Philanthropy

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Cherishing Our Words

Believe the survivor. Embrace your voice. Understand that your words have power. This is the message being spread this April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). A relatively young national month of remembrance, SAAM was first observed by the United States on April 1, 2001. Ever since, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has promoted the month and encouraged nationwide…

World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day. This day serves as a reminder for us to practice safe sex, support those living with HIV, and to memorialize those who have passed from AIDS-related illness. There are almost 37 million people worldwide who are estimated to have the virus, and standing in solidarity with these people serves as a vital reminder to…

Hurricane Relief

Fierce winds rip through the streets as tumultuous rain pelts down buildings, flooding the pavement. Power outages, toppled buildings, and devastated lives lie in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria–and those were only hurricanes that affected U.S. territory. Since the beginning of 2017, 13 storms have been named and recorded within the Atlantic ocean. These tremendous storms have…

Let’s DACA ‘Bout It

On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, President Trump made the executive decision to bring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to an end. DACA recipients now face a gradual phase out that could end with their deportation to countries they have never called home. Trump continues to express mixed emotions about his decision to end DACA but ultimately seems to be…

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