First launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month was re-established in 1993 as a month-long celebration in October with the following four goals:
Observed in October each year, Down Syndrome Awareness Month was started by the National Down Syndrome Society in the 1980’s. By spreading awareness, advocacy, and inclusion throughout the community, the month is a time to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments.
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. People who are in an abusive relationship will stay with their partner for a number of reasons, including:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - an annual campaign that aims to educate the public on the importance of early screening, testing and treatment for breast cancer. Activities include raising research funds to help identify the cause, uncover potential prevention strategies, and improve diagnosis, in addition to offering support to people impacted by the disease.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 1-31, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end breast cancer.
Art Spark Texas (formerly VSA Texas) challenges perceptions of people with disabilities and ignites confidence, ideas and courage to make a difference. Founded in 1996 and based in Austin, Texas, our vision is to create a society where people with disabilities can participate in, learn through, and enjoy the arts. To this end, we work with artists, patrons and community members to create arts-inspired, inclusive communities of diverse individuals.
Since 1985, The Conservation Fund has protected about 28 acres an hour—nearly 700 acres a day. That is about one Central Park worth of land protected each day! Your support helps make this possible and allows us to address the most pressing environmental challenges of our time: climate change and sea level rise, loss of habitat for wildlife, access to food systems, conversion of working forests, farms and ranches, and more.
Imagine that you KNOW you can do a job. You KNOW you can contribute – but at every turn you are denied the opportunity to fulfill your potential because other people don’t think you can make the grade.
Wouldn’t you want someone to see the REAL YOU and let your talent and potential shine?
At Melwood, we believe in challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations.
We believe that, with the right support, everyone can achieve their potential.