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...
Here’s To The Dreamers: An ode for 2017

Here’s To The Dreamers: An ode for 2017

In the recently released movie, La La Land, two aspiring artists navigate the demands, expectations and sobriety of the “real world”. Mia (Emma Stone) is an actress with consistently disappointing auditions who moonlights as a coffee shop barista, while...

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