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Gender-specific programs help youngsters By Victoria Waterman

To tackle “persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and men of color,” the Obama Administration initiated My Brother’s Keeper in February 2014 and greatly expanded it this past May in the form of a new nonprofit called My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. To date, the nonprofit has received $80 million in pledged commitments and is championed by celebrities such as NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neill and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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Finishing Last: Girls of color and school sports opportunities

Opportunities to play sports, which provide valuable benefits, are diminished for all students at these schools, but are particularly limited for girls. In fact, when it comes to girls of color and chances to play school sports,2 the reality is bleak: they receive far fewer opportunities—defined  as spots on teams— than white girls, white boys, and boys of color.3   It is an inequality that has gone largely undocumented due to limited research. […]


Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s first film Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film and exposed the ways in which mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

In response to overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of the film’s message, Newsom founded the organization that has become The Representation Project in April 2011. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Representation Project […]

Woman Authors Reading

Please join readers, writers, authors, and friends at an intimate gathering of women authors as they read from their work, discuss their writing process and take questions from the audience.


Interesting piece from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unintended Pregnancy

One of the nation’s great success stories of the past two decades has been the historic decline in teen pregnancy and childbearing. Progress has been made in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups. Thanks to teens themselves, a tough social issue that many once considered intractable turns out not to be so. All of this good news raises an important question: Is the progress in reducing too-early pregnancy […]


ON THE MORNING of Jan. 17, 2014, Madison Holleran awoke in her dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania. She had spent the previous night watching the movie The Parent Trap with her good friend Ingrid Hung. Madison went to class. She took a test. She told a few friends she would meet them later that night at the dining hall. She went to the Penn bookstore and bought gifts for her family.

While […]

RE-Envisioning Foster Care in America

The Treehouse Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to restore and strengthen the health and well-being of children and youth placed in foster care. Our Community model aims to move children out of the public foster care system and into permanent, loving families.  Our movement is helping people across the country have the courage to face the fact that we need to Re-Envision Foster Care in America.

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