Category Archives: Inspiring Organizations

Teens in Public Service

It’s fall again! As the school year begins, I thought I would start out with an article about service learning and a neat organization called Teens in Public Service. Good information for those who want to get their kids more … Continue reading

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Working at FamilyWorks

Today was my first day at my new job at FamilyWorks! I have been hired as the volunteer coordinator of this cool nonprofit, whose mission is to “nourish and strengthen individuals and families by connecting people with support, resources, and community.” … Continue reading

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Camp Ten Trees

This summer will be Shaila Pierce-Hamel’s fifth summer at Camp Ten Trees and she can’t wait. “We have camp songs about all kinds of families, like Herman the Worm who eats his two moms,” said Shaila. Read the rest of my Parentmap … Continue reading

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The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition: A Small Nonprofit Makes a Difference Advocating for Environmental Health

When Peter Quenguyen, a Vietnamese immigrant, moved to Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, he didn’t know the river nearby had been designated by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2001 as one of the most contaminated sites in the nation and a … Continue reading

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One Mom’s Goal to Help her Son: The Foundation Fighting Blindness

Amy Hayes of Chicago, IL, is raising money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), a national nonprofit organization that is the world’s leading private source for retinal disease research funding. On June 9, she and her family are participating in the eighth … Continue reading

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My Article in the Seattle Globalist

Excited that my article on Haiti Babi has been published. Enjoy!

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Passover and Human Trafficking: What’s the Connection?

An article written by Rabbi Lauren Kurland of Seattle relates the story of Passover — the celebration of the Jews’ freedom from slavery and subsequent exodus from Egypt long ago — to the problem of slavery in modern day times. It … Continue reading

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An American Midwife in Uganda

Jane Drichta (pronounced Drick-ta) is an energetic lady who has her hands full of a million things. When she is not homeschooling her teenage daughter, who fell ill from a stroke, she is busy managing her business, Equinox Healing Arts, … Continue reading

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Let’s start a dialogue about slums

The Seattle Globalist, in partnership with The Seattle Times, has published the first of a three-part series on urban slums around the world. A friend is on their board and shared with me how proud she was that her financial … Continue reading

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Leaders around the world fighting for women’s issues

Nicholas Kristof, the NYT journalist, and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, have made a list of the most powerful women who are campaigning for women’s issues. It’s a rather interesting assortment, listed on Forbes.com. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that … Continue reading

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