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What About LGBT Refugees In The United States?

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

LGBT refugees might enjoy more freedoms here, but they often live among fellow immigrants, who tend to be more socially and religiously conservative than native-born Americans.

10 Things You Should Know About Aging With Dignity

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

The American public is aging, and 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term care, on average for three years.

Giving Back to Our Returning Veterans

James R. Knickman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
James R. Knickman

We have crowds with signs and balloons and yellow ribbons and cameras welcoming veterans home as they step off that plane; we have parades and sales at the mall a couple of times a year in honor of their service. But as veterans and their families settle back into life at home together, I fear we still fall short.

Are Immigrant Aid Organizations Ready for Reform?

Erwin de Leon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Legislation that regularizes the status of over 11 million undocumented individuals will be a long-awaited boon to immigrants and their families. But will they have the support they need to go through what will undoubtedly be a long and arduous process?

Doing Good With Book Bags and Saplings in Malawi

Ethan Gelber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ethan Gelber

Like all illustrations of generosity at the interface between social enterprise and social good, it involves people who opened their hearts, minds and wallets to the unlikely, who rallied around common causes and who improved everyone's lives.

Let's Get One Million Kids Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Our vision is to be a change agent, industry and thought leader in promoting wellness in the fight against childhood obesity. We have an incredible call list of friends, activators, influencers and doers across the globe ready to join us in making this vision become a reality.

Sequestration's Damaging Effects on Nonprofits and Needy Families

Erwin de Leon | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Should sequestration be allowed to take effect, human service nonprofits would lose billions of dollars in government funding and might have to make difficult choices, such as laying off much-needed staff, or worse, ending programs and serving far fewer clients.

Healing The Grandchildren Of Rwandan Genocide

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Julienne was just four during the 1994 genocide. She is HIV-positive and works as an artisan for this member-owned women's collective through The Ih...

Spreading Success: The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project

Jodi Grant | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education
Jodi Grant

We've learned a lot over the years about how our kids learn best. But putting that knowledge to work in our communities and classroom isn't always as easy as it sounds.

The Proof Behind Expanded Learning

Lucy Friedman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Lucy Friedman

The Expanding Learning and Afterschool Project is a 50-state initiative that gives educators easy and direct access to research and promising practices that can help them use time beyond the conventional school day most effectively for learning.

How to Double Learning Time

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Most kids in America would benefit from spending twice as much time learning in a positive place.

Sports for Peace and Development: the Beyond Sports Summit

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tim Jahnigen

Project GreenHands (India) has mobilized over one million rural people through sports to plant and nurture 8.2 million trees in a part of India threatened by disaster from global warming.