Privilege is, at its core, easy to identify but difficult to own up to. Those who experience it, myself included, struggle to openly recognize its existence as we hope beyond hope that our kind intentions and good will are enough to overcome it.
I built my sixth Hope After Project in memory of Carla, my best friend's mom, who battled colon cancer for many years. Carla was fortunate enough to be able to live at home while undergoing treatment.
Today is World Food Day, a United Nations-sponsored day of awareness and action focused on making sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.
There are few instances in life when you see true inspiration in action, when it's standing in front of you, revealed right before your eyes. More t...
When you think about a mission to a developing country, ask yourself this question. At the end of the project, who will feel good? If it is the community, great--congratulations. If it is you, find another way to contribute.
Born in Takengon, Central Aceh, Indonesia, Dian Alyan has lived a richly rewarding global life as a brilliant student, world traveler and highly succe...
Young Americans today are facing the crisis of unraveling traditional communities and social structures. In fact, 1 million students drop out of school each year, and 17 percent of youth aged 16 to 24 are out of school and work.
The Case Foundation and Achieve recently published a study that supports the idea that many of us in the volunteer industry have thought all along: giving back to meaningful causes is important to millennials.
when most people think about giving, usually images of donating to a worthy charity or cause -- such as signing up to sponsor an impoverished child -- come to mind.
I challenge all of us to re-imagine what it means to get older. Let's disrupt aging. Let's upend our thinking around what it means to get older. It's really not about aging. It's about living. To disrupt aging, we need to own our age. We need to get to the point where we're no longer defined by the old expectations of what we should or should not do at a certain age.
AmeriCorps members have completed over one billion hours of service since 1994, and have had an immense impact on mobilizing communities to work together for a more promising future. As a former VISTA volunteer, I know firsthand the tremendous impact volunteering can have for both the volunteer and the community.
Although I showed her kindness and respect, I questioned what I could have done differently, how I might have been able to help her.
It is tragic that our nation's child welfare system is so overburdened that caring and compassionate caseworkers get so overwhelmed.
Currently, in the United States, there are 80 million Millennials - generally those born between 1980 and the early 2000s. Collectively they spend about $300 billion annually on consumer discretionary goods.
Life isn't always a party, and it doesn't serve you to ignore your pain. Neither does it serve you to dwell in and on the negative aspects of your life. Be active in your approach to stopping these sometimes endless loops of negative thinking.