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A Solution for Ending Family Homelessness
Ellen L. Bassuk
Activist, writer, researcher, doctor, parent
As the number of families without homes continues to increase, more attention is being focused on their plight.
Investing in New York's Human Capital
Executive Director of the Human Services Council
What Philanthropists Can Learn From Hollywood
This misalignment reminds me of an inefficiency that Hollywood studios have found a way to correct. Studios will fund a project and for any number of reasons it might fall apart before it hits the big screen.
Breaking Down America's Biggest Giving Day
Author and Marketing Strategist
As noted in an earlier post, I had the great fortune of helping out Kimbia with Give Local America, an event that became the largest giving day in U.S. history. The team just released a new infographic that shows some of the data behind the event.
Don't Call It a Comeback... Yet
Emily J. Miller
Policy and Advocacy Director at Voices for Illinois Children
The looming revenue collapse -- the one that will take place automatically at midnight on January 1, 2015 -- will reverse any progress we've made, and will plunge Illinois deeper into its hole.
Budget Cuts Are Not the Answer
It might appear that Illinois is just another spendthrift in a nation of spendthrifts (in a world of spendthrifts). But beyond the rhetoric, which appears everywhere, the numbers don't lie. It's not a spending problem. It's a revenue problem.
DHS Closure Sparks Confusion, Controversy
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein
Journalism Professor, Columbia College
What should public agencies do during this time of extended economic downturn? What should the residents do? Do you know people who work full-time and are hungry?
Balancing Budgets With Humanity
President, Heartland Alliance
To listen to the current debate in Springfield, it seems that a balanced budget for Illinois means building more casinos and cutting funding for human services. But will that really create a brighter future for us all?
Cambodian Youth Program Leader Awarded $25,000 Peace Prize
Art & Activism by Homeless Teen Youth
Founder of NOMADS Magazine, Photographer, Author
The Home Is Where You Make It Project is shining the light on an often overlooked national problem: youth homelessness. By decorating small replicas of homes with various forms of art, homeless youth are getting their message out that they are part of our communities as well.
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