Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Millennium Development Goals

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll 
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to" replies the Cat.

Brookings'  John McArthur and Krista Rasmussen examine which trajectories changed, for better or worse, and dispel some common myths about the 2000 - 2015 MDGs. 

Click here to learn more.
To review the new 15 year goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all 
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Change starts with YOU. It's easy too.
Click here for "The lazy person's guide to saving the world".  

Monday, January 16, 2017

I have a Dream

"When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice"

Taking a moment to reflect on MLK's inspiring "I have a dream speech" is a great way to commemorate and honor this truly great man.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Women - Are We Happier than Men?

Maria THINKS she is happier than Jorge. But is she really? Click here.
Standardized evaluation reveals the 'truth'.

Need more bad news... Click here for The Pessimist's Guide to 2017.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bridging the Education Gap

Improving education is a universal problem. ASAP's
Bridge the Gap project had some success.
Improving education is a universal problem. ASAP Bridge The Gap project - working to improve Math skills in 179 rural schools in Zimbabwe from 2000 - 2012 - had some success. Click here to learn more. 

In 2008  Gates and Zuckerberg joined forces to form 63 Bridge International Academies, offering cheap, standardized, technology-driven education in Africa and Asia. The Ugandan government has ordered the closure of these schools. What went wrong? Click here to learn more. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

World Toilet Day is Nov. 19th

'Hail to the Blair Toilet' - November 19 is World Toilet Day. 
Tomorrow, Nov. 19,  is World Toilet Day. Time to take action and reach out to the 2.4 billion people living without a toilet.  Focus on how sanitation, or the lack of it, can impact people’s livelihoods. Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The Resilience Age

Resilience, according the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is "the ability to become strong, healthy or successful after something bad happens."
But what does a resilient city look like? Click Here to watch an incredible, thought-provoking video pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Love to Change the World?

Duncan Green's new book, How Change Happens, will be released on Oct. 27th. He's uniquely qualified to "write a book that can provide sophisticated theories of social change, while providing practical advice to activists". Click here to pre-order your copy.