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Scaling Community Solutions: Reflecting on the Social Innovation Fund With Paul Carttar

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

In the face of continuing cutbacks from government austerity measures, many nonprofits and their grantmaker partners are exploring ways to increase their impact and most effectively invest their resources in communities.

Medicaid: Help in Hard Times

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medicaid is vital -- it provides hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities with comprehensive health coverage enabling them to become productive, taxpaying members of society.

Lessons Learned From the Ark

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.21.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

As we take stock of the current state of America's children and the desperate need to change direction for the future, some ancient wisdom can give us a blueprint for setting sail and getting our children to safe harbor.

The State of America's Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

As the president and Congress struggle to find a way to lower the budget deficit and to raise the debt ceiling before we default on our debt for the first time in history, I hope they will stay away from further cuts in essential food, health, education, and other supports children need.

The Pledge

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now, many of our elected officials are letting a no-new-taxes pledge take precedence. They are putting this before the pledge to the flag, and to the republic for which it stands, and to the promise of liberty and justice for all.

Giving Black Boys a Strong Start

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

President Obama has called education the civil rights issue of our time. Now is the time for the next transforming freedom moment and movement -- to set our children free from illiteracy, low expectations, and jobless, hopeless futures.

One Woman's Freedom Movement

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

The Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray spent a lifetime challenging not only racial segregation, but systems of discrimination in all of their forms.

Remembering Dr. Benjamin E. Mays' Legacy

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Ramrod straight of posture, unwaveringly principled and caring, keenly intelligent and elegant in speech, Dr. Mays was one of the most important people to me during my college years at Spelman.

Fighting Cuts to Child Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

New York City parent Yvonne works as a home care attendant to help support her 3-year-old son Darnell. Earlier this year she received a letter saying he would be dropped from the program.

Voting Rights Under Attack

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While the Voting Rights Act and other federal voting laws prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, language, ethnicity, religion and age, there is still no law that affirmatively guarantees citizens the right to vote.

From Head Start to Harvard

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.08.2011 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

"I had never seen so much color," Angelica Salazar recalls of her first days as a Head Start preschooler. Her parents, who spoke mostly Spanish, enrolled her in the program knowing their little girl would need English to succeed in school.

The 'Surprises' of the Japanese Crisis and the Investment Lessons to Learn

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.

From the Children's Congress to the Corporations' Congress

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Paul Ryan's "Roadmap for America's Future" is less a budget proposal than an ideological assault on the foundation of a fair society, with the least among us poised to become the principal victims.

Celebrating and Protecting Health Reform for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.02.2011 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The low cost of covering children compared to the high costs of dealing with the consequences later is a no brainer: An uninsured child costs the local community $2,100 more than coverage for a child with Medicaid.

Revisiting Marks, Mississippi

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the critical immediate solutions to the pervasive child hunger Dr. King saw, the underlying crisis -- pervasive child poverty -- persists in the Mississippi Delta.

Poor Children: Stranded at Sea

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

"For poor children... poverty means more than money. For them, it can be a life sentence of exile from the larger society... Poor children and children who are not poor live in utterly different worlds."

Friday Talking Points [128] -- Merry Bartonmas!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Christmas has come in June for the Democratic Party. Republican Joe Barton just delivered a huge, nicely wrapped present to Democrats. The only ques...

Innovative i4c Campaign Partners With Sarah McLachlan's 2010 Lilith Tour

Brett Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Brett Greene

The 2010 Lilith Tour's partnership with TouchPoint Trust Group is an opportunity for fans to participate in the movement to take control in driving social change.