If ever there was an issue on which Americans can mobilize for change -- on which they yearn to engage -- it is education.
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This week is National Volunteer Week, and one of Chicago’s largest charitable organizations is mobilizing a small army of locals to hit the streets ...
As the Detroit Public Schools system continues its attempt to erase a $327 million budget deficit, financial assistance couldn't come at a better time...
American schools need help. Unfortunately, that's no April Fools' joke.
On April 1, United Way launched a campaign to rally 1 million volunteers to g...
When high school graduates cross the stage and collect their diplomas, there are many people who helped to make that happen.
Macro-economic and developmental problems cannot be solved by any one person alone. However, Thanksgiving is a good time to think about what each one of us can do as members of organizations.
If we're going to see school reform, real school reform, we're going to need to start asking tough questions and demanding serious answers. Kudos to Mr. Canada for leading the charge.
WASHINGTON — A new ranking of the nation's 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ...
Students need programs that bridge the gap between pre-school and elementary school and provide them with the support they need for greater academic success.
By imposing new taxes on nonprofits, I fear that policy-makers have forgotten why the tax exemption was put in place: nonprofits provide a service that relieves the burden on others.
Many of us, overwhelmed by bad news on the ecological front for more than a decade, may almost by default find ourselves passively letting bad go to worse.
A nonprofit board of directors can make or break an organization, particularly in times of economic stress or at organizational transition points.
It's clear what the Catholic Church must do: determine the facts, share them with the public, prosecute the alleged perpetrators, fix the system, and then make a sincere apology.
As we all know, a charity's success and effectiveness goes well beyond a one-dimensional focus on nonprofit finances.
After making a donation to Youngstown State University's annual United Way fundraiser, Phil Hirsch, an administrator at the university, won a supermar...
At colleges and universities across the nation, students are ditching plans to relax on sun-drenched beaches, opting instead to spend their spring bre...
New York City's Haitian community will face significant long-term challenges as a result of the tragedy.
The next ten years, I hope, will be better than the last for New Yorkers, especially those in our underserved communities. To put us on the right track I want to highlight five goals for 2010.
What would be the impact if we succeeded in lowering the dropout rate? How much better off will we all be if we succeed in our dropout prevention efforts?
Forty-nine million Americans do not have dependable access to adequate food. That's nearly 15 percent who struggle to get enough to eat, up from 11 percent a year earlier.
The weather has turned dangerously cold in much of the country, putting homeless people at high risk of injury or even death. If you encounter someone...
Can a new village of homes be built in a day? The answer is yes if you have volunteers, vision, and an innovative design for geodesic homes.
As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day.
A 12-year-old girl in ...
Despite the negative press, LA is a vibrant hub of ethnicities and ideas, a thriving metropolis that spurs continuous innovation for the common good.
The jobless rate is at a 16-year high and we are seeing an ever-increasing demand for basic human services nonprofits provide as families lose their health care or their homes.
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