Nonprofit articles

Nonprofit Spotlight: Propelling low-income kids to a successful future from ‘The Wooden Floor’

LatinaLista — It started out as an experiment in 1983. Provide a summer ballet pilot class to low-income children in Santa Ana, California as a way for the kids to grow in self-esteem, self-discipline and gain a sense of accomplishment through dance. The other part of the experiment was that the class would be taught

New UN global initiative wants everyone to answer: What kind of World do you want?

LatinaLista — In 2000, world leaders created the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It was a promise that the developed countries of the world would work together to end extreme poverty by 2015. Two years from that goal date finds that the world has made a lot of progress: The number of people living in poverty

Spotlight Nonprofit: Accelerating research to find a cure for brain disorders

LatinaLista — The recent tragic mass murders by people who have been labeled as mentally ill sheds a spotlight on a broader issue not often discussed in this country — brain disorders and injuries. Even when it’s known that “1 in 3 people will suffer brain illness or injury in their lifetime” or that “Traumatic

Spotlight Nonprofit: Bridging the world one translation at a time

LatinaLista — It is said that there are between 6,800-6900 distinct languages in the modern world. To make all these different people understand one another usually falls on the shoulders of a translator. The work of a translator cannot be underestimated. If they don’t use the proper equivalent when translating from one language to another,

Spotlight Nonprofit: Building bridges to bring all people together

LatinaLista — According to the BRIDGES for a Just Community 2012 Human Relations Progress Report Latinos and African Americans in the Greater Cincinnati area answered “yes” when asked if they had been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. It’s an answer that disappoints the six-year-old organization that strives towards “inclusion, closeness and fair

Nonprofit Spotlight: Online organization makes it easy for public to grant foster children’s ‘One Simple Wish’

LatinaLista — It is said that the nation’s foster children are the ‘invisible children.’ With no real family of their own and shuttled from one home to another until they’re either adopted or age out of the foster care system, these children are subjected to a harsh reality from young ages where they soon learn