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Ronan and Mia Farrow Find Shining Hope in One of the World's Worst Slums

Allison Carmen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Allison Carmen

One of the featured stories in this last episode is about a school called Shining Hope for Communities, which provides free education for impoverished, at-risk girls and a network of empowerment and poverty alleviation programs in one of Africa's largest slums.

Shining Hope for Communities: Furthering Economic Opportunity for Women

Megan Foo | Posted 12.06.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite "a better future for all" is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.

Fear Is an Ally: The Story of Kennedy Odede of Kibera, Kenya

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

On May 27, a 27-year-old graduating senior at Wesleyan University from Kenya stepped onto the podium and delivered the commencement address. Kennedy O...

Commencement 2012: What Shall We Do With These Memories?

Michael Roth | Posted 07.28.2012 | College
Michael Roth

From all around you will come calls for a practicality that is not so idealistic -- calls to be more serious, more attentive to "the real world." Make no mistake: these are really calls for conformity, demands for conventional thinking that, if heeded, will impoverish your, our, economic, cultural and personal lives.