Rihanna helps raise 2.3 billion dollars for global education

Just in case you may have forgotten, Rihanna is a force to be reckoned with. And it seems as if world’s leaders now know it too as she helped raise $2.3 billion for education across the world. Just last week Rihanna had the internet in a frenzy of her Grammy award performance – and now… Lire la suite Rihanna helps raise 2.3 billion dollars for global education

Woman leaves jackets, sweatshirts around Pasco for homeless

  One woman in Pasco County is on a mission to keep the homeless warm this winter. When it gets cold out, Melissa Cohee gets to work. She’s trying to keep people warm in her own unique way. « Thought this would be a good idea. It’s for anybody who needs it, anybody who wants it.… Lire la suite Woman leaves jackets, sweatshirts around Pasco for homeless

Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai’s Malala Fund to help advance girls’ education

Apple announced it has partnered with Malala Yousafzai and her nonprofit organization the Malala Fund to help extend education funding programs to India and Latin America. With Apple’s support as the fund’s first Laureate Partner, the Malala Fund has an initial goal to extend secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls. The partnership also means… Lire la suite Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai’s Malala Fund to help advance girls’ education

A crowdfunding site for homeless people in the UK

A new crowdfunding platform is helping homeless people train up and get into work. Founded by Alex Stephany, also CEO of JustPark, Beam crowdfunds employment training. It launched with a pilot in September and is backed of The Mayor of London and Nesta, with James Bowen, author of A Street Cat Named Bob as ambassador. Beam partners with more than… Lire la suite A crowdfunding site for homeless people in the UK

Remembering Father Pops: 5 person take about his legacy

Father Emmett « Pops » Johns died Saturday January 13 2018 at the age of 89. The organization he founded, Dans la rue, announced his passing on Sunday. Johns founded Le Bon Dieu dans la rue in 1988. He took a used RV on nightly rounds, looking for street kids and offering them meals and a warm place to take refuge. It’s been almost… Lire la suite Remembering Father Pops: 5 person take about his legacy

Bill Gates is giving $50 million to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Bill Gates just invested $50 million of his own money to battle the Alzheimer’s disease in the Dementia Discovery Fund, which is working to come up with new treatments. “We need more approaches to stopping the disease, he writes in his post. That’s one of five crucial areas where he sees room for serious advancement,… Lire la suite Bill Gates is giving $50 million to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

Last July 21, fourteen residents moved into their new community. Denver’s crowdfunded tiny home project has run into more than a few road blocks, but those home are now disponible. Eleven 8-foot by 12-foot homes and a bathing house fill the Urban Land Conservancy-owned property. They are also several tables covered by three white pop-up… Lire la suite Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

New Yorkers are coming up with innovative ways to help solve the housing crisis, that has been going on for years,through community land trusts (CLT). A $1 milion donation from Citi Community Development has helped to start New York City’s first CLT, Interboro CLT.The project will start with developing 250 affordables units, with plans to… Lire la suite A new community land trust has been created to help low-income residents buy houses

This doctor has been feeding 500 abandoned elderly people

Dr. Uday Modi has been feeding hundreds of elderly people on a daily basis in Mumbai, absolutely free of cost. He wakes up every morning determined to feed close to 500 senior citizens who are unable to put together a decent meal for themselves due to numerous reasons. « One of my patients was an old… Lire la suite This doctor has been feeding 500 abandoned elderly people

For years college students provide the homeless with free health care

Stephanie Oh knows what it’s like to live below the poverty line. After graduating college with a degree in bioengineering, she volunteered for AmeriCorps and subsisted on food stamps. But today, Oh gives pays it forward by using her medical education to provide free healthcare to homeless populations. Oh is the student director of the Promise Clinic, an… Lire la suite For years college students provide the homeless with free health care