Working Towards New Energy

Photo courtesy of Beyond Nuclear

Earlier this year, Japan suffered one of its most devastating natural disasters, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and violent tsunami that devastated most of the country. This unfortunate incident sparked a series of events that placed hurdles in the road to recovery, including a nuclear plant accident that cause three of four Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Fukushima…

Thank You!

Left to right: Shireen Mitchell, Jen Consalvo, Jill Foster, Shana Glickfield, Maddie Grant, Liz Scherer

  We’ve had amazing support from the DC community, notably from our tight-knit community of bloggers and social activists. For almost three months, they’ve been part of the planning and promotion process for Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington, taking time from their already-packed schedules to be there for us. I’d like to thank…

Daryl: Fighter, Changer, Giver

Photo by ElvertBarnes

Daryl’s a fighter. He was born into a broken home, with a mother who abused drugs, and a family ridden with poverty and crime, that which claimed his brother’s life. There was no one in his family he could get close to, so the streets welcomed him and led him to a life in and…

The Era of Civic Groundswell: Panel Discussion This Afternoon

Photo by David Shankbone

When news reports are flooded with stories about revolts in Tahrir Square, Tunisia, and Wall Street, it’s hard to deny the impact online is having on civic action. Social media was an enormous part in the wildfire spread of ideas, recruitment of followers, and coordination of meet-ups that made it possible for groups to express…

A Boost in Our Step

Photo courtesy of The Children and Family Network Centers

Like millions of U.S. immigrants, Alfredo came from El Salvador looking for a better life than what his country could offer him. He first arrived in Alexandria, VA on a temporary working visa. When his visa renewed the following year, he came back to the U.S. with his new bride and love of his life,…