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Global Initiatives

The Future Is Bright: Youth Pave The Way For Global Impact
2 years ago

The Future Is Bright: Youth Pave The Way For Global Impact

Global Youth Service Day is a worldwide service event that is dedicated to celebrating the initiatives that millions of children and youth work on throughout the year. All of whom take …
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Women Everywhere Took to Twitter to Share Stories of Childhood Sexual Harassment
2 years ago

Women Everywhere Took to Twitter to Share Stories of Childhood Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has many faces. Sometimes it’s a catcall, sometimes it’s an inappropriate comment or look made by an older male, or sometimes it’s unwelcomed or forced touching. Whatever shape …
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Nine To Five Sunshine: Benefits Of Having A Green Filled Workplace
2 years ago

Nine To Five Sunshine: Benefits Of Having A Green Filled Workplace

Picture a modern office – very bright lights, and lots of white walls. This is where I found myself two months after graduating college when I got a position as …
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China: Garments With Stories
2 years ago

China: Garments With Stories

Struggling to uphold its cultural and historical identity in the midst of a modern culture of mass production famous for the tagline: ‘Made in China’

On the banks …
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International Women’s Day: Pledge For Parity Worldwide
2 years ago

International Women’s Day: Pledge For Parity Worldwide

She wept. “Live or die, you will marry him, she says.”

In one sentence, Mahira* became the face of a circumstance I only knew in theory. She told of her …
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Changing The Way We Visualize The Syrian Refugee Crisis
2 years ago

Changing The Way We Visualize The Syrian Refugee Crisis

There are over 4 million refugees (and counting) who have left ‪Syria since the beginning of the war. For many of us, the only context we get to understand the …
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Breaking Up the Winter Doldrums: Volunteer or Virtually Volunteer Options
2 years ago

Breaking Up the Winter Doldrums: Volunteer or Virtually Volunteer Options

It’s winter. And many of us have cabin fever or as I like to call it the winter doldrums. This means people are turning their thoughts to spring and what …
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World Cancer Day: Fight The Battle Alongside The Young And Brave
2 years ago

World Cancer Day: Fight The Battle Alongside The Young And Brave

My name is Matt Coulter and I’m the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Young and Brave Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping today’s youth beat cancer. We aim …
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How To Help Fight Against Human Trafficking, Our Century’s Greatest Injustice
2 years ago

How To Help Fight Against Human Trafficking, Our Century’s Greatest Injustice

It is a daunting issue. It is a current issue. It is an issue that is not going away on its own. Human Trafficking affects millions of people and sadly, …
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The Act of Zero Wasting: Why I Ended My Relationship With My Trash Can
2 years ago

The Act of Zero Wasting: Why I Ended My Relationship With My Trash Can

“It’s you, not me.” I made that totally clear with my 5-gallon trash can as I pulled out the last plastic bag to take to the Dumpster. With its dirty ways, I …
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Want to Help Decrease Sexual Assault on College Campuses? Here’s How.
2 years ago

Want to Help Decrease Sexual Assault on College Campuses? Here’s How.

I can’t tell you how many times in college we were given the advice, “don’t put your drink down.” From mace to color changing nail polish, it is ingrained in …
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The Key Isn’t Empty Reward But Thoughtful Encouragement
2 years ago

The Key Isn’t Empty Reward But Thoughtful Encouragement

A lot of commentary about the educational system in America will focus on effort-based reward systems, which is a partial vestige of the highly controversial and derided “No Child Left …
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Advocate For Our Future: Take Action Against Human Trafficking
2 years ago

Advocate For Our Future: Take Action Against Human Trafficking

I walked through the doors of the safe home for the first time, bracing myself for what I was about to see. But nothing could have prepared me for how …
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Do Something Incredible For Families This Holiday Season
3 years ago

Do Something Incredible For Families This Holiday Season

The holiday gift giving season is here! And yes that means many people are crowding into stores on a daily basis looking for deals or a special present. However, a …
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Women in Front: New Technology Unites Women Leaders To Solve Issues Together
3 years ago

Women in Front: New Technology Unites Women Leaders To Solve Issues Together

The intersection of technology and social good is a powerful combination. Over the past few years, technology has been a catalyst used to widen influence and understanding by easily connecting …
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Defining Feminism For What It Really Is
3 years ago

Defining Feminism For What It Really Is

Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Jennifer Lawrence questioning why she makes less money than her male co-stars. Super Bowl Ads such as #LikeAGirl, NoMore.org and GoldieBlox. George and Amal Clooney jokes

It’s …
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What Does A Leader Do In Response To The Syrian Refugee Crisis?
3 years ago

What Does A Leader Do In Response To The Syrian Refugee Crisis?

In conjunction with the tragedy in France, now, more than ever, leaders all across the globe face a serious conflict between a statesman’s duty to protect their people and the …
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I Am Meant For More. These 5 Powerful Words Can Save A Life
3 years ago

I Am Meant For More. These 5 Powerful Words Can Save A Life

Do you know how prevalent suicide and suicidal thoughts are among teens? According to Crisis Text Line, created by DoSomething.org, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young …
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Why Plastic Microbeads Have Been Banned In California
3 years ago

Why Plastic Microbeads Have Been Banned In California

Plastic microbeads added to facial scrubs, body washes and toothpastes as exfoliants are a major form of microplastic pollution, and have recently been banned in California! Victory in passing the …
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Family Brews Coffee for All In The Name of Adoption
3 years ago

Family Brews Coffee for All In The Name of Adoption

For many, Saturdays offer an additional hour, or two, of morning repose. Enveloped in bed linen within the comfort of our homes, we enjoy the quiet moments when soft sunlight …
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The Story That Will Make You Understand The Crisis and Courage in Congo
3 years ago

The Story That Will Make You Understand The Crisis and Courage in Congo

I lay on a foam mattress, draped by a thin blanket and a mosquito net, wondering if I should move my bed away from the window. Gunshots and screams continued …
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Teachers Are A Gift To Society As They Pass On Knowledge
3 years ago

Teachers Are A Gift To Society As They Pass On Knowledge

“It’s a very ancient saying, but a true and honest thought that if you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught” – The King & I (1956)

We’ve …
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Creating Hope for a New Future: Educating Cambodia’s Poorest Children
3 years ago

Creating Hope for a New Future: Educating Cambodia’s Poorest Children

Along the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia lies the rural fishing village of Prek Pneu where small, wooden boats drape the channel in a wave of colorful hues. Bamboo poles …
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Unique Nonprofit Helps Parkinson’s Patients Speak Again
3 years ago

Unique Nonprofit Helps Parkinson’s Patients Speak Again

When you think of Parkinson’s you may think of celebrities like boxing legend Muhammad Ali, singer Linda Ronstadt, or actor Michael J. Fox. The reality is that there are more …
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The Divestment Debate And The 21st Century Energy Mix
3 years ago

The Divestment Debate And The 21st Century Energy Mix

“To Divest, or Not To Divest…”

In the famous play Hamlet (Shakespeare), the opening phrase begins with the well-known line, “to be, or not to be, that is the question.” …
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