Empowering Syria’s Internally Displaced Refugee Women

Empowering Syria’s Internally Displaced Refugee Women

According to the United Nations, since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, some 400,000 Syrians have died, more than five million have become refugees, and over six million Syrians are now internally displaced.   One woman – Rania Kinge, founder of...
Finding Support, Jobs & Motivation at Chicago’s Cara

Finding Support, Jobs & Motivation at Chicago’s Cara

It’s 8:25 AM on a Thursday and the daily Morning Motivation is underway. A group of 30 or so have formed a circle and are singing and clapping to popular, upbeat songs that quickly work their magic on this grey and rainy Chicago day. As they break into “Movin On Up”,...
Meet the People Saving Seafood – and the Ocean Ecosystems

Meet the People Saving Seafood – and the Ocean Ecosystems

There are two sides to every story, and as manager of the annual Seafood Champion Awards for the nonprofit SeaWeb, I am in the enviable position of having a grandstand view of the bright side of the seafood supply chain. It is part of my job to read hundreds of...
Social Enterprise in Gaza Paves Gateway to Employment

Social Enterprise in Gaza Paves Gateway to Employment

According to recent studies, close to 70% of the approximately 1000 students who graduate each year from IT programs in the Gaza Strip struggle with unemployment. It’s an especially concerning statistic when one takes into account the growth of this sector and its...

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