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A Small Shed that Feeds a Million Children Every Day

By Jackeline Luna –  There’s a tiny blue shed on a farm in Scotland that feeds school children in some of the world’s poorest countries. The shed is headquarters to Mary’s Meals, a nonprofit, that celebrated an impressive milestone last May in the country where it all started. “We celebrated in a small village in…

Protecting Girlhood
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Protecting Girlhood

Memory Banda grew up in rural Malawi in a community that practices child marriage. The girls in her village were expected to leave school to attend an initiation camp when they reached puberty, usually at the age of 10, 11 or 12. While at these camps, they were taught how to please men and were…

GoodWorks Coffee & Tea Founder Sam Cornthwaite making a cup of coffee overlooking the Bridger Mountain range in his home state, Montana.
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Make your mug matter

GoodWorks Coffee & Tea founder shares his effort to empower farmers, train at-risk orphans for employment and brew well.   By Samuel Cornthwaite | Photos courtesy of Floodlight Film + Photo – It’s 4:32 p.m. when the wheels screech hitting the ground in Beijing, China. Just 50 miles away is a “small city” of relative unimportance…

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Homeless Rock Stars

Nigel Skeet has been photographing some of Rock & Roll’s greatest like Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Poison, to name a few, since arriving in L.A. in 1986.  But now, his focus has shifted to capturing the inner rock star in the homeless man and woman. In a studio in downtown Redding, Calif. Skeet and…

#JustaTampon
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#JustaTampon

No one likes to talk about menstruation. It’s not considered a polite topic of conversation and for that reason it can be difficult to raise awareness and funds for the women and girls around the world whose lives come to a halt for about one week every 28 days. Women around the world spend an average of…

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12-steps to personal and spiritual freedom  

Ferrell Irvine fought through family anger and developed an Alcoholics Anonymous-based workshop for The Salvation Army.   By Ingrid Barratt –   Ferrell Irvine sat in a bar at 19 watching everyone dance. She wanted to be part of the group, but was terrified of making a fool of herself. Then someone handed her a beer. She…

She’s the First
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She’s the First

As many as 67 percent of girls in the developing world don’t attend secondary school. She’s the First is looking to change that through sponsorship and campuses set up in low-income countries geared towards helping girls be the first in their families to finish school. Focusing on girls’ education isn’t meant to take funding away…

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California offers free Solar Panels to Low Income Homeowners

By Jackeline Luna – Rooftop solar panels are rarely sighted in low income neighborhoods, where those extra dollars in savings could mean more money for groceries each month. Even with the declining cost in solar electric systems, installation can cost more than $15,000. The amount of sunshine California gets makes it the ideal place for…

Actor Ty Burrell of "Modern Family" with Kids In The Spotlight participants.
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Script to spotlight

Kids In The Spotlight trains young filmmakers and connects them to industry opportunities. Dressed in a golden and navy sundress, and draped in a sapphire wrap, Tige Charity greets everyone—film directors, actors and producers—whom she rallied together. After listening intently to each one’s job description, she explains what is planned for the day. Nearby, a…

Using Robotics to lend a hand
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Using Robotics to lend a hand

A French start-up looks to use robotics to improve the lives of those diagnosed with autism.  By Lizeth Beltran – Each year, the number of children diagnosed with autism appears to grow. At a rate of 1 in 68 children being diagnosed, more companies are looking to make a difference in the lives of children…

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