Children’s Advocacy Centers are available to approximately 4 in every 5 U.S. children, yet over 13 million children are living in areas without a CAC. Teresa Huizar, Director of the National Children’s Alliance shares a conversation on the role advocacy centers play in helping children heal from abuse.
Workplace giving through payroll deductions has become a key method of fundraising for non-profit organizations. On this edition of Comcast Newsmakers, Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of the United Way Worldwide discussed the next phase of workplace giving, the Philanthropy Cloud, which will encourage engagement through digital technology.
Intellectual property theft costs Americans hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Kim Tignor of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law discusses IP rights and protections, along with efforts to educate and support minority communities to prevent theft of creative works and ideas.
Young people reap many benefits from mentoring, including higher graduation rates, improved self-esteem and improved interpersonal skills. A discussion with Elizabeth Santiago, Chief Program Officer of Mentor The National Mentoring Partnership, about how traditional and more informal types of mentoring can help youth thrive.
Each day in the United States, three women are killed by their partners every day. Susie Chase, Executive Director of the Maryland/DC Region of One Love discusses the importance of education communities on the signs and symptoms of relationship violence and abuse. By stigmatizing unhealthy behaviors, One Love hopes to stop incidents of relationship violence before they have a chance to start.
Latinos are underrepresented at America's most prestigious schools, contributing to a lack of diversity in leadership roles in the U.S. Elizabeth Vaquera of Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute discusses Hispanic enrollment, retention and graduation.
The Boston Public Library with 24 branches throughout the city, is a community resource available to all city residents that provides programs and services from author talks to lectures; to events and exhibitions; to computer classes and courtyard dining.
College Bound Dorchester gives a second chance to high school dropouts by providing a bridge to college and the resources needed to succeed. Mark Culliton, joins Jenny Johnson to discuss this transformative program changing lives through education.
You've heard of Doctors making house calls, but Dr. Jim O'Connell, President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless makes street calls to the cities homeless population. He and his team provide contiguous medical services to patients where they are.
Boston City Councilor at-large Annissa Essaibi George is tackling some tough problems for her Boston constituents. Education, homelessness and availability of affordable housing are a few of the topics discussed on Comcast Newsmakers with Jenny Johnson.
Reading Success by 4th Grade is a community initiative with the goal to have all of Springfield's children reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade. Project Director, Sally Fuller, joins Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the importance of the reading milestone.
The Springfield MA school system is the 2nd largest in New England; and faces the challenges of large, urban systems across the country. The Superintendent of Springfield Schools Daniel Warwick joins Comcast Newsmakers.
United Way of Franklin County, Executive Director, Sandy Sayers, joins Nathan O'Leary at the Majestic Theater to discuss focus areas in health, income and education; including programs packing backpacks and providing meals.