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Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Independence Breeds Empowerment

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

United Theater production is a completely student-run nonprofit. Founder Micaela Connery knows that fostering independence with real tangible rewards gives students the confidence to see what else they can achieve.

Real Life Lesson from Real Life DoGooders: Reject the Status Quo to Solve Critical Problems

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

The underlying theme to America's central struggles over recent years is that they're problems created over time and ignored as they grew in size and scale.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Embrace Technology Today or Be Left Behind Tomorrow

Marc Ozburn | Posted 06.26.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Innovation and technology should be at the forefront of every organization, whether in the private or public sector, to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive and tech-savvy world.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: You, Not Your Circumstances, Hold the Power

Marc Ozburn | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Her beloved parents were immediately killed and over the course of the war, she and her son were the only members of her family to survive the camps. The only reason she and her son were saved was because her captors saw her talents as an opportunity for use in a Nazi propaganda video.

Real Life Lessons for Real Life DoGooders: Help Others by Empowering Them to Help Themselves

Marc Ozburn | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Both Krochet Kids and Sseko are not only helping some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet, East African women, but are also stimulating economies by empowering these women with a respectable wage.

When Broken Down, Build a Connection to Restore Yourself

Marc Ozburn | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Davis' story teaches the real life lesson: When you're left feeling broken, restore yourself by building a connection to others in the outside world.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: If You See Injustice, Don't Ignore It

Marc Ozburn | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

If you see a problem in the world or even in your personal life, it is important to address it head on. Too often, people choose to look the other way to live in denial about a problem with the hope it will magically disappear.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Everyone Wants to Matter and Be Included

Marc Ozburn | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

There is no quick fix to tackle the bullying problem because the causes are too inherent to our society, but a small amount of empathy can powerfully influence an individual and a school community.