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Why I'm OK Having a Mid-Level Dental Practitioner Work on My Teeth

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Until a few years ago, I wouldn't have believed that anyone with 24 months of training (plus a six- to 12-month preceptorship) could help solve America's dental health care crisis. Now I know better.

10 Things I Learned #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In no particular order of importance here are 10 things I learned during the 39th Annual National Association Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair held in Boston, Massachusetts.

A New War On Inequality

Carla Thompson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Carla Thompson

For far too long, some political leaders have looked at education and economic inequality as two disconnected factors that keep children and families from achieving the elusive American dream.

Sparking Greatness Through Community Leadership

Sterling Speirn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Sterling Speirn

In my current role as President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, I often think of those neighbors and everyday citizens who held their kids on their laps during City Council meetings and then went back home, working side-by-side to make their neighborhoods safer, cleaner and more playful.

Opening the Curtain on the New 2.0 Era of Impact Investing

Ben Thornley | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Co-authored with Jed Emerson Impact investing has not been growing as quickly as many practitioners might have hoped. Knowledge of what does and does...

Detroit Children Tell Us "Where Poetry Lives" -- on PBS NewsHour

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

In the eyes of some, such as CBS's 60 Minutes, we are led to believe Detroit is akin to "Mogadishu.'' But I am proud that our work, and that of so many other committed Detroiters, paints a truer picture.

No Family Left Behind

Carla Thompson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Carla Thompson

Every child can succeed regardless of their race, ethnicity or socioeconomic background. The cycle of poverty in which many American families live is breakable; low-income families need to be viewed as assets, not barriers, to their children's success.

Letting Wisdom Lead - Southern Africa Style

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Gregory Stebbins

Recently Insight University was blessed with an opportunity to share its Letting Wisdom Lead workshop with 150 graduates of the Kellogg Southern Afric...

The Conversation We're Not Having When We Talk About Affirmative Action

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Dr. Gail Christopher

Our ability to compete in the global economy demands that we prepare students from every background for success in college and careers. Our nation's long struggle for equality demands that our campuses come to look more like our communities.

At the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation, Has the Race Myth Been Put to Rest?

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

This is not just about -- or even mostly about -- overt racists who explicitly see people of color as something less than human. Such people are still out there, of course. But the belief in racial hierarchy also persists in much more subtle ways.

Fueling Detroit's Economy With Micro-Grants

Posted 03.20.2012 | Detroit

A new, $2.4 million initiative to pump up the economy looks beyond the boardroom to train an unlikely group of entrepreneurs: Small-business owners in...

Active Civic Engagement: The Power of People to Make Change

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Matt Leighninger of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium has written "Creating Spaces for Change: Working Toward A 'Story of Now' In Civic Engagement" focusing on community organizing and deliberative democracy.

Philanthropy's New Ice Age: Will Social Innovation Survive the Freeze?

Jumpstart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jumpstart

After a decade of philanthropic investment that has produced a flowering of innovation and social entrepreneurship not seen since the late 19th century, all signs point to a flash freeze.