Children are included in the homeless population, according to Carlos Carter, Executive Director, Homeless Children's Education Fund in Pittsburgh, who says anxiety about no food or place to sleep causes developmental issues for these homeless kids in school. Helping homeless children can break the cycle of poverty through help at all levels of their education including college and careers. Sheila Hyland hosts from the Chatham University Campus in Pittsburgh. homelessfund.org
The Girl Scouts is one of the few organizations that have had a great impact on women. Host Sheila Hyland talks with Lisa Shade, Director, Marketing and Communications, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, about the benefits of its many programs, including the Cookie Program, for young girls to try new things, develop new skills, grow and succeed in life. Recorded on the Chatham University Campus in Pittsburgh. gswpa.org
Children are given the opportunity to make good choices at the Lemoyne Community Center in Washington, PA, according to Executive Director Joyce D. Ellis, who began transforming the lives of children by transforming an old building to offer programs and services to help. Sheila Hyland hosts from the Chatham University Campus in Pittsburgh. lemoynecommunitycenter.org
Changes in the early years of a girls life can cause her sense of self to dip but Strong Girls Strong Women Pittsburgh Executive Director Dr. Jocelyn Horner says her organization provides a positive approach when girls enter that low self esteem space. Sheila Hyland hosts from the Chatham University Campus in Pittsburgh. swsg.org
Why it’s important for leaders to understand the community and the growth opportunity it creates for the community is the focus of discussion with Aradhna Oliphant, President and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Sheila Hyland hosts from the Chatham University Shadyside Campus in Pittsburgh. lpinc.org
The Urban Redevelopment Authority in Pittsburgh is home to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and its Assistant Director Jennifer Wilhelm talks with host Sheila Hyland on the Chatham University Campus about honoring Women’s History Month with a new initiative to encourage women to grow their businesses, and a discussion on help the Authority can provide to all businesses, large and small. ura.org
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation seeks to create positive change for youths in under-served communities, focusing on youth development and mentorship. To learn more, visit the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation on the web at www.theMalcolmJenkinsFoundation.org
According to the International Labor Organization, 27 million people are involved in human trafficking. Laurel Bellows of the American Bar Association's Human Trafficking Task Force addresses this growing trend. To learn more, visit the American Bar Association on the web at www.ambar.org/trafficking
More than 20 million Americans cope with vision loss, and that number is growing due to baby boomers reaching retirement age and beyond and higher survival rates for premature babies, many with multiple disabilities. Paul Schroeder of American Foundation for the Blind discusses efforts to be sure that technology is accessible to this population.
Schroeder stated, "Vision loss...can be very tough and it is difficult for people to adjust to. Most people lose their site... as they are aging."
Visit American Foundation for the Blind at www.AFB.org.
Helping to raise the next generation of leaders. Ryan Manion, President of the Travis Manion Foundation, discusses a program that is partnering young people with the military community to develop strong core values.
Manion stated, "Our veteran community and our military community as a whole are a shining examples of leadership and character."
Visit the Travis Manion Foundation on the web at www.TravisManion.org or www.Facebook.com/TravisManionFoundation or follow on twitter at www.twitter.com/TMFoundation.