13 02, 2017

Afghan Love Stories and Valentine’s Day Fairytales

2018-03-28T09:39:17-06:00February 13th, 2017|General, Programs|4 Comments

While her life has been filled with challenges, love, and adventure, Nasrine Gross isn’t taking her good fortune for granted. Instead, she dedicates her life to helping women and men in her home country write their own stories. Whether or not those stories will have happy endings has yet to be seen. This Valentine’s Day we want to share the story of one woman’s love for education, and how she is working with couples in Afghanistan, helping them learn and grow stronger together.

3 02, 2017

What Kind Of Legacy Will You Leave?

2018-03-28T09:32:31-06:00February 3rd, 2017|General, Impact, Planned Giving|3 Comments

When you think about your legacy, what comes to mind? Is it your children and grandchildren? Is it a property or business? What about a path forward? Many people associate a legacy with something that lasts after we are gone, but a legacy is a path that connects the past with the present and acts as a guide for the future.

11 01, 2017

Don’t Let the Unstoppable Revolution for Girls’ Education Pass You By

2020-01-09T12:09:58-06:00January 11th, 2017|General, Journey Of Hope|6 Comments

All over the world, the revolution for girl’s education is gaining strength. Young girls, mothers, daughters and wives are taking the first steps toward a future with education. People from all walks of life are standing with them, helping to provide schools and supplies, and give them a voice. Are you letting the revolution pass you by?

6 01, 2017

Creativity Can Carry Your Goals Through the New Year

2018-03-28T21:38:57-06:00January 6th, 2017|General, Programs|1 Comment

Last year closed with an exciting electricity. People all over the world felt a desire to mobilize, to raise their voices for the causes they believe in, and to band together to create change. With a new year and a blank slate stretched out before us, it may seem daunting to incorporate that momentum into your New Year’s resolutions and goals. If you’re creative, like our friends overseas, you might be surprised at the number of ways you can make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own, all without spending even one cent.

9 12, 2016

Graffiti Artists and Murals Bridge Cultures Half-Way Around the World

2018-03-27T22:11:23-06:00December 9th, 2016|Field Notes, General|5 Comments

Images can have meaning far beyond words. They become part of a universal language understood by all. Easy brush strokes, sharp sketches, and even graffiti evoke feelings that resonate with people from all walks of life. When barriers arise from language, distance, and culture, art can create a bridge to universal understanding and peace.

10 10, 2016

Education Can End Child Marriage

2020-01-09T12:08:17-06:00October 10th, 2016|Field Notes, General|7 Comments

According to the United Nations, more than 700 million women across the world married before their eighteenth birthdays. Two-hundred and fifty million of those girls entered into marriages before they turned 15. October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child. Once the marriage ceremony is over, childhood ends for many of these young girls.