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Creating Haiti's Future Leaders Through Art

Karl Romain | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Karl Romain

The organization, Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) partnered with artist Laurel True of True Mosaics Studio who came and taught local children how to use mosaics to change the face of the devastation.

Teen Goes From Sleeping In Car To High School Graduate, Thanks To 1st Of Its Kind Program In L.A.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact

Nora Perez wants to become an FBI agent someday. Although that may be an ambitious goal for any recent high school graduate to have, it's even more so...

Here to Change the World: Emerging Artists Turn Downtown Dreams Real at University Settlement and The Door

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.30.2014 | New York
Jaime Lubin

The emerging artists from US and The Door have certainly made an indelible impression on how I think about the world -- here's hoping they continue to do so for a lifetime.

Cal Ripken Jr. and His League of Extraordinary Givers

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

Knowing all too well that sporting events and having fun are secondary to survival for many youth, Cal Ripken Jr. and his family began the work of making a deeper impact in the lives of children on a national scale.

A Solution in Chicago: The Learn and Earn Program

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago
Earl Martin Phalen

In light of the violence, it's imperative that we continue to discuss positive solutions that will engage and keep our children safe. The Learn and Earn Program, a summer youth development program that engages hundreds of Chicago teens, is a model that is working.

Making Time Count

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

My experiences in Ghana taught me that I am my most authentic and joyous self when I am empowering others to run forward -- toward dreams, toward passions, toward fulfilling lives. Making others count makes time count.

PHOTOS: Youth Boxing Hits The Streets In Venezuela Program

AP | JORGE RUEDA | Posted 06.08.2012 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Migadalia Flores was worried about raising her 13-year-old son in a poor Caracas neighborhood where teenage boys often drift int...

Get Ready to GET VERSED

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 07.17.2012 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

The care we give children is returned tenfold by our young people, and their talents and generous hearts will make a better world for us all.

Youth Programs In Higher Demand Amid Unemployment, Funding Cuts

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.12.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — A survey of Salvation Army youth programs in more than 80 cities shows more than eight in 10 programs saw increased demand from chi...

Journey of a Young Dreamer

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 12.30.2011 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) didn't just give me words of inspiration about how my dreams can come true; it showed me a picture of it.

Kia Makarechi

'Doc' Dorsey Brings Golf To Disadvantaged Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact

Many people hate going to the dentist, but there's one practitioner in Orlando, Fla., that everyone is happy to see. For 20 years, Dr. Thomas J. Dorse...

Chicago Youth Program Fights Violence With Employment

Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

Nearly 700 children were hit by gunfire last year in Chicago, according to a report by NPR. NPR has been chronicling the efforts by Chicago schools, p...

Sept 11th -- Let's Save That Date

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

You probably remember exactly where you were nine years ago on September 11th. But do you know where you'll be on that date this year? I hope you'll be joining us for the second annual observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Cambodian Youth Program Leader Awarded $25,000 Peace Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Phalen Lim fled Cambodia at the age of 2 in 1975, during the regime of the Khmer Rouge, and has never forgotten what it was like to start over as an i...

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.

Shovel-Ready (Garden) Projects Abound

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

As record numbers of Americans apply for food stamps and trickle into the nation's already-strapped food banks, it seems like community gardens should be a high priority.