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One Man's Crusade for 'Room to Read' for Children Without Books

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Gail Vida Hamburg

"Perhaps, Sir, you will someday come back with books." The words were uttered in 1998 by the headmaster of a grade school in Bahundanda, Nepal -- that had a library, but no books -- to John Wood, a stressed out American senior executive at Microsoft, who was trekking the area's famed Annapurna Circuit.

A Different View of The World: We're All in This Together

Urban Alliance | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhat happens when the economic status of the solid working middle-class family in the suburbs starts to resemble that of the down and out city dweller digging through the trash for his next meal?

Afghanistan Veteran To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor to an Army veteran for his courageous l...

If I Can Do It So Can You!

The HOPE Program | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif HOPE has made me a professional and successful woman, and they can do the same for you. Now I can give my kids a better future and teach them not to make the same mistakes mommy has made.

Redesigning Public Services So They Can Actually Help People

Rachael Chong | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Reboot is a design agency that focuses on service design in international development. In other words, fixing aid programs so that they provide enough...

Positioning Opportunity Youth to Be Tomorrow's Leaders

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Opportunities go to those who have the necessary skills. At YouthBuild programs, we clearly communicate labor market realities to young adults so they know what occupations are in demand and how to obtain the appropriate credentials to advance vocationally.

Expanding Opportunities for Better Jobs in Atlanta

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMore than 630,000 families across the 13-county region are not financially self-sufficient. They are headed by adults who lack the education, training and experience needed to fill middle-skill jobs that pay enough to support a household.

The Power of One

Ashley M. Williams | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Ashley M. Williams

As human beings, we each have the power to make a difference in the world through ever action we take and through every word that we speak.

Geotourism: A Great New Reason to Visit Lake Tahoe

Pamela Mays McDonald | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Pamela Mays McDonald

When you hear the phrase "Lake Tahoe," what's the first thing that comes to your mind? If you said "skiing" or "casinos," you'd respond as probably 99% of Bay Area residents do. If you said "geography," or "sustainability", you'd be among the minority, but you'd be onto a great new idea.

Girl Rising: A Better Life Begins in School

Gordon Brown | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

If one thing was made clear by the scale of the recent anti-child slavery demonstration of 200,000 young people in the Burmese capital Rangoon, it is that regimes can repress for a time but they cannot maintain their repression indefinitely. The marches show that while children may disappear one by one into slavery, sold off by relatives or neighbours, becoming in effect invisible people - the victims' cries for help cannot be silenced forever, and eventually the truth will out.

Designing Better Ways to Give Back

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Firebelly's Dawn Hancock has found a way to inextricably link her design practice to helping her community, by incubating businesses and mentoring des...

The Social Change Lessons MLK Taught Us

Paul Schmitz | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

When we dig a little deeper into two of the milestone moments of the Civil Rights movement, we learn leadership lessons that can inspire us all to step up

What's Fracking Our Minds? Reality, Imagination and What Is Below the Surface

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

The word "Impact" standing alone could be good or bad -- or both. Crashing into something is not the same as transforming it, and in a media rich world there is a constant flood of conflicting data and confusing innuendo.

STEM in Words: Let's Make What We Say Count

Angela Maiers | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

The next time students file into your classroom, let's give them words to which they can tie their aspirations. Then, let us stop and listen to the students who choose to share with us their dreams of changing the world.

Rediscovering the Sandbox

Sebastian Lindstrom | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Sebastian Lindstrom

When we were young, the sandbox represented our purest form of creativity: an environment in which we could play, explore, build and re-build, and discover lifelong friends.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Day of Service and the President's Inauguration

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Let's make this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the most successful national service day yet. Here are five ideas to use if you or someone you know has an excuse for not participating.

Continued Learning at Next-to-No Cost? No Brainer!

Jen Bokoff | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact
Jen Bokoff

Part of what defines the Brainery, and more broadly the millennial generation, is its ability to go with the flow... Communities could wield incredible internal ability and capacity by shifting traditional ways we think about learning to include skill share centers.

Death of a Mentor: What I Learned About the Meaning of Impact

Winnie Kao | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Winnie Kao

Maybe he didn't know how much an honest conversation or encouraging word meant to a kid -- but it set in motion a string of positive actions that helped me become the person I am today -- and I hope to honor his legacy by passing it forward.

Cheers! The Inspiring Way Bartenders Are Spending Their Tip Money

Jen Bokoff | Posted 02.24.2013 | Impact
Jen Bokoff

When Brian Floyd decided to donate his tips from a shift of bartending at The Vanderbilt in Brooklyn, N.Y. to tsunami relief in early 2011, he had no idea what this selfless act would inspire.

Santa Pays a Virtual Visit to Hospitalized Kids

Blair Christie | Posted 02.24.2013 | Impact
Blair Christie

Through the magic of Cisco's video collaboration technologies, children virtually connect to the "North Pole" and are able to share their holiday wishes and Christmas lists with Santa directly.

Are We Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders?

John Connell | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
John Connell

Whatever our own standpoint might be, we should accept that one voice is often missing from this unruly discourse: that of young people, the very group most often affected by the decisions of education leaders. Just as they are absent from educational debates generally, so youthful voices are too often muted when the topic is the leadership of the social good that is utterly central to their futures: their education.

Beyond the Hype: Driving Real Impact with Mobile

Chuck Slaughter | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Chuck Slaughter

The unprecedented increase in mobile connectivity across emerging markets is captivating the world, and for good reason.

The New Nonprofit Is Transparent, Open, And Engaged

Rachael Chong | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Beth Kanter, whose blog is a clearinghouse for information on how organizations can use new technology for good, is rethinking how a nonprofit acts in the digital world.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - The Holidays and Theft

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month because of the increase in instances of theft in the last few months of the year? Theft comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and it is important to realize we are all susceptible.

The Future of Food Series: Exponential Solutions to Transforming Our Food System

Christiana Wyly | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Christiana Wyly

By 2050, we need to figure out how to not only feed but also nourish the three billion new people who will be joining the seven billion of us who are already here on the planet. And we need to figure out how to do this as effectively, ethically and as environmentally sensibly as possible.