A Conversation with Nancy Pelosi about what it will really take to make a woman president — Four years ago, when I first began writing my book, What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership & Power, there were no female candidates … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi: What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?
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Nadia Lopez transforms her life — and that of a struggling neighborhood — through the school she founded — Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn was born from the journey of my self-discovery and desire to create a learning institution that would honor … [Read more...] about When One Door Closes | The Lopez Effect: Transforming Self & Community
Michelle Long champions localism, local economies and values-driven enterprise as keys to a strong economy — It’s the second time in a month that I have the pleasure of being in the audience as Michelle Long, Executive Director of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living … [Read more...] about What if? | Localism & Social Enterprise — Michelle Long On The Keys to a Strong Economy
Despite our best efforts at conscious ecological responsibility, we are, in fact, each an environmental liability — I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors … [Read more...] about The Environmental Cookie Thief | Our Environmental Liability
The best prescription is often right outside — Nowadays everything has a brand and marketing campaign. What about nature?Justin Bogardus, writer/director of Nature Rx What is at the root of all life’s ills? As a filmmaker, I was inspired to explore this question that is … [Read more...] about Nature Rx | The Healing Power Of Nature
Learning from youth activism: 3 case studies to guide us forward — Who do you consult for guidance or confirmation to determine that you are on the best path? We may often look inside ourselves, up to a higher power, or to an experienced guru. Have you considered actively … [Read more...] about Youth Activism | Are You There? Messages From Our Future
— One doesn’t have to delve too deeply to see that, as a whole, fish biologists haven’t done a stellar job of sustaining fish populations… and I’m not just talking the U.S., but worldwide. It’s not necessarily our fault, however; it has a lot to do with psychology. Fish, for … [Read more...] about A Fish Story: One Biologist’s Call To Environmental Action
Steven Culbertson, president and CEO of Youth Service America, explains why youth leadership is essential social change and global transformation — The world has to offer today's youth something better. –President Barack Obama Whether you are considering the recent … [Read more...] about Youth Leadership | 4 Reasons We Need Youth as the Leaders of Today
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
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 the warmth from … [Read more...] about Inspiring Youth | Who’s Teaching Whom?
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 bifurcated career as a successful actor (most notably in long-running roles in the sitcoms … [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 the Healthy Hunger-Free … [Read more...] about The School Nutrition Dilemma: An Insider Speaks Out