Did it sound crazy, absolutely nuts, to pick up and head off to Africa for six weeks alone, to live in an unpopulated area where there were no doctors? Probably. But I did it anyway.
I know, I know; many people say that resumes for high school students are a waste of time. They are wrong. The way I have students use them, activities resumes are a critical part of the admissions process. Let me tell you how and why.
Whether assisting with care, finances or fun -- grandparents, grand-aunts and uncles and grandfriends are stepping up to make sure the children in their lives succeed.
When Crisis Text Line, the nation's first free, 24/7, nationwide text line, was founded, it was aimed at teens. It makes sense: teens text a lot, they need emotional support, and, oh yeah, they text a lot. Numbers don't lie: the service has processed over 8 million text messages in just over two years.
At WomenOnCall, we see many professionals using the fall months to get more involved in their communities, and we work with numerous individuals via our platform and our direct outreach to help them find the right skills-based project that meets their interests and needs.
Cindy McGinty, a 9/11 widow who refused to curl up in a ball when she was suddenly forced to raise two young boys alone, issues a call to action as w...
Now that Labor Day is over and gone, America's in full back-to-school mode. I've been loving my Facebook feed this morning, filled with friends' photo...
While David insists he's not a hero, the grateful parents of 450 Richmond College Prep students would disagree.
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.