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Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers
The New York Legislature enacted the Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative in 2006 to aid low-income noncustodial parents find work and pay for child support. Urban Institute...more



Angel Investor Ron Conway Targets Homelessness
Angel investor Ron Conway announces that his Sf.citi association of San Francisco-based tech companies will make Project Homeless Connect its philanthropy focus for the year. Sf.citi company tech...more

Homeless Graduates
Charlie Boss of the Columbus Dispatch tells stories of graduates who don't have permanent addresses. He relates how a few of these graduates are being kicked out of their homes, leading risky...more

The 411 on Homelessness
Homelessness is ever-growing. This 411 on homelessness provides facts and key findings about the homeless in America. According to various homeless agencies and organizations in America, there is...more

Nebraska Sees Rising Progress in Child Welfare
Children and Family Services (CFS) in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services aims to return children in state custody safely to their families. Thanks to CFS, Nebraska is seeing...more

Lake Zurich Volunteer Commits to Isaac Fox Elementary School
Mary Santi, a volunteer at Isaac Fox Elementary School, was recently named parent volunteer of the month by the District 95 School Board, which recognized her ongoing commitment to Isaac Fox...more

How a Social Entrepreneur Created an Impactful Organization to Reduce Homelessness
Ed Peterson, the founder and Executive Director of Housing Hope is one of Everett, Washington's best social entrepreneurs. Peterson has been highly regarded businessman in the community when he...more

Former Orphan Equips Street Kids Nice, Safe Shelters
The ORPER (Oeuvre de Reclassement et de Protection des Enfants de la Rue), an organization based in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and founded by a Catholic priest, is providing aid...more

Schools Address Student Homelessness
Homelessness is increasing in schools with school officials are counting higher percentages of homeless children among their student body. According to Jake Murray is the director of the Aspire...more

A Call to Action to Fight Homelessness
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn. is currently working to provide federal funds to quickly get homeless people off the streets and into housing. In memory of Francisco Perez, a 43-year-old...more






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Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy

Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy
Joanne Barkan, author of Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy: The Plutocrats Go to School, discusses “big philanthropy” as...



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