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

But if you were a Jew, and you saw this hit TV show with two guys in a stunt car with an SS symbol on it, named after Hitler or some other high-ranking Nazi, you might think to yourself, "Is that really necessary? Isn't this kind of like a commercial that makes the SS symbol, and thus what the Nazis were fighting for, kind of...glamorous?"

The Beach Belongs to Everyone

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Toni G. Atkins

Imagine going to spend a day at the beach with friends or family, looking to recharge your batteries at some of California's most treasured destinations. But before you hit the sand, you encounter razor wire. Or a locked gate. Or an oddly placed boulder.

Why The Affordable Care Act Should Cover Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Melissa Miles McCarter

A current petition to Whitehouse.gov asks for infertility treatments to be covered by the Affordable Care Act. The fact that it isn't already covered is concerning for a number of reasons.