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A College Education Is Worth the World, Young Genocide Survivor's College Dream Comes True

Samantha Lakin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Samantha Lakin

This summer marks the two year anniversary of my work in Rwanda. I have met many incredible people during this journey, and know I will meet many more.

Gratitude Speaks: Dr. Mario Martinez, Author of the No. 1 Bestselling 'The MindBody Code'

Miriam Ava | Posted 05.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

I'm Miriam Ava, founder of ColorsofGratitude.com and ambassador of good taste. I love sharing messages that matter and Gratitude Speaks is a wonderf...

The New Yellow in Sierra Leone: Getting Ebola to Zero

UN Women | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
UN Women

While celebrating as the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free on 9 May, neighboring Sierra Leoneans are still struggling to put an end to Ebola in their country. Seeing the crucial front-line roles women play as caregivers, UN Women partnered with UNMEER, to support the women of Sierra Leone.

"World of 7 Billion" Videos Find Planet-Saving Solutions

John Seager | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
John Seager

As a father of three former teenagers, I know that high school students probably don't seem like the best people to ask for ways to save the planet. They are sarcastic, hormonal, and iPhone-obsessed.

A New Ireland Has Been Born

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

The yes vote has inspired a generation just as Ireland prepares to commemorate the 1916 rising. It has shown us what is possible when we dare to dream and realise our huge power to change reality no matter how impossible it might seem.

Marco Rubio and the Challenge to Hillary Clinton

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The conventional wisdom among Democrats is that Rubio's departures from Republican orthodoxy will doom him in the primaries. This is a curious strategy for Democrats since it relies on the Republican right to rescue Clinton from a formidable opponent. It also is likely wrong.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Social-Impact Startup Soceana Founder Tess Michaels -- Your Not-So-Ordinary 21-Year Old CEO

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world. By sharing t...

Code as a Second Language

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Jose Antonio Tijerino

On appearance, Kaira Villanueva seems to be an average sophomore student at Columbia University tracing her way through New York with a well-worn backpack, scratched-up MetroCard, and a youthful curiosity.

How to Save a Life

Hilal Isler | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Hilal Isler

By the time I turned thirteen, I had attended five schools, in four cities, on three continents. My parents were professors who had me late in life and, perhaps because of this, I am an only child.

Digital Youth Summit Inspires Youth to Lead Tech Revolution in Peshawar

Ravi Kumar | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

On a sunny Thursday earlier this month in Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and the fifth largest city in Pakistan, the energy at the venue of the Digital Youth Summit 2015 was palpable from the beginning.

WANTED: The Next Gina Rinehart Or Steve Jobs

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

When I was a kid, I remember thinking about what I wanted to become but I never remembered even contemplating that I could start and run my own business.

Foster Mother's Day 2015

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

When many people think about foster care, their thoughts immediately go to the heart wrenching headlines they read in the newspaper. The system is broken, we are taught to believe. Child protection's primary goal is to rip families apart, we think.

Why Music? An Interview With Sheila E.

Carla Moreno | Posted 05.14.2015 | Arts
Carla Moreno

I sat in during rehearsal with Sheila and the youth. After the initial sound check, Sheila sat down on the edge of the stage and said: "When we're in rehearsal, you're going to be full out. This is a time to be focused. There's no half. It's full out."

Countering Violent Extremism -- Put Youth at the Center of the Narrative

Erik Solheim | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Erik Solheim

Kenya is preparing to host a summit to counter violent extremism in June 2015. A timely and vital initiative by a country reeling from tragic terror attacks.

Let's Care for the Future by Investing in Global Education

Benedict Joson | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Benedict Joson

These curated figures, modest approximations relative to national projections, illustrate some of the costs associated with public higher education in the United States.

The Plight of Children in Armed Conflict

Nausheen Khan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Nausheen Khan

It was an ordinary Tuesday for most of us in the world, but for the children of Central African Republic (CAR), the decision taken on this day will have a significant impact on the direction that their lives take in the future. Or simply put, it will mean that they actually have a future.

Youth Empowerment Matters

Alexis Glick | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Alexis Glick

We know that empowering youth can be as simple as listening to them. And when youth are actively engaged in a problem that concerns them, outcomes are better.

Second Day of Summit

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The CSH Summit: Supportive Housing Innovations is in its second day here in Chicago and the intensity surrounding the discussions has taken our learning and sharing to a whole new level.

Between Iraq and a Hard Place: Passover in Iran

Jai Retter | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Jai Retter

Despite more than 30 years of seclusion and censorship, the majority of Iranians seem to be curious, open-minded, and eagerly seeking connection with Americans.

How One-On-One Tutoring Is Creating Possibilities For LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anastassia Olmos | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

For the nonprofit School On Wheels, change begins when people focus on what they can do to help. “We can’t end homelessness, but we can help a...

Young and Entrepreneurial: Scion Motivatour - Taking the Entrepreneurship Show on the Road

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The Scion Motivatour event has been taking cities in the US by storm. With a goal of helping entrepreneurs take their business to the next level, Scion travelled around the US to support young and passionate entrepreneurs.

A Civil Right for America's Youth: Being Ready for Life

Karen Pittman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
Karen Pittman

Readiness -- for, as we say "college, work and life" -- is not just a universal goal for America's youth. We must position readiness as one of the toughest civil rights issues of our time.

Let's Rebuild Nepal

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Subhash Ghimire

With thousands of our people in remote villages running out of time while relief supplies and volunteers wait to be deployed, our government insists o...

The Predictable Disaster in Nepal

Blair Glencorse | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

Despite the challenges, Nepal has huge amounts of social capital, diaspora engagement, international goodwill and access to regional resources. It is time for all of us to capitalize on these and make sure the earthquake response is timely, fair and accountable. This is the very least the people of Nepal deserve.

'To the Youth of This City': Have the Cries for Justice in Baltimore Been Heard?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The first day of May seemed to mark a turning point in the story of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died of a severe spinal injury incurred while in police custody. His death set off a wave of protests that turned violent this past week.