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The Invisible Ceiling for the American Working Poor

My life, since age 10, has been in a poor family. My mother was a high school dropout when my parents divorced. She had a realty license, but with two young children coming home after school to an empty house, she was unable to hold a job that couldn't guarantee her evenings off. Show More Summary

Women in Business: Q&A with Marissa Sackler, Founder and President of Beespace

Marissa's lifelong passion for nonprofits led to the formation of Beespace. She is a founding sponsor and activist for charity:water and serves on the Board of Directors for Invisible Children, Dia Art Foundation and the Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation. Show More Summary

Fukushima children face invisible enemy

Fear of radiation has kept kids indoors for much of their short lives.

Japan Tells Children To ‘Avoid Touching The Outside Air’

The fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues. Radiation rates are only “slightly higher than normal,” and yet children are told to “avoid touching the outside air.” Reuters highlights the “invisible enemy” being fought. Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it’s like […]

Talking to Heather Doney and Rachel Coleman About Child Abuse, the Quiverfull Movement and Homeschooling Policy Reform

2 months agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Rachel Lazerus Heather Doney and Rachel Coleman are co-founders of Homeschooling’s Invisible Children, a site that documents abuse under the cover of homeschooling. Recently, they launched a new organization, the Coalition for Responsible...Show More Summary

Little girl's adorable note outlines what she would do to her brother if she could be invisible.

2 months agoOdd : Happy Place

Remember: siblings are the greatest gift parents can give their children. Redditor Mike Bianchini remembers getting along with his twin sister as a kid, but apparently she had her moments of ruthlessness. Or at least, imagined ruthlessness. Show More Summary

How I'm Using Rock-Climbing to Save Youth in Gangs

Thanks to Hollywood and Invisible Children’s viral KONY2012 campaign, most Americans associate child soldiers with African dictatorships or Middle Eastern terrorists. But the reality is the problem is much closer to home. Head to Mexico...Show More Summary

Invisibility is Not What I am Fighting For

by Shaker masculine_lady, who shares her home and life with her wife, three children, and a badass cat named Eartha Kitty.[Content Note: Invisbilizing queer folks.]This past Sunday, I saw this book in my church bookstore: I don't really have a lot of info on the content; it's the title "myth" that I am so grumpy about. Show More Summary

Local Police Confirm This House Is Haunted By Demons

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

A police captain in Gary, Indiana, says he believes a family's claims of supernatural terror in a rental house they've since fled. Levitating children, swarms of flies in wintertime, mysterious footprints, invisible friends, anotherShow More Summary

Are gifted children getting lost in the shuffle?

Gifted children are likely to be the next generation's innovators and leaders—and yet, the exceptionally smart are often invisible in the classroom, lacking the curricula, teacher input and external motivation to reach full potential. This conclusion comes as the result of the largest scientific study of the profoundly gifted to date, a 30-year study.

Addressing Trauma's Impact on Learning Should Be Central to the Way Schools Are Run

The New York Times empathetically and articulately chronicles the travails of homeless children in its recent series "Invisible Child." Young Dasani, the centerpiece of the series, is just one of many more children than we ever imagined who are exposed to highly adverse experiences every day. Show More Summary

Bloomberg Project Wastes Millions While 22,000 New York Children Remain Homeless -- What Will de Blasio Do?

The New York Times is currently publishing a series of articles about a homeless girl and her family. Brilliantly written by Andrea Elliott, "Invisible Child," describes a year in the life of 12-year-old Dasani as she tries to grow up...Show More Summary

UNICEF’s Birthday Wish: A Birth Certificate for Every Child

UNICEF turns 67 today, and it marked its birthday with the release of Every Child’s Birth Right. This report focuses a spotlight on the “Invisible Children,” the 230 million children under the age of five who lack birth certificates. One in three children does not officially exist Around the world, one in three children under the […]

Rachel Bilson Makes a Shirt for Invisible Children

Showing off a little holiday spirit while out in Beverly Hills, Rachel Bilson was cool and casual while shopping at T.J. Maxx. The 32-year-old actress, who looked delightful in denim, recently announced that she designed a t-shirt for...Show More Summary

Rachel Bilson Designs T-Shirt for Invisible Children!

Rachel Bilson shows her holiday spirit while doing some shopping at T.J. Maxx on Tuesday (December 3) in Beverly Hills, Calif. It was recently announced that the 32-year-old actress has designed a t-shirt for Invisible Children to help raise money for lifesaving programs in East and Central Africa. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]

Amid chaos, Toronto mayor's family shuns spotlight

5 months agoNews : The Newsroom

TORONTO (AP) — While the spotlight shines brightly on Toronto's embattled and erratic mayor, Rob Ford's wife and two children have remained almost invisible — save for one widely known embarrassing incident. Little is known about his family, although it is clear that his wife craves her privacy.

I Am Big

When Invisible Children came to my high school in the fall of 2009, I was 16 years old. I was a new junior at a small boarding school in Massachusetts called Cushing Academy. I was angry, upset and had not yet found my purpose in this confusing, and often times disappointing, world. Show More Summary

Invisible Children wrote "An Open (Love) Letter to MIA" (re: Joseph Kony)

MIA at Terminal 5 earlier this month (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) M.I.A. namedropped Invisible Children on her album Matangi and in a recent NPR interview, and now Alex from the organization has written An Open (Love) Letter to MIA....

Military children, families remain an invisible subculture

With the changes military personnel have experienced since the 9/11 conflicts began, our knowledge of military children and their families -- one of the largest American subcultures, affecting 2 million children -- has become outdated. Show More Summary

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