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A Great Divide: Bridging Gaps Between Maternal and Mental Health

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact

Maternity care and mental health care are both lacking in our otherwise incredibly developed nation. Combine these two and you have the perfect storm...

The Transformative Power of Philanthropy

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

Amazing things happen when you bet on people -- including entire transformations. But with this ability comes great responsibility, in all of our work, to grapple with the big moral questions of our day.

Beyond the Classroom: Girls' Education Is Critical to Ending Child Marriage But It Is Not Enough

International Center for Research on Women | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
International Center for Research on Women

Once again, I recently returned to my home base in Washington, DC after spending several weeks in Ethiopia's deeply poor, yet breathtaking, Amhara region. And once again I was inspired by the sheer enthusiasm and thirst for opportunity among an often forgotten group: child brides.

Motherhood: Making a Positive Difference in the World

Heshima Kenya | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Heshima Kenya

There are currently over 600,000 refugees in Kenya's refugee camps, many of whom are unaccompanied, orphaned and separated refugee girls and single young women without family members.

How Do We Stop Child Abuse?

Tony Loftis | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

Talking about the realities of abuse, especially child abuse is critical to helping to stop it. In the director's commentary to The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky says we stop abuse by talking about it in bringing out into the light. Chbosky's work helps us start that conversation.

A "Volunteer Vacation"

Catalyst Foundation | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Catalyst Foundation

Catalyst Foundation has had amazing volunteers since July 1999. We have enlisted the help of hundreds of people from around the globe -- ones that found us during a random Internet searches, families that have adopted from Vietnam, young Vietnamese American college and high school students, war veterans, teachers and friends.

International Marathoner Wants Kids to Learn to Code

Maurya Couvares | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Maurya Couvares

Christine Gary had hopes of setting a world record as the youngest person to run a marathon on each continent. But when she found out that someone else beat her by just a few weeks, she settled on a new challenge.

Philanthropy as Backer of Brains

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

There is still no machine that can match the power of human ingenuity to solve truly human problems. And therefore, "backing brains" has always been a key part of philanthropy's strategy.

Florida's Lawmakers Test the Null Hypothesis on Medicaid Expansion

Gary Stein | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

If the legislature decides to do nothing this session, we will lose $5 Billion in federal funding this year that could have gone to the state, create jobs and help hospitals pay for the care of the uninsured.

Ron Dicker

Boxer Fights To Cure Paralysis | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.26.2013 | Impact

Boxer Boyd Melson graduated from West Point and later earned an MBA. That alone makes him stand out in his sport. But his campaign to knock out paraly...

Philanthropy as Field Builder

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

Last week, I discussed role of philanthropy as risk-taker – taking on the hardest parts of the work so that the private and public sectors can c...

Cancer Survivor's License Plate Stirs Dispute

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.18.2013 | Impact

An Oklahoma cancer survivor whose "F CANCR" license plate was recalled might still have hope of keeping it. In a case that has gained national atte...

Ron Dicker

Runners In Salt Lake City Marathon To Wear Green For Boston | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact

Some runners in Saturday's Salt Lake City Marathon have pledged to wear green to honor Boston. The campaign was started by participants on the race...

Help On The Way For Girl With Severely Swollen Head?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact

Help may be on the way for India's Runa Begum, the desperately ill girl who tugged at hearts around the world when photos of her were published last w...

Pfc. Bradley Manning Is Being Railroaded? All Aboard.

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

What Manning and WikiLeaks shared was journalism in its purest form, plain and simple. What follows is a dog and pony show where Bradley will likely pay with his life.

Waffle House Waitress Turned Life Saver

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact

Renee Vance, who began nursing school in January, got some real-life medical experience at the Waffle House chain she's worked at for 27 years. She...

Not Passing Over, Version 2.0

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Is it possible for us to take an honest look at the places where we disconnect and "pass over"? Where blinding fear might prevent us from from seeing?

Heroes and Hope In Hotel Hell: The New Diaspora of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

If there is a gift in all this, it's that these kids have a glimpse of a possibility of life past the projects.

A Dog's Life

Jay Scott | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

Evidence of her enduring loyalty followed Shammy from the beginning of her time with us. Shammy joined our family when Alex was battling cancer. All along Shammy was teaching us an important lesson about life -- to be excited about the little things that life had to offer.

Violence Against Women Must End

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

The horrific rape and murder in Delhi should remind us that the women of the world cannot wait another decade for the international community to address this issue. The time to act is now.

Valerie Plame Calls For Transparency On Drones

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Valerie Plame Wilson, the former CIA officer who was outed by Robert Novak in a 2003 Washington Post column and was the subject of the movie "Fair Gam...

The Silent Crisis: Runaway Children

Tony Loftis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

The image of a doe-eyed young blonde girl is splashed across the news. She is the latest victim of abduction or runaway -- but she is just one.

And the Most Important Generation In History Is...

Dina Khayal | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Dina Khayal

Whether you are saving elephants by banning the ivory trade in Thailand with WWF or speaking up for a cause you are passionate about. all our collaborative efforts have true meaning and power, so use them wisely.

An Open Letter From YouthBiz

YouthBiz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact

We made it! I hope that you have enjoyed reading the posts and hearing from the different people who are shaping our journey. It has been our absolute...

Why Youth Entrepreneurship?

YouthBiz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif We've done our best to tell our story through those that matter most, and who can best share the impact and promise that our model delivers.