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Minecraft Anyone? Encouraging A New Generation of Computer Scientists and Humanists

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Christine Henseler

Does your son or daughter play Minecraft? And do you stand before that screen wondering what it's all about, and how it's possible that your kid doesn't get dizzy from moving around this blocky world so quickly?

Making Connections

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

New connections are the life blood of your career that can open up new worlds of opportunity to you. If you're someone who struggles with making time for this activity, I want to share two key principles with you and then a few tips.

Foster Mother's Day

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

At 28 years old each, Eric and Mindy Shamp are already well on their way to building a big loving family. In the past year-and-a-half, they have welcomed 11 children into their home.

The Power of Foster Care Politics

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Heimpel

While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.

Fostering Our Future: Foster Youth Advocate for Better Lives

Ryann Blackshere | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Ryann Blackshere

Current and former foster youth will converge on the Capitol building in Sacramento, CA, to advocate for their rights, an example of a broadening foster youth-led political movement laying roots across the nation.

Demanding A Better Education For Children In Foster Care

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

The education of children in foster care is one step in a long, needed march towards a future where we put all children first.

On the Road to Educational Equality

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

Town Hall at Harvard Law School highlights the intersection of foster care and education.

Fighting To Give Foster Children The Support They Deserve

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

The chain of responsibility for children in the foster care system culminates with us, and by virtue of our Democratic process, those who represent us.

The Future of Foster Care: Are We Too Cheap to Keep Children Safe?

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

If making children safe truly requires changing the overarching ideology, then juvenile judges, social workers, children's rights attorneys and social scientists cannot do it alone.

Staring at Superman

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

On Tuesday, the President will deliver his State of the Union Address. In all likelihood, education will be a prominent consideration, sparking a national debate and setting the cogs of Congress into motion.

A Lesson to Be Learned

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Heimpel

In the 50s and 60s this was typified by the "Adoption Project," which forced thousands of Washington State children into white homes in a mad dash to assimilate.