Connecting Homeless Youth and Shelter Animals: 20-Year-Old Rachel Cohen, Hand2Paw

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"It's a novel idea that homeless youth have so much to offer, and that these youth could really make the difference at this shelter. Hand2Paw's mission is to connect homeless teens and shelter animals in a mutually beneficial way.

Do Something’s mobile campaign wins NYTimes plaudits – and motivates millions of teens

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Projects range from recycling bottles to collecting used jeans for the homeless to brainstorming new ways to reduce energy consumption. This weekend, the New York Times chronicled how the charity Do Something is revolutionizing its outreach to young people by taking its message mobile. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Do Something provides teenagers concrete steps they can take to do good in their local communities.

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Ali Forney Center Saves Time and Effort with Norton Security

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Transgender teen Ali Forney fled his home at age 13. Forney continually helped other youth that were facing similar difficult circumstances, and he became a public advocate for improving safety for homeless youth until his life was tragically cut short.

Win a Sony PS3 and Support Young Homeless People from the UK

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I wrote about a virtual homeless teenager in Second Life who raising awareness of the plight of homeless teens in Spain. 1 text or phone entrance fee go to help The Foyer Foundation , a nonprofit that works with homeless young people. It isn't just self either, the charity will benefit and be able to help a homeless young person.

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Virtual volunteering carries real benefits --

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Amy Bogl uses Facebook parties to help an organization that shelters homeless teens win a fundraising contest. Virtual volunteering carries real benefits -- "Jeanine Handley, a graphic designer, volunteers without ever leaving her house by designing materials for a nonprofit legal aid organization. Molly Shah, a volunteer tutor, uses texting almost daily to motivate a student".

MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME : "Jack is a homeless young man participating in Portland's Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program through the Youth Building Alternatives curriculum at LearningWorks, where teens can earn a General Educational Development diploma while learning job and life skills.

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, they ran a campaign for teens to collect food for a Food Banks around the country. Another example was to help Youth Homeless Shelters. They interviewed them and found out that homeless teens want one thing – jeans. Kids learned about homelessness.

Museum 2.0 Rerun: What Does it Really Mean to Serve "Underserved" Audiences?

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Guards staring at black teens and grumbling about their clothes. Diane told me several stories about teens who came in thinking of themselves as dumb but changed their perspective as their confidence grew in two areas they associated with intelligence--knowing science and being able to teach. Many YES teens don''t come in with confidence about their own abilities. YES student projects last for several years, and teens are given dedicated space for their projects.

50 Nonprofits Every U.S. Politican Should Follow on Twitter

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National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy :: @ TheNC. National Coalition for the Homelessness :: @ NTL_Homeless. The 50 nonprofits listed below are tackling some of the most important economic, social and political issues of our time.

What Does it Really Mean to Serve "Underserved" Audiences?

Museum 2.0

Guards staring at black teens and grumbling about their clothes. Diane told me several stories about teens who came in thinking of themselves as dumb but changed their perspective as their confidence grew in two areas they associated with intelligence--knowing science and being able to teach.

5 Ways Hands On Nashville Rocked The Music City on #GivingTuesday

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From hunger to homelessness, HON connects volunteers to critical issues facing the Middle Tennessee community, and serves as one of the largest volunteer resource centers in the world.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


After witnessing the Stonewall Riots first-hand as a teenager, Rivera's revolutionary spirit was ignited and she worked for the rest of her life, continuing her activism and forming a group that worked with homeless drag queens and transgender women of color in New York City. She's a transgender teen and internet star whose story and spirit have inspired millions of people , including her peers, to better understand what it means to be transgender in today's society. she·ro (pl.

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7 LGBT Tech Projects You Need to Know

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One of the projects this organization is working on is called Connect 4 Life , a mobile phone program for LGBT homeless youth. TechSoup is proud to learn that one of our members, Dolores Street Community Services , has helped open San Francisco's first LGBT homeless shelter.

Building Community Bridges: A "So What" Behind Social Participation

Museum 2.0

A group in their late teens/early 20s were wandering through the museumwide exhibition on love. When I walked by the first time, the teens were collaging and Kyle and Stacey were talking. I don't know what formed the bridge between the artists and the teens in this circumstance.

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How Gen Z Donors Harness the Power of Online Giving

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And despite their youth (its oldest members are only now leaving their teens), kids in Generation Z are regularly rocking social media for social good. Helping Your Teen Give Back.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also want to them to discover and follow their own sense of social activism and philanthropy and become Philanthroteens , teens with a passion for social change who grew up not knowing what it was like to not to have a cell phone or not to be connected to Facebook.

Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

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Smooth Transition began working to reach at-risk teens early — before they dropped out of high school or left the foster care system. Its mentorship helps prevent its clients from re-entering the foster and judicial system or repeating poverty and homelessness cycles.

Learn to Love Your Local Data

Museum 2.0

Want to know how many kids ate fruits and vegetables, or how many teens graduated high school, or how many people are homeless? Last month at the AAM conference, a speaker said, "we should all be using measures of quality of life to measure success at our museums." I got excited. "We

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Introducing Abbott Square Part 3: Community Participation Builds a Community Plaza

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Businesspeople asked how we would keep out homeless people, drug addicts, and deviant behavior. We empowered a teen intern to make a video featuring MAH visitors to generate support for the project (shown at the top of this post).

Using Social Bridging to Be "For Everyone" in a New Way

Museum 2.0

We''ve seen surprising and powerful results--visitors from different backgrounds getting to know each other, homeless people and museum volunteers working together, artists from different worlds building new collaborative projects.

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Year Three as a Museum Director. Thrived.

Museum 2.0

When I look back at some recent projects that I''m most excited about (like this teen program ), I realize that I had very little to do with their conception or execution. LinkedIn has a new feature where people can congratulate each other on work anniversaries.

Are Online Vote-for-Me Contests A Good Idea?

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Jared Paul, the co-founder of a new nonprofit that has a focus on homeless youth and one of the winners of the $25,000 in the first phase of Chase's Giving Community Contest offered to share his thoughts. Note from Beth: There has been a variety of criticism of contests.

Submit Your Children of the Recession Story to Katie Couric

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One in 50 American children is homeless, and as more homes go into foreclosure that number will rise." So far, they've reported on Safe Families for Children in Need , Teens Bring Economic Stress to School , and How to Address Your Kids' Recession Fears. Yesterday I represented BlogHer on a conference call with bloggers from the Silicon Valley Moms Blog, and Katie Couric.

Donning the Sweatshirt of Service: Reflections from a Second-Year Ally

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It demands that we remember, as individuals, that what we do on a daily basis, on the regular — planning that Halloween carnival or participating in a homeless count across the city — matters. Analisa Xavier implemented Native American Connections ' first ever teen after-school programs.

Mobile Tech Connects Kids to Summer Meals

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"We're always looking at mobile services that can help impoverished, low income, and homeless communities," she told TechSoup. For many kids, summer means camp, the great outdoors, and best of all, no school!

Nancy Wins Free Copy of Being the Difference

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After 34 years in the Navy, Rick Koca "retired" - and started StandUp For Kids (S4K) , a nonprofit that works with homeless and street kids.

TechSoup Hosts Hackathon for Youth Health

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Access to the right information can help avoid these problems altogether or lifelong consequences such as infertility, homelessness, and so on. With 93 percent of teens online, 80 percent using social media, and 87 percent sleeping with their phones nearby – technology was a key option to helping find a solution. ISIS , an online sexuality information service for youth, kicked off its recent Sex Tech Conference by hosting its first ever Hackathon for Youth Health.

17 Ways We Made our Exhibition Participatory

Museum 2.0

We collaborated with two local organizations--the Rebele Homeless Family Shelter and Dominican Oaks retirement community--to conduct oral histories and produce a small audio and photo-based exhibit on maintaining love in tough situations.

Self-Censorship for Museum Professionals

Museum 2.0

Why do homeless people smell bad?” The science of capital punishment from DNA to execution Religion Teen suicide, teen cutting – I wanted to include these in my museum’s “Hall of Human Life” teen area. There are lots of things visitors can’t do in museums.

Eight Other Ways to "Connect with Community"

Museum 2.0

We're always happy for more bodies in the door, but if supporting teens means alienating seniors, there's a problem. The homeless community? Last month, the Christian Science Monitor published an article entitled, "Museums' new mantra: Connect with community."

Are You Serving Youth in Your Community? Think You Could Use a Free Tablet?

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Want to know more about how one Philadelphia-based NGO was able to use their TechSoup donation to help homeless teens develop valuable life skills? Are you… Helping youth develop lifelong skills? A TechSoup customer? Interested in winning this tablet?

Openness Transforms the Nonprofit CRM Business | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Another project matches teen interns with nonprofits looking for help – so – a pretty complicated workflow regarding that application and matching process.

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