Investing in a community might mean that a project takes longer or that it may cost most than if it was done by a visiting band of short-term volunteers, but the effect will be much deeper.
Bullard said it won't be easy for many African Americans to leave or return in the next big storm, whether it's under their own steam or the city's auspices.
You choose to become even more aware of how each of us plays a very significant part. So you go about your day as usual, but you smile more intentionally, hold someone's hand a bit longer, and make choices that are a part of the solution, not the problem.
Science points to something truly surprising: the single most influential factor (among all other single factors) accounting for differences in education achievement is...
Along the way, I have asked thousands of questions of strangers on the street, innumerable directions from folks at airport Travel Information kiosks, hotels, car rental agencies, airport ambassadors, taxi drivers and anyone else that would stop long enough to listen and answer my queries.
A report from Johns Hopkins shows that 140 million people volunteer annually. If that was a country (let's call it Volunteer Land), it would be just behind Russia in terms of population.
School is starting again and that means so many things. Some children are excited about moving up a grade while some may not be so excited about s...
Sometimes we get ideas. Crazy ideas. Ideas that make us want to do interesting things, things that help others. And too many times we end up doing nothing. We push those ideas away, relegate them to that place where all our dreams languish.
For someone who doesn't have significant challenges to manage, it's hard to truly understand the difference between our lives. Here's an example of what I, and many people who are either chronically ill or disabled, need to do to make a comparatively "easy" day trip to the city happen.
The SDGs will only be successful if all people and groups are fully engaged and have a voice in the way the SDGs are implemented. If we count exclusively on government policy, private and public investment to make things happen, we probably will not have enough resources to reach everybody.
Even the most frazzled travelers are calmed once they realize a knowledgeable person is helping them find their destination. I love helping people in need. As it turns out, I'm also very good at it.
There is growing recognition that we need to find ways to harness the drive and commitment of young people, and leverage their unique skills.
Organizations that help nonprofits understand where they can use more expertise and capacity, and then connecting them with that help, offer one key step towards solving the complex problems we face as a society.
MovingWorlds matches volunteers to projects overseas that can benefit from their skills and experience, for both people lucky enough to work for one these employers, and also for people that want to do this on their own time.
Over the years, I lost myself in being a mom and a wife, and I just couldn't seem to lose weight. Being overweight and finding myself on daily blood pressure medication wasn't enough to get off my butt to get serious about weight loss. Pageantry became my carrot on a stick.
For me, one of the most important days of my life was when I held my first newborn daughter in my arms. I was just so happy. I could not even begin to imagine what it would be like watching her traded for a handful of garden tools.