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Dwayne Spencer Heads Habitat for Humanity in Memphis

Memphis, TN. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ President and C.E.O. Dwayne Spencer has worked in nonprofit management for 22 years and has led Memphis Habitat for 14 years. He has guided the agency through a period of significant growth and change while maintaining and improving organizational practices, polices and strategies, which have effectively contributed […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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How to Help Those in Need: Tips, Reasons for Support

New York, N.Y.  The poor are always with us – and in great numbers. In the United States, about 46.5 million people live in poverty, according to the Brookings Institution. Worldwide, the number of impoverished people is about 1.6 billion, according to a study by Oxford economists. Queensbridge Housing Projects, New York City. Photo: Wikipedia. […]

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Extreme Poverty Below 10%, Meeting U.N. 2030 Goal – World Bank

New York, N.Y.  The World Bank announced today that extreme poverty is likely to fall to below 10 per cent this year, “giving fresh evidence that a quarter-century-long sustained reduction in poverty is moving the world closer to the historic goal of ending poverty by 2030” – echoing a top goal set by the newly-agreed […]

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He’s Back! NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing World for Better (2009)

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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Oxfam: Richest 1% to Own Half the World’s Wealth by 2016

Washington, D.C.  The richest 1 percent of people in the world will have a majority of the wealth on the planet next year, according to development nonprofit Oxfam. The most-affluent’s share of global wealth climbed to 48 percent in 2014, compared with 44 percent in 2009, and will likely pass 50 percent in 2016. The […]

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Recession Impoverished Millions of Children in Rich Countries

Geneva, Switzerland.  The U.N. Children’s Fund says the great recession of 2008 has had a devastating impact on millions of children in rich countries.  UNICEF’s rankings of 41 wealthy countries finds 23 have failed in their duty to make life better, not worse, for their children.  The report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the […]

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