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Fixing No Child Left Behind: We Must All Work Together to Ensure Student Success

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 07.13.2015 | Education
Stacey D. Stewart

When Estefania first came to Lincoln Elementary School in Lehigh Valley, PA, she struggled to speak English and to participate in school. But now, she's an enthusiastic, engaged student who's taken on leadership roles and mentoring younger students.

Climate Change And The True Wealth Of Nature And Prosperity

Marc Ross | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

Species are already being erased and humans are creating their own geological epoch rather than natural forces. Frighteningly, we don't even entirely understand what all of this will mean or ultimately lead to.

Finding a Name

Erica Barnes | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Erica Barnes

In 2014, Philip and I founded the Chloe's Fight Rare Disease Foundation whose mission it is to fund research that finds treatments for rare and underfunded diseases such as metachromatic leukodystrophy. We are often called heroes but we aren't.

Meet a Feminist Hero at the Heart of the Ebola Crisis

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Sarah Beauchamp

Body Team 12, one of the many body teams working to collect victims in Liberia during the Ebola crisis, stands several feet away. Only one member approaches at first, Garmai Sumo, the only female member of the team.

Tamara Mena, Motivational Speaker, Model and Wheelchair User On Staying Positive and Advocating For A Cure For Spinal Cord Injuries

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Prior to her accident, Tamara was set on becoming a fitness model. Her paralysis changed the course of her modeling: "I was in my best shape before the accident, especially my legs and abs. And ironically that's what I lost after the injury as a T-3 paraplegic.

A Pebble in the Road to Change

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

One of the great truths in life is that the tiniest of things can sometimes spark the greatest change. In my case the tiniest of things was not an actual thing, but a small little girl named Katie.

Companies are Agents of Transformation and Must Take on This Responsibility

Guilherme Leal | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Guilherme Leal

I believe that companies are, above all, agents of transformation. We all work at an intersection of economic, political, social and environmental dimensions and have either positive or negative impacts on all of them.

Women in Business: Michelle Javian, Co-Founder and CEO, Harboring Hearts

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

"I have a very big vision, and want to help a lot of people. The most challenging part of my role is that this vision has to navigate against the tangible realities of time and how long it takes to get projects to a healthy and productive stage where they can carry themselves forward."

Non-Profit Brings Tech to Rural Youth

Dieter Holger | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

By bringing in local 15-to-24-year-olds, encouraging young women to join, providing a safe place, contemporary computers, software, and workshops, Digital NEST aims to change the face of technology.

This 15-Year-Old Is Changing The World One Soccer Ball At A Time

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.22.2015 | Good News

For one 15-year-old, a trip to Mozambique sparked an idea that has impacted children across the developing world. In 2009, Ethan King and his fathe...

A Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Jim Luce | Posted 03.21.2015 | Good News
Jim Luce

Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...

What Can NGOs Learn From the West's Response to Ebola?

Nourish International | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

A "Sexy Ebola Costume" is a dumb joke, but it's also part of a broader attitude.

Bridging the Energy vs. Environment Divide: Colorado's Roan Plateau Case Study

Marc Ross | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

A few years ago, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) leased 55,000 acres of public land in the Roan Plateau for natural gas development. This would have allowed unrestricted drilling on top of the plateau and throughout most of its uncorrupted terrain.

Hope Amid the Ruins

Phil Campbell | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Phil Campbell

Whenever I want to feel miserable, I look at a bunch of statistics about the state of the criminal-justice system in America and its impact on our most vulnerable citizens, our children.

Cubs' Rizzo Baseball Humanitarian of the Year

Ken Reed | Posted 01.19.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

As Branch Rickey once said, "It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind." Anthony Rizzo is all-in with that sentiment.

Why Beyoncé Wants You to Buy This Backpack (and We Do, Too)

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Operating on the TOMS Shoes model--for each backpack bought, a backpack is donated to a child in need -- STATE Bags was born out of a desire to help provide children in need with healthy snacks, school supplies, a reliable carry-all, and a group of positive role models.

How We Can Help the Homeless

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Lissa Coffey

Although I showed her kindness and respect, I questioned what I could have done differently, how I might have been able to help her.

An Argument for 'Sane' Fracking

Marc Ross | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

I believe common sense measures can address some environmentalists' concerns and provide the industry some credibility while the EPA wraps up its comprehensive study.

The Giving Tree

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Carolyn Ossorio

Did you know that Seattle is one of the only major cities in the U.S. that has a vast network of urban fruit trees?

Bridging the Gap: Baby Boomers and Millennials Working Together for Social Change

Marc Ross | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Marc Ross

Volunteer-based organizations have found inventive ways to encourage participation of various age groups towards a noble cause through a powerful tool -- mission-based work that appeals to the former hippies and the current hipsters.

Through the Eyes of the Youth: Filmmakers Without Borders

Mark W. Guay | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

The youth have the ability to share the raw truth of a story as they struggle to understand the events unfolding before their eyes. They have the ability to bring adults into a youthful frame of reference, one that may perhaps lead to bridging borders instead of dropping bombs.

Giving Has Never Been More Contagious

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Misee Harris

Miyya is an amazing young lady who went through a horrible injury at an early age that scarred her for life. She could have become an outsider, as people called her a freak. But Miyya was courageous.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Where Profits Aren't Enough

Marc Ross | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Fortunately, there are heroic companies practicing corporate social responsibility and emphasizing sustainable business practices. It is no longer an Ivory Tower topic, dominated by stifling case studies, all talk and no results.

If It's a Contest, Who Wins? Brandraising vs. Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

By marrying branding and fundraising, non-profits can achieve a strong, consistent and persuasive message, one that provides the "who" and the "what" -- and for supporters, the all-important "why."