My five year old asks a lot of questions, but his questions about violence are the hardest to answer. I'm rarely at a loss for words, but I struggled to find a way to discuss the Aurora movie theater shootings, the Sandy Hook school shootings and the Boston Marathon bombings. If you are looking for a way to discuss the Boston Marathon or other violent events with your children, you might find these tips helpful.
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.
We all remember seeing the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on TV, but the media is less interested in covering the rebuilding or showing that the beautiful beach towns of the Jersey Shore are back in business. Tourism brings jobs to the Jersey shore. Without a good summer season, many small businesses-- and even larger hotels-- will not survive the year.
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.
In the underdeveloped areas of the world without access to water, droughts are common, which cause severe food shortages. Lack of water also results in improper sanitation and hygiene measures, and prevents the development of these countries in areas such as education, nutrition, and economic growth. The deaths that occur as a result of these chain reactions measure more than any other natural disaster during the last century.
Our approach to charity may be hurting the nonprofit sector more than in helps. Does our focus on dollars spent on overhead keep nonprofits from making lasting change and solving complex social problems? It may be time to re-think charitable donations and philanthropy.
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.
Imagine if for just one hour cities around the world could unite in a way that helps our planet. Such an event does in fact exist and it’s just one week away! Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with WWF. It began in one city in 2007 and by 2012 hundreds of...
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. Their work is a great celebration of women they do every day.
One of the worst consequences of violence against women is the impact it has on children. Evidence suggests that children who experience violence in the home are at an increased risk of becoming victims or perpetrators when they grow up. The circle of violence continues.
Kids can change the world: this is the inspiring story of Peruvian Hearts, a nonprofit founded by an 11-year-old to meet the basic and educational needs of girls living in an orphanage, and empower those girls to strengthen their communities. The founder tells her story, and offers words of wisdom for parents looking to support future change-makers, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders in their own homes.
Want to change the world? Here's how you can get a little money to do just that. Read about an exciting effort by one philanthropist to give one small grant a day to ordinary people ready to do extraordinary things to make the world a kinder, more compassionate place.
Find out how playing soccer gives girls the skills to make the world a better place. Check out some inspiring stories of young athletes using their leadership skills off the field to improve their communities, part of the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy's Choose to Matter contest.
In the Hispanic community, statistics show that women are developing heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanic women. Even worse than that number is the fact that only 1 in 3 Latinas are aware that heart disease is the number 1 killer in our community.
Giving old dolls, teacups, anything we weren't using was part of the ritual of visiting my grandmother's village of Cambita in San CristÃ³bal. I remember feeling good when my cousins saw the toys and played with them. Making my kids share their toys when they aren't using them with other children will show them how lucky they are to have toys to play with in the first place.