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Mothers Come in Different Forms

Mary Lee | Posted 05.07.2017 | Impact
Mary Lee

There are more than 400,000 foster children in state custody right now. Every year, more than 20,000 age out without being reunited with their biological family or finding a new one through adoption.

This Thanksgiving, I'm Grateful For My Adopted Family

Mary Lee | Posted 11.26.2016 | Impact
Mary Lee

We have a lot to be grateful for and this holiday season let's not forget about the more than 415,000 youth in foster care especially older youth. These youth are the most likely to get overlooked for adoption, but they shouldn't be.

'America's Best Leader' Used Eric Reis's Lean Startup Before It Existed

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Marquis Cabrera

Below is an excerpt from our interview on how he intuitively used Eric Reis's Lean Startup during the early days of his organization. I am sharing this to illustrate that some nonprofits can, must, and should pivot to become more effective.

What If We Already Knew How to Tackle Some of America's Thorniest Problems?

Jeff Bradach | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Bradach

Do you wish we knew a way to improve the health of at-risk mothers, and make it likelier that their kids will be safe at home and ready to succeed when they enter school?

Jason Cherkis

Mental Health Programs May Be Easier To Fix Than Gun Laws | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days before the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, a boy in Milwaukee confessed to one of his teachers that he had been troubled by...

$42 Million Grant Helps Foster Kids Age Out Of System

Memphis Daily News | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact

Youth Villages, a Memphis-based national organization that provides a wide array of services to children and families in 11 states and Washington, wil...