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As World Continues to Divide, Young Global Leadership Critical

By Amy Tarar, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Young Global Leader Overcomes Tragedy to focus on Education in Memory of Parent’s Legacy. Now: a Foundation and Medical School New York, N.Y. Young leaders have been making innovative changes since the beginning of human history. If it weren’t for the young leaders of the past, we would not be […]

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On the Emergence of New, Young, Global and Ethnic Leadership

By Ramin Herath, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Through my personal experience, young leadership is extremely crucial in fighting the many issues we still face as a global community today. For example,the education gap between developed countries and developing countries is staggering, especially when viewed from the gender perspective. Long Island, N.Y. In basically […]

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Taking Steps to Reduce Violence Against Persons with Albinism

New York, N.Y. United Nations human rights expert Ikponwosa Ero called upon government representatives gathered in New York for the General Assembly to take swift action to end a growing problem of violence and severe discrimination against people with albinism. Independent Expert on Albinism Ikponwosa Ero. Photo: OHCHR/Christine Wambaa. Ms. Ero is the first Independent […]

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Eradicating Poverty Means Ending Humiliation and Exclusion

New York, N.Y. Poverty is both a cause and consequence of marginalization and social exclusion, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that to fulfill the promise of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, “we must address the humiliation and exclusion of people living in poverty.” Pupils receive lunch at Bwerangula Primary […]

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Poverty: Quite Simply, It Could Be You

Baltimore, MD. Poverty as defined by the Center for Disease Control is, “when a person or group of people lack human needs because they cannot afford them. Human needs include clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing, and shelter.” Poverty has always been an idea in my head as those people you see on the […]

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Jimmy Carter in Memphis for Habitat for Humanity Build

Memphis, TN. In 1975, as a high school student in the Midwest, I was a strong supporter of Jimmy Carter’s bid for the White House. Fast forward forty years, and I continue to write about and be inspired by this great man. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country […]

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Memphis Hosts Habitat’s Jimmy Carter Work Project

Atlanta, GA. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, helped build a home today in Memphis, Tennessee, and joined Habitat for Humanity in announcing its 33rd Carter Work Project, which will take place in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, Aug. 21-27, 2016.   […]

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Jonathan Reckford, C.E.O., Leads Habitat for Humanity

New York, N.Y. I met Jonathan T.M. Reckford this fall when Habitat for Humanity International (LINK) invited several foundations, including the Ford Foundation and our own foundation to meet with him and hear about Habitat’s good works around the workd – and get involved. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (right) and Habitat for Humanity International […]

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