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Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Jim Luce

In looking back at 2013's most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the U.S.S. Intrepid along the West Side ...

At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights 'NGO GlobalPay'

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union (WU) at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO H...

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

Prince Harry: From Polo in Connecticut to Orphans in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...

At Cipriani: 2012 Women Refugee Voices of Courage

Jim Luce | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

This year, a luncheon hosted by the Women's Refugee Commission focused on the need to protect and empower displaced adolescent girls -- one of the most vulnerable groups within a refugee setting.

Afghan Fund Launched As Orphans Visit New York

Jim Luce | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

With the American presence in Afghanistan shaken in the horrific wake of Quran burnings, the death of innocent civilians and indications that the Amer...

Touching the Untouchables in a Rural Indian Village

Jim Luce | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Jim Luce

I have been privileged to visit two "Untouchable" villages while here on pilgrimage in India -- the first about four miles outside Bodh Gaya in Bihar province, and the other about four hours south of here, in the village of Dumri in Jharkhand province.

At the UN: Co-hosting Conference on World Peace, Health and Culture

Jim Luce | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

Recently I agreed to co-host the World Peace, Health and Culture Conference at the United Nations on behalf of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW),...

My Mother: "God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!"

Jim Luce | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

My mother's words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I...

Long After Tsunami, Rotary's Youth Centre Continues in Aceh, Indonesia

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I arrived in Aceh a few weeks after the catastrophic Tsunami of December 2004. As founder of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), I wanted to use ...

Rotary International Names Dynamic New General Secretary

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, and they couldn't have a more capable general secretary than John Hewko.

Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build School for Tibetan Orphans in India

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Manjushree Orphanage, she explained to us, is in the village of Tawang, located at the foot of the Himalayas where there has long been a border dispute between China and India.

Private Initiative Marshall Plan Launches for the New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been working in Haiti since Christmas 1999. That New Year's Eve I hired my first staff -- my first local partner -- with a handshake at the Ol...

The Dichotomy of Haiti: Hell Meets, well, Heaven

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

There is a fundamental dichotomy in Haiti between Heaven and Hell. I chose to embrace its heaven while trying to eradicate its hell.

Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthqu...

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

Skype Interview with Josh Silverman on Haiti and Bettering Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Luce

As you probably know, the multilingual, cross-platform Voice over Internet Protocol, instant messaging, and videoconferencing sensation known as Skype...

Overcoming Barriers with Electronic Connectivity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Where we no longer must allocate the time and resources to go physically to all corners of the earth -- Facebook, Skype, our email takes us there.

Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

In the spring I travelled to Barcelona for the GSM Association's World Congress, with 49,000 participants spread between mobile phone-related 1,300 ve...

One Woman's Mission: Empowering World's Poorest Girls to Transform World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Jin In off a snowy sidewalk near Bryant Park in New York City this past winter. She just returned from Nepal, energized. There, she was ...

9/11 Reflection: Let Us Not Waste The Limited Number of Hours We Have Left

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

9/11 brings back haunting memories. Having buried by brother and mother almost back-to-back just before 9/11, losing all three of my life-long mentor...

Orphans International Worldwide Unveils New Website for Sponsoring Kids - Including Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) unveiled its new website, the third since its founding in 1999. I created the first, which was indeed primitiv...

Haitian-American Professionals Returning to Haiti to Help Post-Quake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Haitian-Americans are becoming increasingly vital to the reconstruction of Haiti. I accompanied several back to their native land last week to work w...

Haitian Leadership Mentoring Program for Orphans Growing in Leogane

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

There is no reason for Haiti to be a hell hole. It has abundant and beautiful natural resources, an incredible and indomitable people, and is only tw...

Trip to Haiti #22: Some Changes at Bottom, Same Old Stuff at Top

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

My 22nd trip to Haiti since 2001, the third since the earthquake of January 12. Probably over 250,000 dead more than six months ago. The exact figur...