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Teen Makes Occupy Wall Street Trip With Grandmother

Turnstyle | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

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Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Remembered By Mentee

Turnstyle | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

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Wall Street Protest Supporters 'Occupy' Tumblr

Turnstyle | Posted 11.30.2011 | College

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Anonymous Donor Grants Dying Girl's Wish To Be Buried Next To Mother

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact

Megan Parson's last wish was to be buried next to her mother, who died several years from Machado Joseph's Disease. Megan, who died weeks ago, also...

Order To Rehire 75 D.C. Teachers Fired During Rhee Era Is Upheld

The Washington Post | Bill Turque | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

The District's labor-management relations board has upheld an arbitrator's decision ordering the D.C. Public Schools to rehire 75 new teachers fired i...

Whose Responsibility Is It to Feed America's Hungry?

Vicki Escarra | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Every person and every sector has an obligation to help our fellow citizens and ensure America's prosperity. Hunger is an urgent issue in America, and we must do something about it now. Not tomorrow or next year, but now. People are suffering today.

Empowering Orphans

Neha Gupta | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Neha Gupta

When I was a child, my grandparents used to take me to an orphanage in India to interact with the kids. However, I did not exactly understand the plight of the children's' lives until I was nine years old.

Watch: Reporter Pulls Man From Overturned SUV

Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact

When Detroit Free Press reporter Steve Neavling started posting to Facebook Tuesday morning - it was all business. By Tuesday evening however, he was ...

Join Me in the Huddle to Fight Hunger

Joe Montana | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Joe Montana

One out of every 6 Americans doesn't know where their next meal is going to come from. It is unconscionable that anyone should be facing food insecurity in this land of plenty, which is why all of us should do our part to ensure no one has to go hungry again.

Even More D.C. Teachers Accepting Bonuses Amid Cheating Probe

Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

More highly rated teachers in D.C. Public Schools are accepting performance-based bonuses than in the past, American University Radio WAMU reports. ...

Using the 9/11 Documentary Rebirth to Repair Lives

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The documentary Rebirth begins with a sound familiar to New Yorkers. It's the audio theme for the "all news all the time" radio station 1010 WINS.

D.C. Schools Revises Controversial Teacher Evaluation System

Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Teachers in D.C. Public Schools who perform well will see some easing from a controversial evaluation process introduced by former DCPS Chancellor Mic...

Making Progress in the Fight Against Illiteracy

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 11.06.2011 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

Despite a reduction in our federal funding this year, Reach Out and Read is working harder than ever to ensure that the next census report shows that every child under 5 is read to daily.

KNO Clothing -- Eradicating Homelessness One Cloth at a Time

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact
Piyush Mangukiya

The vision for KNO Clothing was big -- to help end homelessness in United States. What started in one community a little less than a year ago is now a national fashion movement.

WATCH: Paint And Flowers Bring A Sense Of Home To West LA Vets

Pacific Palisades, CA Patch | Amanda Salem and Sara Fay | Posted 10.31.2011 | Los Angeles

With paintbrushes, rakes and screwdrivers in hand, a team of volunteers stirred up some dust at New Directions, a veterans residential facility at the...

9/11 Charities Under Fire For Broken Promises

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 10.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Americans eager to give after the 9/11 terrorist attacks poured $1.5 billion into hundreds of charities established to serve the victims, ...

Innovations to Save Moms and Babies

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Dr. Rajiv Shah

We know that it is not sufficient to simply develop a single innovation that can save lives. We also have to find ways to deliver these innovations to scale in order have countrywide impact for those in greatest need.

Gloria: In Her Own Words -- A Life in Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Why did Gloria Steinem evolve into a symbol of so much to so many? It's impossible to know. She became a vessel through which some women discovered themselves, their potential, and the strength to advocate for their own truths.

Thrifting in My Backyard: Grand Opening and a Grand Old Time

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.12.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

My family and I had the opportunity to attend the most recent Goodwill store opening in our area this past Saturday. This new, exciting thrifting oppo...

What Can the Horn of Africa Do in the Face of Severe Droughts?

Vinod Thomas | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Vinod Thomas

Given the unfortunate recurrence of droughts in the Horn of Africa, there is urgency in investing and maintaining drought resilient agriculture and agribusiness.

Being Practical in Creating Change

Diana Mao | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

Two men, Jonathan Walton and Max Lyons are working to break the misconception that the homeless are lazy, crazy, and harmful drug addicts.

5 Lessons I Learned Hosting an Exchange Student

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Just short of moving abroad ourselves, hosting an exchange student proved to be an unparalleled cultural education.

Decline in Giving to Human Services Means Nonprofits Must Improve

David Henderson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
David Henderson

If our ultimate goal is to end poverty, we have to face the fact that growing the funding pot is not presently a strategy we can pursue. Instead, we will have to do more with less.

Personal Responsibility and the Fight for Clean Air

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Instead of people just shaking their heads and sighing, "Well, what can I do?"... The answer is simple. Take a proactive step. The window of opportunity to send a comment of support to the E.P.A. is drawing to a close. August 4th to be exact.

The Exchange: Why School Supplies Matter

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Kalon Gutierrez

The revelation came near the end of the trip, as Luis realized that at every school and orphanage he visited, children lacked backpacks and supplies. Luis vowed to help change these circumstances.