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Life Will Still Go On: Keep Moving Forward

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.16.2015 | College
Elwood D. Watson

Over the past few weeks, millions of anxiety ridden, adrenaline-filled high school seniors have been receiving those "my life hangs in the balance" envelopes from various colleges and universities they have applied to.

Building Hope for Indonesian Children

Muhammad Yusuf Mulyana | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Muhammad Yusuf Mulyana

In Indonesia, there are big questions to be resolved surrounding early childhood education. Projects like Sanggarai are a great start, but only have momentary impact.

Generation X -- Talented, Adventurous, Innovative and Resilient

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

Recently, I led a roundtable panel with several fellow Gen X scholars/professors at an academic conference entitled "Generation X Turns 50." The discussions were funny, lively, engaging, candid, inspirational and very informative. In short, we kept it real! It was a pleasure to be part of such a vibrant discussion.

Addressing Violence at its Roots: A Quest for Philanthropy

Maya Ziswiler | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Maya Ziswiler

We believe that philanthropy -- with its appetite for risk and flexible capital -- has a great opportunity to make significant headway towards breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence and reducing violence against children over the next couple of decades.

A Call to Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

Leadership has hit a tipping point globally and how we respond will determine the future of leadership.A call has been issued to twenty-first century leadership; however, the call must be coupled with commitment if we want to see change.

Mass Art: How Sparc! Is Driving Creativity To The Masses

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Zoey Gulmi

What struck me the most during my visit about the staff at MassArt, and Dorchester Academy, was their sheer will to go above and beyond their job description in order to give their students the best possible chance at a successful future.

No Child Left Behind: How Sparc! Is Driving Creativity to the Masses

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Zoey Gulmi

Five years ago Kwesi Moody, the headmaster at Dorchester academy, realized the power that art can have on a child.

Green Wall Street Gets Down and Dirty

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

The Green Wall Street Summit happened this past week as it has every year since 2002. It was an amazing gathering of thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and general investors who want to see Wall Street become a source of restoration for the whole planet and not just wealth for the few.

What Nudity Means to Me As a Person With a Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

For the deliciously disabled, getting naked holds with it a few connotations, challenges and a level of connectedness that I want to expose for you all.

The Power of Self-Inquiry: Find Balance, Save Your Life

Lisa Arie | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arie

It's the same for us as people and leaders. We often use ourselves up until we run dry. Like the flow in the well we can begin self-regulating by asking ourselves: Is there as much coming in as there is going out?

Redefining Success: Why Malala is a Billionaire (and Donald Trump Isn't)

Jack Sim | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Jack Sim

I propose that we redefine the meaning of success based on relevance rather than the amassing of money. A billionaire would then be someone that is relevant to the lives of a billion people, or whose actions positively impact on the lives of many.

From Door-to-Door to Digital Activism to Living on $1.50 a Day

Justine Lucas | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Justine Lucas

At twelve, my father dragged me -- braces, glasses, and a smile from ear to ear -- out to canvas our neighborhood, advocating for votes to a referendum that would build a new public school.

Why I Am Quitting Social Media

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Today, I am taking back control of my life and leaving social media behind. Today is the day I am publically quitting social media.

An Economy That Works For All of Us

Carla Javits | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

After the mid-term elections, when the Republicans took control of the Senate and the House, exit polls showed the economy was the top issue on voters' minds.

Healing Vigilante: Thanking a Stranger Who Helped Drastically Change My Life Story

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

One story influences another, which influences another, and so on. Bob O'Brien's actions greatly affected my life story, which affected my influence on other life stories. Everyday, the domino affect plays out in many ways, negative and positive, big and small.

How to Use Climate Finance to Promote Clean Water

Renat Heuberger | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Fresh water is vital to human society -- not simply for drinking, but also for washing, farming and producing energy. In the future, this crucial resource is expected to become increasingly scarce. This is partly due to climate change.

In Conversation: Ambassador Eric Goosby Readies for the Fight to Defeat Tuberculosis

Ray Chambers | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact
Ray Chambers

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ambassador Eric Goosby as the Special Envoy for Tuberculosis. In anticipation of World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th, I reached out to Dr. Goosby to discuss his vision for raising the profile of TB.

Why I'm Raising Money for Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

She runs the Women Veterans Program at Swords to Plowshare, and is the main mentor for all the women in the program. She also provides community education, and is an absolutely tireless advocate for women vets.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How a Random Email Led Undecided Cornell English Major Molly Johnson to High-Growth Education Startup Piazza

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
David Ongchoco

Piazza is an education platform startup that is quickly becoming a staple for university students. Using the Piazza platform, students get to ask questions and have them answered by fellow students, TAs and Professors.

Why Colgate's Day of Impact Matters

Amanda Brown | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact
Amanda Brown

My definition of impact is solidarity. It's not for a spotlight, a salary, or even to feel good: it's about being an ally, shifting your priorities away from yourself, and helping others who want your help, simply because you can.

The Real Opportunity in Every Community

Margot Pritzker | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact
Margot Pritzker

Confused about how to get started, who to approach, where to go, what to do. Yet, I would argue that many women give back in ways they may not even realize.

The Importance of Meeting You

Daniel Horgan | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

When we are honest with ourselves, we find the direction that we are searching for in life. By accepting who we are, we gain the confidence to take the first step in that direction. And by embracing who we are, we build more authentic relationships and drive deeper impact.

Dispatch: 'Growing a New America: Detox Diet, the Future of Food, and How to Be Happy and Healthy'

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm Miriam Ava, the ambassador of good taste. I share messages that matter, one Dispatch at a time. The launch of Dr. Mark Hyman's latest book The ...

Has the Disability Rights Movement Stagnated?

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

Why don't disability issues generate mainstream attention? There could be a number of factors that contribute to its lack of momentum. First, there may be a greater perception that people with disabilities are less productive and able.

3 Ways to Serve Asia and the Pacific's 'Unbanked'

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Stephen P. Groff

To ensure ongoing economic growth in Asia and for the poorest to have a chance to benefit from the region's growing prosperity, we must prioritize bringing financial services readily and cheaply to the "unbanked".