Surviving the Hillsborough tragedy at the FA Cup in England as a boy of 16, Chris Arnold founded World Merit to develop and empower young global leaders — April 15th 1989 ended the lives of 96 people at a stadium in the UK; it also irreversibly influenced the lives of … [Read more...] about Breathing Room | The Hillsborough Tragedy
Community & Humanity
Reflecting on the joys of inspiring youth, schoolteacher Rebekah Stoll realizes that her students have equally inspired her ________________________ Twenty students gathered around five working kitchens, aprons in place, recipes set before them with excitement in the air and … [Read more...] about Inspiring Youth | Who’s Teaching Whom?
The WWII ambulance drivers who went on to found the AFS, paving the way for foreign exchange programs everywhere It all begins somewhere. Some spark of divinity arrives even if you didn’t realize you were searching for it. I have always been a seeker - always a … [Read more...] about The Drivers
Maggie Wheeler leading the Golden Bridge Community Choir. Photograph by Alexandra DeFurio Actress Maggie Wheeler finds a deeper calling in leading communal singing — "I used to say, 'I act for my supper and I sing for my soul.'" Maggie Wheeler is describing her … [Read more...] about Maggie Wheeler | The Yoga of Song
School nutrition is an increasingly important issue facing our children — here's the reality and a vision for change _________________________________ School nutrition has taken a turn, albeit a slow turn, for the better over the course of the last four years. With the signing of … [Read more...] about The School Nutrition Dilemma: An Insider Speaks Out
The fight for equality in our immigrant nation requires a new, mindful paradigm regarding the rights, values and citizenship of immigrants — and ourselves _________________________________ Every evening, I resolve to wake up early and have 20 minutes to myself before my daughter … [Read more...] about Crossroads of the Immigrant Nation
On women, equality, and a process for finding your passion I grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas in a working class, African-American neighborhood, literally on the wrong side of the tracks. I was raised to say “yes ma'am” and “yes sir,” respect my elders, and speak only when … [Read more...] about Women, Equality, and the Pursuit of Passion