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TheZone as Jewish Penicillin for the Pew Report Brought to You By Oorah

Varda Epstein | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion
Varda Epstein

At the time of its release, a Pew report on the state of American Jewry released last October had the Jewish world in a tizzy. "We're shrinking!" they kvetched. "We're losing our people!" they shried.

Runway To Recovery: Watch GLAM4GOOD Help 8 Homeless Women Feel Beautiful

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 08.16.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

Rachel hit bottom. She was no longer taking care of her children or talking to her family. "I was pretty much living on the streets doing things I never imagined I would be doing ... stealing, lying," she said. "I hated myself and was absolutely miserable. I wanted to die."

4 Lessons Homeless Veterans Have Taught Me

Nick Holt, MSW, ASW | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Nick Holt, MSW, ASW

In working with veterans for the past five years, I have learned a lot about their lives, thoughts, feelings, actions, intentions and outcomes. These learnings have reshaped the way I look at homeless veterans, myself and my community.

Hot 97's Shani Kulture and WBLS' Barbara De Laleu Present 'The Kulture Movement'

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 06.08.2014 | Black Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

Creating "The Kulture Movement" as an initiative to help influence young adults was the original idea but instead with the help of influential friend, Barbara De Laleu, Shani Kulture set his plan in motion as a social issue that needs be addressed by the masses.

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Jewvangelist: Parody, Practicality or Prohibition?

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

In a convincingly Jewish fashion (and fittingly created by both Jews and non-Jews), a new YouTube comedy series entitled Jewvangelist is generating a following and providing an opportunity to reopen this challenging internal dialogue.

Reconsidering the Civic Value of Cooperative Extension Through Stories

Scott J. Peters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Scott J. Peters

We should never make the mistake of thinking that what's in official reports about Extension (or anything else, for that matter) is the whole story. Or sometimes even the real story. And that we should never confuse official reports, mission statements, theories, lists of goals and objectives, and the like with actual practice.

7 Ways to Improve Your Email Response Rates

Simon Tam | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

From introductions to pitches and proposals, chances are that your initial impression with someone will often be through this medium. Despite the importance of this system, few really take the time to learn it well in order to get better results.

You Won't Believe What NASA Is Planning To Do On The Moon In 2015

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

A small team at NASA's Ames Research Center has set out to "boldly grow where no man has grown before" - and they're doing it with the help of thousan...

We Can Save One Another

Joe Peacock | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Joe Peacock

We all need to rally around one another and push positivity. Turn off your fucking TVs and quit poisoning your emotions with tragedy and "reality" and start being a part of each others' lives.

Monkey See Monkey Do: A Challenge From SurveyMonkey

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Denham

SurveyMonkey, the world's largest survey company, is leading with its heart. And they are challenging other businesses to follow.

The GOP's Minority Outreach Delusion

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The RNC understands that and is trying to do something about it at least verbally. But many millions that back the GOP precisely because they like it just the way it and America once was, virtually render its minority outreach campaign little more than a delusion.

Mending Souls: One Song at a Time?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

They have one million views on YouTube, eleven thousand subscribers and are called the cutest couple on earth. Besides taking my mind off my ugly break up, Bria and Chrissy have showed the power musicians can have on the queer community.

Local Governments Do Not 'Like' Facebook's New Page Name Policy

Steve Ressler | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Steve Ressler

The popular social media site is cracking down on their page management policy, and according to their Facebook page terms, name guidelines must not consist solely of generic terms such as "beer," "pizza," and now geographic locations such as the "City of Olathe, KS."

Reunion With Soul: Launching Love Through Your GPS

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Never, ever forget or doubt the difference your GPS makes when you rise above self-doubt or indifference, reclaiming the moment for what needs a voice in your heart.

This Easter Season, Remember: Church Growth Is About More Than 'The Marrieds'

David Crumm | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
David Crumm

Single adults and single parents tell me that they immediately sense when all of the spiritually rewarding experiences in a congregation are aimed at nuclear families. That's not a welcoming place.

You Never Know

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.19.2011 | Technology
Zoe P. Strassfield

Now there was another period of silence, long minutes as the shuttle's main engines continued to burn to take it into orbit. The bright curvature of the Earth against the darkness of space was visible.

Court Program Helps Homeless Get Clean Slate

Detroit Free Press | L. L. Brasier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Timothy Payne was facing several hundred dollars in traffic fines, and unable to get his driver's license back because of them. Already teetering on ...

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Michael DeJong

After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

Graduation Night

Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

Guns and knives were drawn. Injury or death seemed imminent. Seconds after receiving the call, two carloads of outreach staff left for the scene of the conflict.

StandUp For Kids: A Hot Meal and Trust on the Street

Judy Ranan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Judy Ranan

Over the months I've come to not only respect the street kids I work with for what they've gone through, but to understand that they are survivors.

Spare Some Change... Spread Some Hope

Michael Leoni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Leoni

Every minute in America, 1 kid will run away. Every day, 13 of those same kids will die on our streets. At this very moment, almost 2 million kids are living on our streets and of those 2 million, 650,000 of them are under the age of 15. These statistics are staggering but what's more shocking is the number of Americans who are unaware of this crisis.

Cesar Chavez at the Root of Obama's Campaign: Grassroots Latino Voter Outreach

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

If Barack Obama's campaign wins on November 4th, LA should be identified as the birthplace of the grassroots voter outreach strategy that dramatically changed the political course of the US.