I have always counted myself lucky to be able to work in a field that directly impacts the lives of talented young people preparing themselves for a bright future. As a former president of an HBCU (Historically Black College or University), the majority of students whom I met were intent on creating a future for themselves and their families that brought economic stability.
With 2020 quickly approaching, it might feel hard to believe that two decades have already passed into the new millennium. So much in the world has changed since the nineties, and that holds true for the ways in which the nonprofit and for-profit sectors interact with each other. In an age where digital campaigns and viral media dominate for-profit marketing strategies, growing calls for transparent company practices have created an urgent need for companies to develop thoughtful corporate social responsibility strategies.
Diabetes Awareness Month aims to raise awareness for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes through education and advocacy. More than 100 million adults and children in the U.S. currently live with diabetes or prediabetes. The focus of this year’s Diabetes Awareness Month is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in 1983 when there were less than two million people suffering from the disease. Since then, that number has grown to more than five million.
In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month November 1-30, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's Disease.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program that brings people together to raise awareness for the problems of hunger and homelessness through educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.
In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 16-24, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end hunger and homelessness.
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.