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There Is A Lot To A Name

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

This past May, I graduated from Guilford College, but something still haunted me. It was my name. It did not represent the freedom of my so-called father, a man I never knew.

How to Create a Potential IMPACT in 48 Hours

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

At Ycenter, we believe in three things 1. Make an impact for communities in Africa 2. Offer a hands-on learning experience for college/university stu...

The Juror Voices Project

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Every year millions of Americans are summoned to jury service. Yet, no organized, centralized space exists to collect or share what jurors think about this experience. Juror voices are lost. And, this is a loss for the court system and American democracy.

Applying Current Technology to Positively Change Disability for Tomorrow

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

While we as a society were dreaming of that better future for all, one without injury, disease, or disability, we completely dropped the ball for those with disabilities now, who aren't fortunate enough to be rich and/or famous.

Impact Investing: Can We Pay Her Less?

Ted Barber | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Ted Barber

I was in New York City meeting with an advisor who offered to help raise investor capital for our social enterprise. She was reviewing the business plan and numbers, then looked up and asked, "Can you pay the women less?" My partners and I didn't know what to say.

Light Up the Halo

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.30.2014 | Good News
Bill Couzens

When the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim win a game, fans say, "Light up the halo!" about the giant A with a halo that lights up every time they win.

The Problematic Nature of Trigger Warnings

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Elwood D. Watson

The fact is that life is full of messy and unpredictable circumstance and situations. No one, not even the most lucky or wealthy among us, are going to be immune from being jilted by certain situations. Human nature will make sure of this.

Climate = Opportunity

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Steven Crandell

Some people see climate change as civilization self-destructing. They're wrong. It's the opportunity of the century. Courtesy: NASA Here's why...

Christian Suffering in a World of Suffering

David A. Sánchez, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
David A. Sánchez, Ph.D.

Here I write pondering the exaltation of suffering in Christian scripture as a sign of future heavenly exaltation. What do I say to sufferers of other faith traditions? My suffering, our Christian suffering, is privileged?

7 Things About Homeless Kids You Probably Didn't Know

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact

There are more than 1.6 million homeless children living in the United States, says The National Center on Family Homelessness. That's one in every 45...

Why Studying the Humanities Is Crucial

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Elwood D. Watson

For the better part of the last two decades, we have heard arguments from various quarters that studying liberal arts or the humanities in general wa...

How to Make Disability Mainstream, Today

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

This is my theory, and why I advocate for those with disabilities. I completely believe we have the ability to wipe out disability -- today. How you...

Is Experience the New Graduate Degree?

Hila Mehr | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

With news that the graduate Stafford loan rates will increase next year, and New York Times headlines like 'It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk,' you don't need to look far to see that the higher education experience is broken.

Recreate Yourself

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Shayna A. Pitre

While the consequence of being authentic and great will not likely lead to exile or death in a civilized society, it may lead to rejection. We must ask ourselves, "is being authentic and great worth this rejection?

Women Deliver: Stand by Our Girls

Jill Sheffield | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Going to school shouldn't have to be an act of bravery. Girls -- and boys -- should be able to attend schools free from discrimination, intimidation or threats to their safety. As Pakistani advocate

Impact Leadership -- A New Era of Volunteering in the United States

George Sifakis | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
George Sifakis

Non-profits rely on volunteers to accomplish their mission and therefore must establish strategies and the bandwidth to effectively attract, engage and manage a volunteer workforce.

Teacher: A Street Artist Trying to 'Teach Peace'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

Teacher is one of the most accomplished and prolific street artists in Los Angeles. True to his name, Teacher's focus has been on education and the vital need to focus on the most important resource we have: our children.

When Philanthropists Give Directly, Are Climate Dividends Next?

Mike Sandler | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Mike Sandler

The debate over unconditional cash transfers remains unsettled. It parallels a debate in climate policy over how to spend the revenues from a carbon price.

Teen Talk: What Do Our Teenage Girls Say About #BringBackOurGirls?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Lauren Cahn

What do my teens feel about what's happened in Nigeria? Or about the fact that in some parts of the world, attempting to pursue an education could cost a girl her freedom and her life? What do the their teenage friends think? What's the buzz in the high school halls?

How a Yellow Suitcase Saves Moms and Babies

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

When I arrived to the island, I saw a thriving clinic with lines of pregnant women outside. When I asked the nurse why so many women now use the clinic, she said, "Because of the yellow suitcase." I wondered: How could a suitcase save a life?

How to Raise $50K+ for Vets and Heroes

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes.

A Lay (Wo)mans Description; FSHD Muscular Dystrophy 101

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

At some point in time when we are in a conversation with someone who is disabled, we always come to the point that somebody will ask "What do you have?"

5 Reasons You Thrive By Giving

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Ann Brenoff

Giving is good for your health. Well, if you wanted a selfish reason, there you have one! A study last year at the University of Exeter Medical School found that volunteering was connected to lower rates of depression.

A Life Manifesto for the Class of 2014

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Kalon Gutierrez

Class of 2014, as you embark upon graduation, I ask you to take a long drawn out second to determine what you aspire your own life pie to be. And I challenge you to stick to it.

9 Inspiring Tips on Successful Social Entrepreneurship

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

I've been on this path for four years (knock on wood), and can tell you It's not all fluff and feel good intentions, but its 100 percent completely worth the journey. So if you're thinking of changing the world, here's some tips on how to stay sane.