International Women and Girls' Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women--bu...
Many Germans are worried about the shock that their society is receiving with the sudden arrival of probably more than one million refugees.
Today, we're amplifying young people's voices and, beyond that, giving them a tangible way to keep their school safer from gun violence. This is the Guns Out campaign, a national initiative that is activating thousands of students to demand their college president take a public stand against guns on campus.
If you're like me, your dinner table, water cooler and social media conversations this week included Chris Rock quotes, primary predictions and a ...
The organization I have the privilege to lead -- United Nations Volunteers -- is located in Bonn, Germany. I live there with my family, and opposite our home is one of the largest refugee processing centers in our city.
With its high population density, Singapore is no stranger to competition; and given its relative wealth, Singapore has fewer charities per population than the other cities above. But why are there so many hands up in Singapore for so few opportunities?
The millennial generation, we are often led to believe, is so self-absorbed, so addicted to personal technology and narcissism, and so exacting in their expectations of what is important to their lives that we shouldn't look for substantial contributions from them. I disagree.
The scents, emotions, and images of my Peace Corps experience remain crisp in my mind, even as the years sneak by. There's a certain spice mixture - y...
While most of us do not devote ourselves to causes in the way that Bryan Stevenson does, there is much for us to learn in how we live our lives and through service to our communities as volunteers and nonprofit board members.
I choose to devote my time to TPS because one person can make a huge difference here. Sometimes that means bringing dinner for the group, sometimes it means helping to paint a wall, or tutoring, or making a donation, or bringing in winter clothes, or toiletries, sometimes it's a food drive and sometimes it's a holiday meal.
It was one of the visits that I cannot forget. On that rainy day, I saw a blond girl waiting for her turn to be examined. I asked her to come forward; she only smiled.
Too often people dismiss the word "happy" as frivolous. Some think it's a throwaway word, insubstantial and shallow. I happen to think it's an extra...
To the working mom who isn't able to be at every school event or every volunteering opportunity, here is a shoutout to you, my dear, because I know too well some of the things you deal with.
Now my children have grown up and moved away, and I am divorced. I have only left my house twice in the last two weeks, and in that time I have only talked, in person, to two people who know me. In that same two weeks that I have only eaten two meals in the company of other humans.
Regardless of sector, race, or age, we all want the same things for our families and ourselves: as my mother says, "health, happiness, safety, the strength to cope with anything that comes our way." Here are six practices that help me get a little closer to whole heart health.
Volunteering with election polls isn't what usually comes to mind when we think of corporate volunteering. But why not?