Green Bronx Machine: Fighting Poverty

Green Bronx Machine: Fighting Poverty

Stephen Ritz noticed the kids in his class were getting heavier and heavier. Three generations had pass through his Bronx classroom; obesity and diabetes were on the rise. He needed to engage his students, to make them responsible for their ...

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Volunteer Journal #77 – DonorsChoose.org

Volunteer Journal #77 – DonorsChoose.org

Recently, I stumbled upon the brilliant organization Vittana – a group that makes loans to students to finish their education much like Kiva makes loans to small businesses in developing countries. Seeing how excited I was to loan to students ...

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Volunteer Journal #75 (UK Edition) – Thames21

Volunteer Journal #75 (UK Edition) – Thames21

Sometimes the greatest thing about volunteering is the people you meet. I worked with Thames21 in London, an organization dedicated to cleaning up the waterways in and around the British capital.  Specifically, I got to use a log carnival-like hook ...

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Britain’s Flooding Apocalyptic for Wildlife

Britain’s Flooding Apocalyptic for Wildlife

As the U.S. wallows in a drought covering over 50% of the country, Great Britain has experienced widespread flooding, which is proving apocalyptic for wildlife . The wet weather, caused by a southern shift in the powerful jet stream , ...

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Volunteer Journal #74 – Vittana.org

Volunteer Journal #74 – Vittana.org

Dear Readers, I am super excited to introduce you to the awesomeness that is Vittana.org. – A micro-lending site for student loans. My love of Kiva is well publicized, as it is one of the easiest and safest ways to ...

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