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Malala’s Plea to Stand Together Against Terrorism

Malala’s Plea to Stand Together Against Terrorism
     

A brutal attack on a school in Pakistan has left more than 140 children and teachers dead. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this act of violence. Malala Yousafzai … Read entire article »

 

Your Role in Impacting Your Community #UAC45, Tonight at 8pm EST

     

Join Philadelphia’s Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) tonight for a live Twitter chat to discuss our civic responsibility to help each other, and how the UAC is driving change in Philadelphia and beyond from the ground up. Time: 8-9pm EST Hashtag: UAC45 The theme of tonight’s chat is “Don’t Kick the Can” and is moderated by UAC’s CEO, Sharmain Matlock-Turner. During the discussion, Sharmain will talk about the work UAC undertakes to drive change from the ground up and how citizens have a civic responsibility to help each other. She will … Read entire article »

 

Zenyada Pulls Out Her Superhero Powers for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Zenyada Pulls Out Her Superhero Powers for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
     

Since 1950, children, families, and organizations have used Halloween as an opportunity to raise funds for children who need much more than candy. This year’s spokesperson, Zendaya, has been asking kids in … Read entire article »

 

Celebrating the Power of Girls Around the World

Celebrating the Power of Girls Around the World
     

The world will celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11. To kickstart the conversation about the importance of empowering adolescent girls, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign launched #GIRLHERO, … Read entire article »

 

IJM President Gary Haugen Speaks Out on Kidnappings of Nigerian Schoolgirls

IJM President Gary Haugen Speaks Out on Kidnappings of Nigerian Schoolgirls
     

Over a month ago, terrorists from the militant group Boko Horam kidnapped more than 200 girls from a Nigerian school. In the last weeks, people around the world, including the U.S. and … Read entire article »

 

How are you sharing happiness with the world today?

How are you sharing happiness with the world today?
     

It’s an essential part of the American dream: “Life, love and the pursuit of happiness.” But even across the globe, no matter our circumstances, humans everywhere have one thing in common: we … Read entire article »

 

GRAMMY Award Winner Pharrell Teams Up With UN Foundation to Celebrate International Happiness Day

GRAMMY Award Winner Pharrell Teams Up With UN Foundation to Celebrate International Happiness Day
     

What better way to celebrate International Happiness Day than with a little does of “Happy” spread by Pharrell Williams? International Happiness Day was established in 2012 by the United Nations General Assembly. The … Read entire article »

 

“There’s about a 25% chance that I’m coming home with Malaria; but I’m happy.” On the road with charity: water

“There’s about a 25% chance that I’m coming home with Malaria; but I’m happy.” On the road with charity: water
     

Saturday, March 22 is World Water Day. The battle to bring clean water to every person in community in every corner of the world is not confined to one day a year; … Read entire article »

 

International Women’s Day: Inspiring Change

International Women’s Day: Inspiring Change
     

On March 8, 1910, the world celebrated the first International Women’s Day. Every year since, March 8 has been set aside as a day to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements … Read entire article »

 

Shine a Light on Slavery – TODAY

Shine a Light on Slavery – TODAY
     

According to the U.S. Department of State, every year between 600,000 and 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked across international borders. Eight. Hundred. Thousand. Slavery was abolished in America during the Civil War … Read entire article »