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The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act in America
5 years ago

The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act in America

It’s hard to believe how prevalent sex trafficking is in America. The real perpetrators are nearly impossible to trace because of the nature of the industry. Verbal threats and untraceable …
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The Case Foundation is in Pursuit of Fearless Social Entrepreneurship
6 years ago

The Case Foundation is in Pursuit of Fearless Social Entrepreneurship

The idea of “changing the world” has been growing quite popular. Many businesses are devoted to this idea, and many individuals strive to achieve this end. The Case Foundation connects …
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Why We Need to Protect Our Workers: Remembering The Bangladesh Factory Collapse
6 years ago

Why We Need to Protect Our Workers: Remembering The Bangladesh Factory Collapse

On April 24th, 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-story factory building in Bangladesh, crumbled to the ground and claimed the lives of over 1,000 workers. It’s a horrific tragedy that raises …
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Five Earth Day Resolutions You Can Actually Keep All Year
6 years ago

Five Earth Day Resolutions You Can Actually Keep All Year

Earth Day often has the same result as New Year’s Day does. Lots of enthusiasm and resolutions that “really are going to last this time, I’m serious,” and often don’t …
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How to Transform Waste Into a Community Space
6 years ago

How to Transform Waste Into a Community Space

Worldwide, from New Zealand to Kenya to the U.S., there is a growing movement to transform waste into communal space.  For two unforgettable weeks this March, the community of El …
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Dad And Daughter Duo On a Mission To reKindle Kindness Across America
6 years ago

Dad And Daughter Duo On a Mission To reKindle Kindness Across America

Have you ever wasted a few too many hours watching YouTube videos? Single dad Chris Hooley and his 11-year-old daughter Kaylee are no different, and one steamy Arizona day …
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How To Avoid Competing With Trends. A Look At The #KeepKidsClose Movement
6 years ago

How To Avoid Competing With Trends. A Look At The #KeepKidsClose Movement

You’ve heard the expression – “it takes a village to raise a child.”

Most sources claim it’s an ancient African proverb but the origin is debatable. One thing is for …
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Outdoor Adventure For Cancer Fighters
6 years ago

Outdoor Adventure For Cancer Fighters

Do you know that feeling of exhilaration that washes over your body or the goose bumps that cover your arms when you accomplish a feat you thought was …
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Finding the Solution in the Cause: Reuniting Cambodia’s Families
6 years ago

Finding the Solution in the Cause: Reuniting Cambodia’s Families

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, you have an interesting mesh of chaotic city wants and rural countryside needs, creating a mesmerizing landscape entrenched in high rise buildings, scooters, fruit stands …
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How To Become A Committed Environmentalist
6 years ago

How To Become A Committed Environmentalist

For many of us, we may not be paying close attention to the current wildlife status simply because it’s not at the forefront of our conversations or media until something …
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Operation Kind: How 10 Years of Kindness Has Served Our Military
6 years ago

Operation Kind: How 10 Years of Kindness Has Served Our Military

Many of us start the day sipping on a mug brimming with hot coffee, scrambling to get ready for the day, and half listening to the news in the …
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Are We Labeling Kids As “Acting Out” Too Quickly? The Question Everyone Should Ask
6 years ago

Are We Labeling Kids As “Acting Out” Too Quickly? The Question Everyone Should Ask

Katerina is eleven years old and is failing most of her subjects. She can barely sit still or concentrate and homework is always a struggle. At home, she is withdrawn …
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At the Crossroads of Cancer Prevention and A Life-Changing Decision
6 years ago

At the Crossroads of Cancer Prevention and A Life-Changing Decision

There are moments in life when we are faced with life changing decisions. One of those moments faces every woman when detected with the BRCA gene mutation, which means chances for having Breast …
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How To Know They Are A Changemaker In The Making
6 years ago

How To Know They Are A Changemaker In The Making

As our family has traveled the US interviewing young changemakers for our One Year Road Trip: Generation of Generosity project we’ve been gathering data for a child development study conducted …
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Top 5 Social Innovation Highlights at SXSW
6 years ago

Top 5 Social Innovation Highlights at SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW) took over Austin last week. As one of this city’s many recent transplants, I previously only experienced the festival via the Internet and all of the videos …
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Why Gender Equality Is A Conversation For Every Classroom
6 years ago

Why Gender Equality Is A Conversation For Every Classroom

According to UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics estimation in 2012, while there are 62 million girls out of school around the world, there are still also 59 million boys out of …
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Your Bright World Has its Limits – How to Succeed through Humility
6 years ago

Your Bright World Has its Limits – How to Succeed through Humility

I’ll let you in on something: I’ve recently come to the realization that I can’t do and be everything I want to all the time. And I know what you’re …
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More Than 60,000 Homeless in NYC And How You Can Help
6 years ago

More Than 60,000 Homeless in NYC And How You Can Help

It is quite possible that wherever one may walk in the city one may be greeted by a homeless person, or in actuality, one is given an opportunity to help …
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The Fight for Equality in America Continues
6 years ago

The Fight for Equality in America Continues

For the month of February—Black History Month—the One Year Road Trip: Generation of Generosity project took us through the Deep South of America. We wanted to study the Civil Rights …
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Arkansas Activists Join The Fight Against Human Trafficking
6 years ago

Arkansas Activists Join The Fight Against Human Trafficking

Sometimes the urge to do something significant consumes me. One social issue that devours my moonlight hours is human trafficking in the handsome state where I reside, Arkansas. Anyone who has …
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Will Technology Replace Our Teachers?
6 years ago

Will Technology Replace Our Teachers?

The rapid decline of technology costs and the strong push for it to be included in the modern classroom has rekindled a decades-old debate: Will technology replace teachers?

At Impact …
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The Importance of Community For Your Family
6 years ago

The Importance of Community For Your Family

With a project like ours, we’re bound to grow a supportive community of friends and like-minded people. But, as we’ve traveled, we’ve sensed that there’s more going on. We’re starting …
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3 Green Myths, Busted. What Do You Really Know About The ‘Environmental Folklore’?
6 years ago

3 Green Myths, Busted. What Do You Really Know About The ‘Environmental Folklore’?

In my work, I do a lot of myth-busting around what is ‘green’ and what is not. Years of scientific research across a variety of fields has allowed me to uncover a …
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Long-Term, Sustainable Capacity Building Programs Empower Communities In Rural Myanmar
6 years ago

Long-Term, Sustainable Capacity Building Programs Empower Communities In Rural Myanmar

While we were completing our outreach projects for Global Populace in Southeast Asia, I heard the phrase “Community Capacity Building” from nearly every group that we met with. And I …
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How The Power Of A Bicycle Gives Mobility And  Possibility
6 years ago

How The Power Of A Bicycle Gives Mobility And Possibility

We all want to make a difference, and the easiest way to do that is by connecting activism with a habit. In my introductory column, I said, “If you love …
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