This is how you change the world. Brick by brick. Project by project. One practical, purposeful step after another. The all-volunteer nonprofit organization, Comité Salvadoreño El Piche, has a long history of successfully implementing humanitarian projects in impoverished areas of El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras. That experience and expertise has laid the groundwork for one of their most ambitious efforts to date – the building of a state-of-the-art K-12 educational center for children from more than a dozen villages in rural El Salvador struggling to rise above chronic poverty, gang violence and devastating natural disasters.Read more
Sometimes a name says it all. The nonprofit organization, Malaria No More, is engaged in an audacious collaborative effort to annihilate one of the wiliest and deadliest diseases on the planet. For thousands of years, malaria has decimated populations and caused immeasurable individual suffering. A global killer, the disease is so widespread and so adaptive that efforts to eradicate it have always seemed hopelessly futile.Read more
Dress for Success has built a global anti-poverty movement around the seemingly superficial, ultimately transformative act of changing what a woman sees when she looks in the mirror. At the heart of the organization’s singularly focused mission is a radically simple idea: The right clothes at the right time can forever alter the trajectory of a woman’s life.
A shot at a brighter future for Southern California youth – that’s the goal of the SCGA Junior program. From introducing rambunctious kindergartners to the joys of swinging a golf club, to providing aspiring young champions with affordable access to local links, to awarding striving students with generous scholarships for higher education, SCGA Junior is helping local youth get and keep their lives on course.Read more
An unlikely counter-insurgency force has infiltrated some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. Bpeace (Business Council for Peace) is fighting the destabilizing effects of chronic poverty and violence by arming local entrepreneurs with the tools they need to boost productivity and profitability.Read more
Early in the 20th century, a grand experiment was conceived, the results of which would profoundly impact the course of human civilization. In the fledgling days of communications technology (think switchboard operators and party lines), American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) threw its monopolistic might behind the audacious goal of universal communication and connectivity. This was an ambition so far beyond the capabilities of the time that it would require an unprecedented brain trust first to imagine it – and then to invent ways to make it happen.
THOUSANDS OF YEARS AFTER HIS SHORT REIGN IN ANCIENT EGYPT, the boy king known as King Tut still inspires undying fascination across cultures and continents. The young pharaoh’s enduring fame has very little to do with his tragically short life, about which historians still know surprisingly little. It was his remarkable afterlife – made manifest by the work of multitudes across millennia – that catapulted King Tutankhamun into the spotlight and captured the imagination of the world.