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Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, Daniel Fitzpatrick, age 13, died by suicide in his home on Staten Island. He left behind a long message describing bullying at his school and his frustration with the adults whose help he sought. We may not know Danny and never meet his family. We may not know the school […]

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Legendary Folk Singers and Social Justice Advocates to Hold Benefit Concert in NYC

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey Together Again to Sing the Songs of Peter, Paul and Mary (New York, New York – August 12, 2016) For more than 50 years, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary have, along with their greatly missed partner and friend, Mary Travers, used their music […]

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U.N. Spotlights Indigenous Peoples’ Right To Education

New York, N.Y. To mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, senior United Nations officials are calling on Governments to improve access to education and ensure that the most vulnerable are not left behind as the journey to achieve the new UN Sustainable Development Goals gets under way.           […]

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In New York, BMCC Students Speak at United Nations

New York, N.Y. Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY Computer Science major Hector Liang fell in love with New York City the first time he visited the city in 2012. Raised in Venezuela by Chinese parents, Liang moved to New York to study at BMCC in 2015. “BMCC attracted me with its Start Here, Go Anywhere motto,” Liang […]

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Bullying in the Classroom: From Teacher to Student

Marietta, Ohio.  Bullying in schools is a timeless issue and many measures have been put into place to stop it. But what happens when the teacher is the bully? This isn’t a common situation and has not received much attention in the media, but it is happening. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. The problem is hard to […]

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Engineering a Better Future: Engineers Without Borders

Adelaide, Australia. Julian O’’Shea is part of a multinational team of engineers who believe everyone in their profession should be an agent of change for a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Long Sokhon, one of the early users of the biodigester project. Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia. Photographer: Jeff McAllister. Engineers without Borders (Australia) is a […]

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Revolutionizing STEM Education: One Detroit Man’s Extraordinary Story

By Raad Rahman. Detroit, Mich. Rising concerns about harnessing the potential of the next generation of US science learners and thinkers, have resulted in a move amongst US policy makers, to address how to strengthen education in the US.  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education in order to rejuvenate K-12 schools in the US, has […]

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Here’s How Ikea’s Helping Make Greek Kindergartens More Joyful

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has partnered with Greek municipalities to give color and care to kindergartens across the country.

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Matt Scott to Run Organization for Autism Research Marathon in NYC

Ugandan-Indian Filmmaker Mira Nair – Brilliant Thought Leader

Advocating Fair Trade, Hands In Attends NYC’s Fashion Event

Zuckerberg Pledges $3 Billion of his Shares to End Disease

Photo of the Day – Sept. 21, 2016

New Mobile App Harnesses the Power of Spare Change