. . .

Year: 2018

When the Music Comes to Life

Growing up surrounded by war in his home country of Niger, Bombino is an artist who chose to use his guitar and music as his weapon of choice. We took his song, “Ahoulaguine Akaline,” around the world, adding musicians from the U.S. all the way to Japan—showing men and women, all connected and using their […]

You can be one of the many thousand “Points of Light”

You can be a big help

Get Inspired. Get Involved. Transforming Organizations Through Strategic Volunteer Engagement A national change-management approach, the Service Enterprise Initiative helps organizations gain a greater return on volunteer investment to meet their missions by tackling tough questions like: How do we address myths or misconceptions about volunteers among our staff? How can we get more resources for […]

An Enlightened Vision for Foster Care

SPACES OF HOPE & PLACE OF HOPE - Makeover for Extended Foster Care Compound

Place of Hope provides traditional faith-based, family-style foster care, with placement priority given to sibling groups and other special needs (“hard to place”) foster children in need of consistent, structured long-term care. The organization provides family cottages located within a safe, serene, gated neighborhood in Palm Beach Gardens. Although individual circumstances and the courts determine […]

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

A guide to worrying in the 21stcentury By Bill Gates  | December 3, 2018 The human mind wants to worry. This is not necessarily a bad thing—after all, if a bear is stalking you, worrying about it may well save your life. Although most of us don’t need to lose too much sleep over bears these […]

Vision of Ending Extreme Poverty

Global Citizens Help Fulfill Mandela’s Vision of Ending Extreme Poverty by Taking 5.6M Actions “Here, in the southernmost tip of Africa, we too have heeded the call!”  SHARETWEETEMAIL By Neha Shah  DEC. 3, 2018 Over 5.65M actions led to 58 commitments and announcements worth $7,096,996,725 (ZAR 99,503,546,297), set to affect the lives of 137,368,628 people.  On 2 December, 2018, Global Citizen […]

Be K.I.N.D. to a Student in Malawi

Working to provide school desks to children in Malawi through the groundbreaking project, Kids In Need of Desks. Contribute to the K.I.N.D. program here or by calling 1-800-4-UNICEF.

Every day, 70% of children in Malawi struggle to learn while sitting on the ground. Giving them a desk empowers their educational journey and fuels their dreams for the future. Join UNICEF USA and MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” in an ambitious campaign called K.I.N.D.: Kids in Need of Desks to provide desks to eager young learners. To date, […]

Spreading the Love with Reggae Music

Good Vibes RadioReggae.com

Reggae Music and it’s primary promoter, Bob Marley, had it’s birth in the 1960’s, the same prolific period for cultural development that promoted social change on a global level in a variety of ways.  As developed by Marley and others in Jamaica, it grow way past the boundaries of the small island nation to become […]

Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development

The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is a ground-breaking event powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign Office and partners. The Festival’s overall aim is to gather and inspire SDGs campaigners and multi-stakeholder partners to […]

The Premise and the Intention

The Premise Download a FREE copy of the eBook NOW We are not here simply to witness Creation – we are the Creators. Crisis and challenge arise not to punish or defeat us but to inspire us to design new and improved solutions that promote balance and order. We must not become complacent and settle […]