Sharing the human experience

The Portland Playhouse was founded with two core principles: inclusion and artistic excellence.

Bridging the opportunity gap

Connect-Us programs bring people from Connecticut’s most affluent areas together with young people and their families in Bridgeport.

​Healing through the ways we know

The American Indian Cancer Foundation is reclaiming Indigenous health with culture and tradition.

Why we should trust and invest in families

FII's radically different approach to poverty involves directly supporting low-income families so they can work together to achieve prosperity.

Public art isn't just for big cities

Small towns can be places of art and culture showcased in unique and exciting ways. A tiny town in Nebraska proves just that.

When do we start to love music?

Since 1924, Portland Youth Philharmonic has inspired and trained young musicians throughout the Pacific Northwest.

For these African girls, an alternate rite of passage

Partnering directly with Maasai communities, AmRef developed new ways for young girls to transition into womanhood without FGM.

J.K. Rowling shares why children need families, not orphanages

Lumos founder J.K. Rowling talks about the impact of life in an orphanage and how to end the systematic institutionalization of children worldwide.

Life lessons in the kitchen

Sharing knowledge about pickling, canning, roasting, broth-making, and dumpling folding can provide meaningful experiences for the next generation.

This teen is advocating for girls’ education in Kenya

​Fifteen-year-old Natalie Obiero believes girls everywhere have the right to go to school.

At this after-school program, everyone feels like family

Together, the Carver Foundation and Norwalk public schools are working to close the achievement gap.

This baseball star wants youth to feel safe at home

Joe Torre founded the Safe At Home Foundation in 2002 to provide healing services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence.