The Recession Hasn’t Ended

2017-12-04T16:12:15+00:00

In retrospect, refinancing their home was a bad idea. But the Santillan family never thought that it would lead them to foreclosure, or that they’d spend years bouncing among hotels and living in their car. The parents, Karina and Juan, never thought it would force three of their four children to leave the schools they’d been attending and take classes online, or require them to [...]

The Recession Hasn’t Ended 2017-12-04T16:12:15+00:00

Educators Can’t Help Homeless Students If They Can’t Identify Them

2017-12-01T14:38:32+00:00

At the beginning of my fifth grade school year, my family was homeless, or as some say, transitional—meaning an individual who is a resident in temporary housing. We lived in hotels for a period of time. And we would “double up,” which means to live with other families. I don’t remember much from that year, but I do remember that no one asked if I [...]

Educators Can’t Help Homeless Students If They Can’t Identify Them 2017-12-01T14:38:32+00:00

In a City Marked By Low Economic Mobility, One University Hopes to Build a ‘Tech Pipeline’

2017-12-01T14:48:11+00:00

For Terik Tidwell, teaching kids to code is not just about algorithms or apps—it’s about economic mobility. Tidwell is director of STEM innovation at Johnson C. Smith University, an historically-black college situated in the heart of Charlotte, NC. The city is marked by contradiction: On one hand, the place is booming, home to the headquarters of Bank of America and an emerging start-up scene. But [...]

In a City Marked By Low Economic Mobility, One University Hopes to Build a ‘Tech Pipeline’ 2017-12-01T14:48:11+00:00

Why I Disrupted the White House Fossil Fuel Panel at the United Nations Climate Talks

2017-11-29T15:23:23+00:00

In this op-ed, 24-year-old Maia Wikler explains why she attended the U.N. climate talks (COP23) as an official U.S youth delegate for SustainUS. She is currently working on her master’s degree in anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver with a focus on forced displacements and landscape trauma from mega resource development projects and climate change. /react-text react-text: 221 For my entire life, [...]

Why I Disrupted the White House Fossil Fuel Panel at the United Nations Climate Talks 2017-11-29T15:23:23+00:00

Highlights’ “The State of Kindness According to Kids” Report 2017

2017-11-20T13:40:27+00:00

Caring, Compassion, and Empathy in the Next Generation It’s never been easy to raise caring, empathetic children. But perhaps it’s never been harder. In today’s world, we are confronted with almost daily images of intolerance and conflict all around us—on TV, in movies, and in the news. We see unkind encounters play out in our personal lives as we engage on athletic fields, in restaurants [...]

Highlights’ “The State of Kindness According to Kids” Report 2017 2017-11-20T13:40:27+00:00

Americans Eating Fewer Leftovers, Food Waste on the Rise

2017-11-21T17:02:49+00:00

We’ve all done it: we ordered that massive bowl of pasta or a few too many dishes at the local Chinese or Indian restaurant. No problem, we just have the leftovers boxed up as we look forward to nuking them tomorrow for lunch or even adding a fried egg on top for breakfast. Then as we hop the train or into the car home, we [...]

Americans Eating Fewer Leftovers, Food Waste on the Rise 2017-11-21T17:02:49+00:00

A Hospital Crisis Is Killing Rural Communities—Trump’s Rx Won’t Help

2017-11-22T13:28:02+00:00

GLENWOOD, Ga. If you want to watch a rural community die, kill its hospital. After the Lower Oconee Community Hospital shut down in June 2014, other mainstays of the community followed. The bank and the pharmacy in the small town of Glenwood shuttered. Then the only grocery store in all of Wheeler County closed in the middle of August this year. On Glenwood’s main street, building [...]

A Hospital Crisis Is Killing Rural Communities—Trump’s Rx Won’t Help 2017-11-22T13:28:02+00:00

Video: Whites Genocide vs. White Mortality; A Closed Internet; Indigenous Futures

2017-11-22T15:48:00+00:00

The cries of white genocide are growing. What's the psychology behind white death, white suffering and what can we do to prevent legitimate rage from turning into illegitimate white supremacy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImVbZDC1tA Source: Video: Whites Genocide vs. White Mortality; A Closed Internet; Indigenous Futures – YouTube

Video: Whites Genocide vs. White Mortality; A Closed Internet; Indigenous Futures 2017-11-22T15:48:00+00:00

How a Data Engineer Used Tech Skills to Help Rescue 35,000 Disaster Victims

2017-11-29T15:43:43+00:00

As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery. Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Matthew Marchetti, and nominate an outstanding volunteer you know as a point of light. After spending a chaotic day on a [...]

How a Data Engineer Used Tech Skills to Help Rescue 35,000 Disaster Victims 2017-11-29T15:43:43+00:00

When Boycotts Work: Sleeping Giants Successfully Targets Breitbart Mega Donor

2017-11-29T16:14:04+00:00

November marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Sleeping Giants, a Twitter-based campaign with an open-source model. The campaign aims at putting the conservative organization Breitbart News out of operation — or at least, reducing its influence. At first the campaign seemed like a long shot, but in an odd twist Breitbart’s financial backer has just announced that he is dropping the reins of [...]

When Boycotts Work: Sleeping Giants Successfully Targets Breitbart Mega Donor 2017-11-29T16:14:04+00:00