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Libraries of Love: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine light on seven of our current seed grant recipients. While all of our projects, from those focused in...

Sexual Assault in Universities: Those Excluded From the Dialogue

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 04.04.2016 | College
Pierre R. Berastaín

As the national advocacy effort to change campus culture, best practices, and policies to address sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking in college campuses increases, both policy makers and institutions must maintain traditionally excluded populations at the center.

A Game Changer for Students and Counselors

Julie Vivian | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Julie Vivian

As an advisor, I can forward on every scholarship opportunity in the world and encourage my students to apply for any program they find, but with increasing competition and even higher expectations, it is very difficult to rely on "winning" scholarship money or qualifying for grants amongst a field of so many other competitive applicants.

6 Lessons I Learned From Visiting Refugee Camps

Rim Taleb | Posted 02.17.2017 | World
Rim Taleb

I made thirteen visits to refugees' camps in different areas in Lebanon. During each visit, I learned something new; I learned a life lesson to remember and share with others.

January is National Mentoring Month: 5 Ways Mentoring Will Change Future Generations

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.08.2017 | Impact
Melissa Beck

Think back to your childhood and the adults who influenced you to become who you are today. The person who encouraged you to do better in school, to p...

Missing: Talented and Underserved

Sandy Marshall | Posted 11.03.2016 | Education
Sandy Marshall

In the STEM space talented, capable students who don't look like we might expect; who may not live in the zip code with the awesome robotics club; whose parents may not be aware that a few bus stops away from their front door a world of opportunity awaits. This needs to change.

Get Capital to Main Street to Create Jobs, Revive Communities

Connie Evans | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Connie Evans

As the still fragile U.S. economy cranks out new jobs, with concerns that a jolt from a world event or higher interest rates could spark a slowdown, much of the public and private sectors have ignored the potential of the nation's smallest businesses to help fuel economic growth.

Beyond Three-Fifths of Health With Dr. America

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

One of our first sins as a country was abandoning an ideal of the Declaration of Independence: "all men are created equal." When it came time to write our Constitution, we included a three-fifths clause that said if you fit the slave profile, then you only count as three-fifths of a person.

This Food Market on Wheels Is Driven to Serve Low-Income Communities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
F. Kaid Benfield

It's not unusual for a farmers market to dispense healthy, fresh produce by vehicle. It is very unusual, however, for one to target so-called "food deserts" and accomplish a hefty portion of their business by accepting food stamps and vouchers from other government assistance programs.

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

A Looming Challenge in Higher Education: Our Changing Student

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Higher education leaders and policy makers must adjust to serve the students of the (very near) future, or risk failing in the responsibility to produce an educated citizenry and workforce capable of success.

Diverse Conversations: Online Universities and Underserved Student Populations

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

College attendance has become a necessity for entry into the contemporary workforce. This shift is a direct result of President Obama's goal of having...

Invest in the Success of Low-Income Students

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | College
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

If we truly desire to see improvements in college completion and workforce outcomes for the millions low- and moderate-income students collectively served by Pell, TRIO, and other programs, then first, we must stop pretending like it can be done cheaply.

If LA Shall Appear Great to You, Consider Then Passing CCFO

Edward Headington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There are still glories ahead for our City of Angels but only if men and women purchase them through thoughtful policymaking.

Yoga: How We Serve Native American Communities

Rob Schware | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"In the first approach, CCYoga sends teachers into Native American communities. We teach classes at urban rehabilitation and housing facilities in the greater Phoenix area and on Native American reservations close to Phoenix, Ariz."

How to Combat the Dwindling College Resources for Underserved Students

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

After the NACAC conference, I couldn't get these statistics out of my head. I wanted to do something about the dearth of information available to the underserved.

Obama Administration Keeps Eyes on the Prize

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

What a wonderful investment in America! President Obama and his administration have seen the challenges facing young people in our country today who ...

Apps, Not Just Alms, for the Poor

Paul Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Paul Lamb

The staggering growth in smartphone adoption has resulted in the creation of hundreds of thousands of mobile applications touching almost every intere...

Peace, Prosperity, and Purification: Ignored at our Peril

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

The following is a speech I delivered at the Environmental Grantmakers Association Fall Retreat in Pacific Grove, CA, on October 6, 2010. The theme o...

What Kind of Images are Appropriate for NGO Campaigns?

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Do NGOs have the opportunity to operate both ethically and successfully? Or do some sacrifices need to be made?

Jaicko Partners with 'Music Unites' Charity to Inspire Students

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

It's not everyday that a pop star stops by a middle school and performs his newest single. But that's exactly what happened when Jaicko, the up-and-coming Barbadian singer, visited students at a school in Harlem.

Music Unites Ambassador Melanie Fiona Launches Empowering Women Through Music Initiative

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Edgar

By Mara Siegler Since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, The Bridge, R&B singer Melanie Fiona has been on a quick rise to stardom: ...

David Arquette helps the Music Unites Youth Choir look stylish for their Carnegie Hall debut performance

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Edgar

On Tuesday, the Music Unites Youth Choir will make its debut at Carnegie Hall singing The Who songs and wearing specially designed shirts from David A...

Musicians Step Up To Serve Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A new program, MusicianCorps, hopes to do for music education in the U.S. what the Peace Corps did for international service, Good reports. In lat...