Refoundry Helps Former Inmates Create Home Furnishings and Build New Lives

Two-thirds of people released from prison are rearrested within three years, according to the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. One non-profit organization is aiming to change that and has established a way to employ former prisoners, turning them into entrepreneurs. Refoundry, an innovative Brooklyn nonprofit, trains former […]

New Non-Profit Group Aims to Revitalize Trenton, NJ

Trenton, New Jersey has seen better days, and like many cities around the country, there are people looking to revitalize their hometown. In the case of Trenton, that effort will be made, at least in part, by the newly formed Greater Trenton, an independent non-profit formed to help promote and fund economic development and revitalization […]

Geeks Give Back Aim to Solve Labor Shortage in Tech Industry

‘Tis the season to get geeky? It’s apparent that Washington state’s local economy is driven by science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs. But with 25,000 unfilled positions, STEM education promotion is needed to build homegrown talent, particularly among women and minorities. And that’s why GeekWire and Bank of America have come together along with “gift […]

NBA China Extends Partnership With CBA Dongguan Basketball School

It was announced on Sunday that NBA China and the CBA Dongguan Basketball School will extend their partnership to an additional five years to develop elite youth talent in China. The CBA Dongguan Basketball School, an NBA training center in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, was launched in 2011 as the first facility of its kind for […]

TOMS Partners With Tinder for World Sight Day

There are an estimated 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, according to the World Health Organization. While 80 percent of those cases can actually be prevented or treated/cured, the “One for One” shoes brand, TOMS and the popular dating app, Tinder, have joined together in an effort to help […]

Tennessee Charity Helps Women Find the Right Clothes for A New Life

Women, especially those with disabilities or who have been incarcerated, face a number of challenges in getting and keeping gainful employment. As if the wage gap weren’t enough, they have to deal with more demands on their appearance, which is a constant battle that men don’t have to deal with, as business suits pretty much […]

A Look Back: The Trans-Kunene Malaria Initiative

The Trans-Kunene Malaria Initiative (TKMI) refers to three malaria-prone regions in Namibia: Kunene, Omusati, and Ohangwena. The term refers also to the efforts made to eradicate the disease there. Based on data collected between 1995 and 2013, nonprofits’ and NGOs’ work to eliminate malaria in this area have succeeded. Thanks to a partnership between the […]

Doctors Without Borders Seeks Investigation into Hospital Destruction

A recent air strike in the Afghan city of Kunduz, currently held by the Taliban, destroyed a fully functional hospital and killed 22 people. 180 staff and patients were in the hospital at the time of the air strike. Although the United States has not claimed responsibility yet, Doctors Without Borders has demanded an investigation […]

New Yorkers For Children Hosts Fall Gala, Raises $1.25 Million

New Yorkers For Children hosted its 16th Annual Fall Gala on Wednesday, September 16 and raised $1.25 million to benefit youth in foster care. Co-chairs, honorary chairs, and committee members attended the event, along with a number of other notable guests including Marcus Samuelsson and his wife Maya Haile, Wes Gordon, Leandra Medine, Georgina Bloomberg, […]

Target Shifts Charity Focus on Wellness

Retail giant Target is ending a trademark giving program through which it has helped raise $432 million to over 100,000 schools across the country. The company will shift its philanthropic focus to health and wellness efforts, which includes promoting active lifestyles and good nutrition. The “Take Charge of Education” charitable program, which began nearly two […]