Girl Scouts around the World

Girl Scouts around the World

Founded by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low on March 12, 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago. In fact, more than 59 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. From their willingness to tackle important societal issues, to their commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, Girl Scouts is dedicated to

The Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America was founded in the United States in 1910, based on the concepts of a similar organization founded in England by Lord Baden Powell. This organization, now over 100 years since its founding, was established for boys to build character and leadership skills until they reach the age of 18 by focusing on the Scout

Opportunity Advancement Innovation (OAI)

Opportunity Advancement Innovation (OAI)

Educating Individuals and Communities
to Live Safe and Sustainable Lives …
Headquartered in downtown Chicago, OAI, Inc., (Opportunity Advancement Innovation in Workplace Development) is a nonprofit training and education agency founded in 1976 by current president Tipawan T-Q Reed. OAI values innovation, respect for all peoples and their cultures, a passion for quality, dedication to hard work, and commitment to

Tippie Build Habitat for Humanity

Tippie Build Habitat for Humanity

Students are our future. In addition to concentrating on their academics, many are rebuilding lives. Robert Monge, finance and economics student at the University of Iowa, recently posted Tippie Build Habitat for Humanity. (I learned of this posting via my LinkedIn connection with Professor Joyce Berg). “Tippie Build” is an organization made up of students and

Gabriel’s Angels

Gabriel’s Angels

Animal-assisted therapy programs are recognized worldwide. An animal’s powerful influence in the healing process ranges from giving prison inmates a purpose to helping an abused child bond with a new foster family to putting a smile on a hospital patient’s face. The types of animals involved in therapy programs are countless. This “In the Spotlight” is devoted to Gabriel’s Angels. The mission of Gabriel’s Angels is to deliver healing pet therapy to

Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center

Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center

The Virginia G. Piper Sports and Fitness Center (spofit.org) is a fitness center with wheelchair-accessible weight machines, an aquatic area equipped with lifts and elevators, accessible locker rooms, and more! The SpoFit mission is to provide exceptional adaptive sports, recreation, aquatic and fitness programs that promote the independence, health and overall well-being of people who acquired their disability from birth, during a war, involvement in an accident or as the victim of a senseless act of violence. Jennifer Longdon is