V-Day logo in pink and red
02/04/2015
My mother was completely over the moon for Eve Ensler and The Vagina Monologues. I took her to see the show in New York when it was still a relatively young project, and she left the theatre lobby... read more
coffee mug with Homeboy Industries logo
01/23/2015
Are you familiar with Homeboy Industries? The organization is well known in Los Angeles but has developed a national profile for their innovative work serving high-risk, formerly gang-involved... read more
01/14/2015
Like most people, I was horrified at the events in Paris this past week. Paris is a city I love deeply and I have friends, there. The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and the Jewish kosher... read more
Taylor Swift at performance in gold dress
01/14/2015
DoSomething.org, one of the world’s largest organizations for young people and social change, has has filtered through the lofty intentions and photo ops of celebrities involved in charitable causes... read more
01/12/2015
Amy Clark and Fernande Raine from Asoka explain how their global organization of over 3,000 social entrepreneurs and innovators around the world work together to find solutions to today's... read more
01/12/2015
Alexandra Fuller and her group from Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts talk about how they form relationships with Boston inner city kids through martial arts, connect them with mentors,... read more
01/12/2015
Cristina Ruiz and Melissa Ganley from One Brick Boston explain how they've made an impact on the Boston community by managing volunteers for dozens of non-profits. 
01/12/2015
Sasha Chanoff, Co-Founder of RefugePoint, talks to us about how his organization assists refugees in the most desperate, dangerous situations and helps them rebuild their lives.
01/12/2015
The team of Teen Empowerment talked to us about their impact throughout the Boston area by creating relationships between youth, police, and community.

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11/12/2013
How much would you risk in order to go to school? Every morning this girl risks her life just so she can go to school and learn.  
Woman holding breat cancer ribbon
10/30/2013
Four years ago, long before movie star Angelina Jolie made the front pages of the gossip magazines with her big announcement of breast cancer, a friend of mine told me she was having a double... read more
Community
10/29/2013
Starting the process of change in a place you know well makes it more doable and fun. This article originally appeared in the author's book, How to Design Our World for Happiness. The... read more
Capri Island, Italy
10/22/2013
Capri Island, Italy. I breathe in the beauty. Five friends and I get off the rightfully labeled, “rickety and reliable,” Trans-Vesuvius Railway in Sorrento, and hop a ferry to this coffee-table-... read more
Natalie Warne
10/15/2013
At 18, Natalie Warne’s work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. She uses her inspiring story to remind us that no one is too young to change the world.... read more
Xav Dubois and Ron Finley
10/09/2013
Ron Finley, guerrilla gardener, wants to empower the next generation of our communities, inspiring them to grow their way to a better and healthier life. Living in South Central Los Angeles,... read more
Andrew Solomon
10/08/2013
What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon... read more
Line Drawing of person with bags
10/01/2013
The way we make and use stuff is harming the world—and ourselves. To create a system that works, we can't just use our purchasing power. We must turn it into citizen power. Since I released "The... read more
09/24/2013
To transform economically and socially depressed areas into healthy, vibrant communities, we have to focus on their strengths and trust residents to solve their own problems. This article... read more

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