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Off to Serve

by Richard Galentino

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 28, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Elementary, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Volunteer, teach, donate, create, care, contribute, build, help, lift-up, develop, give back, and make a difference in the world.” Richard Galentino’s rhyming illustrated book for graduates or those interested in public service offers an inspiring… More

Doing Good Together

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Humane Living, Parenting, Resources, Websites

Doing Good Together offers resources, services and more for families and organizations who want to help nurture compassionate, engaged children. The website includes activity ideas, resource lists, and strategies to help parents and others in… More

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Can Entertainment Lead to Prison Change?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 20, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Four years ago I wrote a blog post titled “What Is Prison For?” Prison was on my mind because I’d been reflecting on jury duty and the moral challenge I faced, finding a defendant guilty… More

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IHE Has Intern & Volunteer Opportunities

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 28, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Gain valuable skills while helping support the work of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE)! We currently have one internship and two volunteer opportunities. All three involve working remotely, so you can do the work… More

Lend a Hand

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 27, 2012 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

It comes naturally to most of us to help out when needed. This icebreaker sparks discussion about the importance of helping others, and how easy it can be to make helping part of our every… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on October 30, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. “Working to reduce food… More

GenerationOn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 28, 2012 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Resources, Websites

generationOn helps young people “develop into healthy, empowered, creative problem-solvers and global leaders by experiencing their power and potential through service, service learning, and giving back.” More

Idealist

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 27, 2012 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Resources, Websites

Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. It… More

Global Volunteers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 27, 2012 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources, Websites

Global Volunteers engages “short-term volunteers on long-term projects to create, nurture and sustain the well-being of the world’s children.” More