Yearly Archive: 2012

A Slow Battle for the Young and Overweight

Recently published reports show declines in the rates of obesity among children in both urban metropolises and smaller cities and towns. Though preliminary and confined for the most part to three geographical regions—Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York City—the data … Read more

What is the value of a trained civic leader?

That’s a question we ask ourselves a lot at AJLI. And the answer is (drum roll, please!) a great deal, even if difficult to measure in traditional professional terms.

Voluntarism has many meanings for different women. For some, it’s joining … Read more

The Fiscal Cliff and the Charitable Deduction Policy

Fiscal Cliff
Fiscal Cliff

The Budget Deficit. The Fiscal Cliff. Higher Taxes. Cuts to Entitlements. Whether funded through the government or by private donations, it’s hard for many U.S. nonprofit organizations not to feel anxious and unsettled.

In the midst of the dialogue between … Read more

Life on the Streets

As November, National Adoption Month, draws to a close, it seems appropriate to contemplate the challenges faced by the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico, where orphanages … Read more