52 Ways to Change the World

52 Ways to Change the World

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Promote Peace

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This time of year it is hard to avoid the barrage of postings about New Year’s Resolutions.

Most of these are focused on ourselves. And don’t get me wrong, there is plenty for me to do to improve myself, but I got to thinking, what if we changed our perspective from that of ourselves to thinking about others?

What if each one of us decided to resolve that in the next year (or years) we'd commit ourselves to making a change… in the world?

I suspect we'd experience a nice side-effect of becoming a better person anyway. I think that many people don't realize how to go about doing important things in the world. But small changes accumulate and can make large differences.

An epiphany is an epiphany. Don't underestimate the power of an individual with a cause, a commitment, a passion, or an idea.

OK, so where do you start? That’s what I wondered, so I developed this card deck of “52 Ways to Change the World.”

The goal of this deck is to stimulate thought, to inform, and maybe even to inspire action. It is likely that you are the kind of person who would be interested in changing the world simply by the fact that you are reading this.

The web provides a remarkable resource and venue for connection and action. This deck provides only a sample of 52 sites relevant to the topics noted. Of course, there are many, many more and you can be certain that the number will only grow, but this gives you a place to start. If you'd like a deck, just download. They are set up to be duplex printed like a real deck of cards, but of course, the labor to do that is up to you, this is the content. Make up a few decks and give them to friends and see what happens.

At The Center for Global Initiatives (http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ ) we believe in the power of the small project. We provide you with the tools and help so you can change the world. We maximize technology and tools in order to augment brains (http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/tools.cfm ).

We invented not only this Card Deck but also the concept of DIY Humanitarianism (http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/diy.cfm) and we work as a contributory conduit made up of entirely of pro bono volunteers, with a shared vision of making a true difference in the world. It is our mission to develop and execute smart ways of doing good. Now, go be a threat to the status-quo.

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  1. 1. 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World End the Death Penalty Stop Torture http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Feed the Hungry http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World House the Homeless http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World End Illiteracy Help Children http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Heal the Sick http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Cure HIV/AIDS http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Continue on Life Teach Others http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/
  2. 2.  International law, such as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The Geneva Conventions, unequivocally prohibits torture.  According to Amnesty International and the U.S. State Department, more than 100 countries on five continents allegedly practice torture.  Vigilance of how all governments treat its citizens as well as prisoners is key in stopping the worst torture abuses.  The death penalty costs more than life imprisonment.  Innocent people can potentially be executed.  Diverts resources and energy that could be better used to work against violent crime and assist those affected by it.  The death penalty is racist, arbitrary and immoral. Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.ncadp.org - National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty www.amnesty.org - Amnesty International www.cvt.org - The Center for Victims of Torture physiciansforhumanrights.org/torture - Physicians for Human Rights www.amnesty.org/en/death-penalty - Amnesty International www.deathpenalty.org - Death Penalty Focus www.witness.org - WITNESS 2 1 2  In 2004, a reported 2 million Americans were homeless. Of these, about 40% were families with children, about 53% were substance abusers or mentally ill and 10% were veterans.  Habitat for Humanity has helped to build over 400,000 decent, affordable houses and has served more than 2 million people around the world.  Access to information can help people find jobs and create an income stream to be able to afford housing www.habitat.org - Habitat for Humanity www.makinghomeaffordable.gov - Making Home Affordable www.cvm.org - Community Voice Mail www.earthsystems.org/ways -54 Ways You Can Help The Homeless 4 1 2  Find out what you can do: in your neighborhood … in your school … in your workplace… in your home… in the world.  See what politicians’ positions are  Get smart, get connected, get started. Make a difference at... www.invisibleconflicts.org - Invisible Conflicts/Dwon Madiki Partnership www.savethechildren.org - Save the Children www.childhelp.org - Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse www.healthychildrencoalition.org - Coalition for Healthy Children kidscampaign.org - Parents, Inc.  The number of people dying of malnutrition equals dropping a Hiroshima bomb every three minutes.  Over 14 million children under age 5 die each year from preventable hunger-related causes.  There are ample food supplies to feed every man, woman & child on Earth. www.oxfamamerica.org - Oxfam feedingamerica.org - Feeding America: Hunger-Relief Charity uk.oneworld.net/guides/food - OneWorld: Food Security Guide www.food-security.net - Food Crisis Prevention Network www.sustainweb.org - Sustain  In the U.S., an estimated 30 million people over the age of 16 read no better than the average elementary school child.  Illiteracy is a painful stigma that can be overcome.  Illiteracy extends beyond the written word to mathematics and technology, too.  Reading is an essential skill to be a productive member of society. 3 1 2 Make a difference at... www.roomtoread.org - Room to Read www.proliteracy.org - ProLiteracy 6 1 2  HIV/AIDS is a leading cause of adult deaths in the developing world.  There are 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe, and 22 million of them live in sub-Saharan Africa.  It costs around 40 cents a day for the 2 pills that are needed to help keep someone living with HIV alive. Yet more than 70% of the people in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $2 a day.  Every day, thousands in Africa die from this preventable, treatable disease. www.literacyinc.com - Literacy, Inc.     Be a hybrid of Indiana Jones and Mother Teresa Help others throughout the world with medical help and hope. Help people to help people. Help the poorest of the poor. 5 1 2 Make a difference at... www.fdoamerica.org - Flying Doctors of America www.doctorswithoutborders.org - Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) www.globalmedicforce.org - Global Medic Force (formerly ICEHA: International Center for Equal Healthcare Access) Make a difference at... www.joinred.com - Join(RED) www.avert.org - AIDS charity AVERT www.aids.gov - AIDS.gov www.psi.org - Population Services International (PSI) 8 1 2 Expand early childhood education Improve learning achievement Expand basic education opportunities for youth and adults Reduce the male-female literacy gap Make a difference at... www.experiencebell.org - Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) www.teachforamerica.org - Teach for America www.thirteen.org/edonline/ntti - National Teacher Training Institute www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-buildingblocks/teacher-education/ttissa UNESCO: The Teacher Training Initiative for Sub-Saharan Africa 1 Make a difference at... Make a difference at...     www.antideathpenalty.org - Anti-Death Penalty Information 7 1  Organ donation saves thousands of lives, but could save more with donors. 2  There is no cost with organ donation nor alterations in funeral procedures.  Over 100,000 people are waiting for an organ, but people die each day while in wait.  Donate the gift of life. It can also help alleviate pain and suffering. Make a difference at... www.donatelife.net - Donate Life America www.organdonor.gov/Default.asp - U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation 10 9 1 2
  3. 3. 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Promote Peace Give to Others http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Pray or Connect with Spirit Save the Lands http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Overcome Apathy http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Plan for the Future http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Support Victims of Abuse Create Responsible Parents http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Stimulate Public Health Foster Technology Education http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/
  4. 4.       Foster peace, justice and support for self-determination.  Fight terrorism, propaganda, and economic and political destabilization.  Promote justice, peace and social equality. Mentor, coach, tutor, and role model Create safe places after school to learn and grow. Develop marketable skills. Help to ensure a healthy start and a healthy future. Give back through community service. Make a difference at... Make a difference at... liveunited.org - United Way www.givewell.org - Give Well www.charitynavigator.org - Charity Navigator 12  Rainforests cover only 7% of the earth's land surface, but they contain more than half of the species on earth.  Polar bears and hippos have joined the ranks of species threatened with extinction from climate change, unregulated hunting and other man-made dangers. More than 16,000 species of animals and plants are at risk of disappearing. 12  Understand what to expect in the future, recommendations, scenarios, and alternatives.  Planning fosters success.  91% of Americans believe it’s important to be prepared for emergencies. However, only 58% of households report having taken any steps at all to prepare  Be prepared when disaster may strike.  Over 30% of the U.S. population claims to pray more than once a day. Fifty-nine percent of respondents stated that they pray at least once a day.  122 million people attend religious services in the U.S. on a typical weekend.  Religion and/or spirituality can help to give meaning to life www.uri.org - United Religions Initiative 14 www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/ data/national-observance-of.html National Observance of Children's Sabbaths Manual, Vol. 19, Welcome Section 12     Build communities Develop leadership Organize for a cause Plan strategically www.dosomething.org Do Something www.ready.gov (in Spanish, www.listo.gov ) Ready.gov: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.     13 Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.wfs.org - World Future Society 11 Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.iisd.org - International Institute for Sustainable Development www.worldwildlife.org - World Wildlife Fund www.earthday.org - Earth Day Network www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/support-us/fund/about-greenpeace-fund Greenpeace Fund www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/about - Nonviolent Peaceforce www.peacebrigades.org/ Peace Brigades International: Making Space for Peace www.cbiworld.org/index.htm - Common Bond Institute www.peacecorps.gov/ - Peace Corps physiciansforpeace.org/ - Physicians for Peace www.bgca.org Boys and Girls Club 16     Good parenting is crucial to the future. No one naturally knows how to be a good parent. Today’s society makes being a good parent even more challenging. No one should have to parent without the proper resources. 15 Learn and look for the signs. Be vigilant. Find out who to contact and how. Learn about prevention. Help those refugees fleeing abuse in their native countries find peace and safety Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.fatherhood.gov - National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse www.rainn.org RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network parentsplaceonline.org/parenting-tips - Parenting Tips: Parents Place www.parentcoachinginstitute.com - The Parent Coaching Institute www.pbs.org/parents - PBS Parents www.e-w-s.org Exodus World Service 18 Make a difference at...      www.iste.org - International Society for Technology in Education Make a difference at... www.tomorrow.org - Project Tomorrow www.flyingdocs.org - Los Medicos Voladores (The Flying Doctors) www.hhs.gov - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services wwwn.cdc.gov/dls/links/links_pa.aspx - CDC www.health.gov - Your Portal to Health Info from the U.S. Govt. 17  Don’t let America create a generation of technological illiterates  Join in a 21st century barn-raising  The digital divide affects those in lower socio-economic statuses www.cfy.org - Project Tomorrow 20 Foster child support enforcement & improve maternal and infant health. Prevent and treat substance abuse. Support home-delivered meals to older Americans. Assure food and drug safety Prevent outbreaks of infectious disease; provide immunizations 19
  5. 5. 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Take Action for Gender Equality Donate Time to the Elderly http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Volunteer Clean Up the World http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Become Politically Active http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Voice Opposition to Racism http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Prevent Drug Abuse http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Provide Employment http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Counter Terrorism Promise Change http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/
  6. 6. Many Elderly need: Heating assistance Housing Transportation Nutrition and home meals Your help!  Foster dialogue and raise awareness of the importance of gender equality to all.  Gender can be a powerful barrier shaping rights, capabilities, and opportunities  Fairness and social justice cannot be attained with stigmatization, rights violations, or lack of equitable control over resources and decisionmaking. • Protective service • Home and respite care • Abuse prevention and intervention Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.littlebrothers.org - Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly www.ilo.org/gender/lang--en/index.htm International Labor Organization: Bureau for Gender Equality. www.un.org/womenwatch - Woman Watch: www.vitalvoices.org/ - Vital Voices Global Partnership www.aarp.org/giving-back/volunteering - AARP: Volunteering Opportunities www.elderhelpers.org - ElderHelpers: “Bringing Generations Together” 22 12     Protect Biodiversity in all its forms. Prevent Pollution and abuse of the Earth’s resources. End all nuclear threats. Promote global disarmament, non-violence and peace. Make a difference at... Pick a cause. Get started. Do it now. Use Internet resources to investigate worthy causes. United Way? Volunteer Services? Health Association? Special Population? Make a difference at... www.gsinstitute.org Global Security Institute worldwide.unitedway.org - United Way www.givewell.org/charities - GiveWell - List of various charities www.iisd.org International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) 24  An estimated 709,000 youths age 12 to 14 currently drink alcohol in the U.S. (samhsa.gov, 2011)  Prevention reduces traffic fatalities, violence, unwanted pregnancies, child abuse, STDs, HIV, injuries, cancer, heart disease.  Prevention works! Help do more!      21 www2.guidestar.org - Guidestar: Nonprofit reports and Forms 990 for donors, grantmakers and businesses 12 23  Protect your freedoms.  Exercise your rights and choice.  Register to vote. Be aware of your state’s deadline to register in elections. Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.dare.com - D.A.R.E. : Drug Abuse Resistance Education www.nida.nih.gov/Prevention/index.html National Institute on Drug Abuse: Preventing Drug Abuse among Children and Adolescents www.samhsa.gov Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration www.rockthevote.com - Rock the Vote www.declareyourself.com - Rock the Vote www.votesmart.org - Vote Smart 26  Help young people to succeed in the workplace.  Integrate academic, vocational, and social skills training for the whole person.  Help young people gain good jobs.  Provide resources for motivation and transition to work.  Advocate for a living wage for all workers. www.witnessforpeace.org - Witness for Peace  The concept of race is a relatively recent social construct dating back to European colonization of much of the world.  Race discrimination is a public health hazard  Schools, housing and work are more obvious areas to get started. Make a difference at... Make a difference at... crossroadsantiracism.org Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training www.jobcorps.gov - Job Corps www.livingwage.geog.psu.edu - Living Wage Calculator www.antiracistalliance.com - Antiracist Alliance www.cvm.org - Community Voice Mail     25 www.naacp.org - NAACP 28 27     Contact your elected officials and get to know them and vice-versa. Visit your state government’s homepage. Get informed about issues relevant to you. Fight propagandizing and media manipulation Maintain policy for personal privacy Increase airport safety technology and procedures Expand federal racketeering laws to cover terrorist activity Fund studies to improve anti-terrorism policy and methods Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.factcheck.org FactCheck: A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center www.commoncause.org - Common Cause english.safe-democracy.org/keynotes/a-global-strategy-for-fightingterrorism.html International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security: A Global Strategy for Fighting Terrorism, www.democracymatters.org - Democracy Matters 30 www.sfcg.org - Search for Common Ground 29
  7. 7. 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Become a Role Model Show Respect http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Display Morality http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Encourage Conservation http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Understand Others Seek Those in Need http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Connect with Others http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Reduce Stigma http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Cultivate Pride Create Economic Opportunities http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/
  8. 8.  Self respect is the root of respect for others  Accept others without feeling obligated to embrace all their ideas.  Believe that every single person can make a positive difference, then help them do so.     Make a difference at... Be admirable. Presume someone impressionable is watching. Be someone that someone else would want to be. Give individual attention. Help their self-esteem and self-worth Share your time, your thoughts, yourself. Make a difference at... www.bbbs.org/ Big Brothers Big Sisters www.giverespect.org/ - Give Respect: Family Violence Prevention Fund www.tolerance.org/ Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center www.aclu.org/ - American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU 32 12  120-150 pounds of recoverable paper is annually generated from the average office worker.  Recycled aluminum cuts related air pollution by 95%  Since the 1970’s Americans have earned over 6,400,000 from recycling aluminum cans.  Care for other’s well being.  Promote values and caring.  Take care of important things. Make a difference at... www.outofservice.com/morality The Morality Test Make a difference at... earth911.com/recycling - Earth911 moral.wjh.harvard.edu The Moral Sense Test www.epa.gov/recyclecity - Recycle City (EPA) www.conservationfund.org - The Conservation Fund 34  Help with various community needs.  Be a good, contributing citizen.  Aid health, social services, arts and humanities, education, or civic affairs.  Be a part of a civil society. 31 www.radiolab.org/2007/aug/13/ Morality: Radiolab 12 33  Perhaps understanding others is the most difficult of human tasks.  Understanding yields improved predictability  Understanding comes from observation, questioning, listening and emphasizing. Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.gvengineers.org/who.shtml Global Village Engineers braillewithoutborders.org/ Braille Without Borders: The Right to be Blind Without Being Disabled 36  People fear and discriminate against those with psychological or substance abuse problems.  People blame those with psychological illnesses.  Millions of people suffer, often in silence, with a psychological illness. Make a difference at... www.nami.org/ - National Alliance on Mental Illness www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) www.save.org/ - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education www.afsp.org/ - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.religioustolerance.org/ - Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance www.onevoicemovement.org/ - One Voice to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict www.community-relations.org.uk/about-the-council/background-info The Community Relations Council 35 www.pjtt.org/ - Project on Justice in Times of Transition      Fight apathy and discontent. End loneliness and alienation Talk to a stranger. Sincerely ask how someone is doing. Don’t live in isolation Send someone flowers. Make a difference at... www.liveyourlifewell.org/go/live-your-life-well/connect Live Your Life Well from Mental Health of America 38 37  Microloans of as little as $100 can help jumpstart entrepreneurial activities around the world  Sustainable business practices benefit the individual as well as his or her community  Economic opportunity can help lift people out of poverty  Weave a rich fabric of community  Rebuild and strengthen the bridges between generations and between economic classes.  Assist and galvanize current leadership around specific goals for children. Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.accion.org - ACCION: Microlending and Microfinancing Org. www.endeavor.org - Endevor Global: High Impact Entrepreneurship www.iesc.org/ict-and-applied-technologies.aspx - IESC Geekcorps www.childrensdefense.org Children’s Defense Fund www.visionspring.org - VisionSpring (formerly Scojo Foundation) 40 www.anothercupdevelopment.org Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) 39
  9. 9. 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Expand Science Make a Legacy http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Inspire Others http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World Contribute http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Overcome Hatred Combat Censorship http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Exploit Creativity Find a Cause http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Communicate Respond to a Crisis http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/
  10. 10.  Everyone needs capital to live on.  There are a variety of methods and algorithms to safely invest for the future in the stock market  Income is not an excuse  Abundance allows you to help others.  Capture the attention of children with science and technology.  Make science a contact sport.  Inspire curiosity and create interest in science and math. Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.scienceeducation.gov/ - ScienceEducation.gov: Supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education for America www.mymoney.gov/ - MyMoney: website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education www.nsta.org/ National Science Teachers Association www.360financialliteracy.org/ 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy www.usfirst.org/ US FIRST 42 12      Help others to earn help to pay for education via a year of service  Housing Renovation, child immunization, neighborhood policing, disaster relief, public safety, environment, and more.  Get the bonus of helping others while helping yourself. 41 Gain from others. Give to others. Spark new ideas. Gain sparks… Make a difference at... Make a difference at... https://www.justgive.org/ - Just Give www.crossculturalsolutions.org/resources/alumni/inspire.aspx Cross-Cultural Solutions: Inspire Others www.charitynavigator.org/ - Charity Navigator https://www.justgive.org/be-inspired/index.jsp/ Just Give: Be Inspired www.americorps.gov/ - AmeriCorps shareyourlife.org/ Donate Life America 44 12  Support freedom of Speech, Thought, Inquiry, Artistic Expression.  Via: Fine Arts, Design, Verse/Literature, Performance of Drama/Music/Dance.  Pluralism and basic freedoms are central to the American way of life. Make a difference at... 43  What compels a bigot?  How do hatred and prejudice emerge?  Hatred is an irrational tendency in so called civilized people; but it seems common  All people deserve the same rights and respect as member of the human race regardless of race, creed, national origin or sexual orientation. en.rsf.org/ Reporters Without Borders for Press Freedom Make a difference at... www.eff.org/ Electronic Frontier Foundation www.splcenter.org/who-we-are Southern Poverty Law Center www.pfaw.org/ People for the American Way         You are needed. Urgently. Today. Your back, your brawn, your brains. Think globally, act locally. Pick something. Get started! 45 Imagination creates the future. Creativity changes the world. Creativity has no boundaries. Solutions to global problems require creative, interdisciplinary thinking. Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.dosomething.org/ Do Something www.charitynavigator.org/ Charity Navigator 48 hybridvigor.org/about-the-institute/ - Hybrid Vigor Institute anothercupdevelopment.org - Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) www.kinderart.com/ - Kinder Art www.aep-arts.org/ - Arts Education Partnership www.naeyc.org/ -National Assoc. for the Education of Young Children 47  Bring computers to children who live in technology isolated places.  Integrate learning, human development, technology, language translation, storytelling, and cultural understanding.  Bring children into cyberspace.  Bridge the digital divide.  15 million Americans have learned CPR, swimming and safety skills from the Red Cross.  6 million pints (1/2 of the nation’s blood supply) is supplied by the Red Cross.  Every day over 150 families are forced from their homes by fire.  Every year disasters strike across the globe Make a difference at... Make a difference at... www.redcross.org/ The Red Cross www.doctorswithoutborders.org/ Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) www.hrc.org HRC - Human Rights Campaign 46 50 www.bridgethedigitaldivide.com/digital_divide.htm Bridge the Digital Divide one.laptop.org/ - One Laptop Per Child globalvoicesonline.org/ - Global Voices www.witness.org/ - WITNESS 49
  11. 11. 52 Ways to Change the World 52 Ways to Change the World Embrace Others Generate Knowledge http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/
  12. 12.  A high school diploma is the entry to colleges and most job markets. Those not graduating traditionally can gain GEDs that are recognized equally.  There are foreign language versions and special forms of the GED for all.  Educational opportunities are needed throughout the world. Make a difference at...  Immigrants are job makers, not takers.  Immigrants boost the employment and income of all Americans.  Immigrants have a higher labor force participation rate, higher savings rate, and higher prosperity to start new businesses and create jobs.  Immigrants generate greater socioeconomic mobility for all Americans. www.yourged.org/ -Dollar General Literacy Foundation: Get Your GED Make a difference at... www.boostup.org/en - Boostup.org www.irco.org Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization www.bornlearning.org/ - Bornlearning.org: Help Shape Your Child’s World www.archive.org/ - The Internet Archive 52 12 www.nnirr.org/ National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 51

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