Around the world, one million babies don't live past their birth day. Here's a peek at Save The Children's new report about the State of the World's Mothers 2013, and a few organizations working to improve the health of mothers and babies.
April is National Poetry Month. Youth writing programs are using poetry to improve reading and writing skills, develop creativity, and change lives. Here are three organizations doing just that, plus three ways to celebration National Poetry Month.
Susan B. Anthony said, "I think it (bicycling) has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world." Bicycles are continuing to give women, girls, and men around the world freedom and opportunity - from helping girls get to school in Cambodia to bringing food to the hungry in Colorado. In honor of Earth Day, here are six organizations changing the world with bikes.
In many communities, budget cuts have slashed the arts from public schools. Here are four ways organizations are using the arts to increase graduation rates, teach math and literacy concepts, and help kids build creativity and explore self-expression - including DIY tips for parents looking to build the arts in public schools.
Over 1. 4 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty - it's been called the greatest crisis of our time. Here's the inspiring story of one organization, founded by a Marine Corps platoon commander who saw the link between poverty, terrorism, and global instability and created a holistic, integrated approach to support leaders building solutions in their own communities.
Creating awareness is very important, and for many of us is the only contribution we are able to make, however, there are many heroes who are making it happen on the ground and I was filled with hope reading their stories and how they are helping their communities.
Here's a simple way to incorporate giving and charity in your family's routines: a new monthly subscription service helps kids change the world, and look cute while doing it. Each purchase at Mightee Kids supports a different nonprofit, and includes kid-friendly information about charities.