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Underprivileged Children

Detroit Kids and Violins: Making Beautiful Music Together

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 04.20.2016 | Detroit
Dean Dauphinais

Last week my wife and I had the rare pleasure of attending concerts on consecutive nights. The first one involved one of the biggest names in rock and...

Superstar Mo'ne Davis Designs Shoe Line To Benefit Underprivileged Girls

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.24.2015 | Good News

Mo’ne Davis is unstoppable. The 13-year-old baseball superstar has stepped off the pitcher’s mound to design a line of footwear that will bene...

A Shock to the System

Craig Juntunen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Craig Juntunen

Millions of children live outside of parental care and are warehoused in institutions. So many in fact, that we cannot even get an accurate count. Why?

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.

The Greatest Power and Privilege of All

Isa Adney | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Isa Adney

Love may not raise test scores. But I think it creates the kind of safety net that helps people develop the kind of resilience and skills and motivation they need to fight through whatever lack of privilege they may have been born into.

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

Let Eklavya Into Our Schools

Tarun Cherukuri | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Tarun Cherukuri

India's underprivileged children still face barriers to education today. Policies like Right to Education (RTE) Clause 12, which reserves 25 percent of the class in private schools to "scholarship seats", can enable social inclusion and remove these barriers.

How To Help Kids In Need Go Back To School

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

It's back-to-school time, which means kids are savoring those last moments of the summer and parents are doing that mad dash through the aisles for su...

Finding Yourself in Helping Others

Opal Vadhan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Opal Vadhan

Wow, this isn't the Jamaica you hear about in the commercials for the resorts or vacations! I've been in Kingston, Jamaica, since Wednesday, June 12 and it's already changing my life.

Helping Others Do the Impossible

Joel Runyon | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Joel Runyon

I've realized that once you start to do something you've never done before, you start to realize what actually is possible. Of course, here in the States, along with most developed nations, we sort of take that opportunity for granted.

Nonprofits Help Needy Kids Start School With Dignity

Posted 08.17.2012 | Impact

For the 21 million children who go hungry during the summer months without free school lunch, September signals an end to searing stomach pangs. But i...

The Big Brother Effect

Mike Eskenazi | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Mike Eskenazi

I realized two things right then. Each of our worlds seemed to becoming less alien to the other. Also, just like that, I was a trusted adult in this kid's life. What started on something of a whim, with the five minutes it took me to fill out that online form, was now very real.

Real Life Lessons from Real Life DoGooders: Step Through the Uncomfortable and Into the Unknown

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Many young people, especially the disadvantaged, lack the parental interactivity which provides confidence to try new things.

Leveraging Technology to Feed India's Hungry Children

Jesse Seaver | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

A wholesome mid-day meal, served in schools, helps break the cycle of poverty and helps children to become productive global citizens.

Education Gap Grows Between Rich And Poor, Studies Show

The New York Times | Sabrina Tavernise | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education was historically considered a great equalizer in American society, capable of lifting less advantaged children and improving t...

Model UN Program Inspires Underprivileged Kids

Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

Protests ensue across America as unemployment continues. Europe teeters on the brink of financial ruin. Genocide in the Sudan and Darfur leave thousan...

Students Still Have Unequal Access To Educational Opportunities

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education

Amid efforts in education reform, students across the country still face large disparities in educational resources and opportunities, according to a ...

Comedy Camp Boosts Kid Comedians' Self-Esteem

Mark C. Miller | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Mark C. Miller

Ever seen a nine-year-old underprivileged kid perform stand-up comedy before a live, nightclub audience? No, that's not some out-take scene from a David Lynch movie. Jamie Masada saw it first in his mind and then proceeded to make it happen.

Battle Hymn of Kelley Williams-Bolar

Danielle Moss Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Moss Lee

Poor parents care about education. I wonder: if we, as a nation, accepted that fact, would there be greater accountability for how we engage and support all parents in schools?

Folsom Prison Inmates Pack School Supplies For Needy Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Behind bars at California's Folsom Prison, inmates are giving back to local communities by packing donated school supplies for children. One inmate, ...