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For Vulnerable Youth and Families, Filling Voids and Changing Outcomes
September 19, 2022

For underserved and vulnerable youth and families involved in the juvenile court or child welfare systems in Massachusetts, resources as varied as a bus fare, a laptop, even a bed, can tilt the balanc

In Rural Mali, Planting Futures Through Education
August 22, 2022

Barry Hoffner was on a personal trip to Mali in 2010, when he was struck by the lack of educational opportunities for young people in rural villages around Timbuktu. So he decided to build a school. N

Shutaf: Filling a Void with Inclusion
July 25, 2022

Beth Steinberg and Miriam Avraham both have children with Down syndrome, both moved to Israel, and both found a lack of informal education programming for those with developmental challenges. So, they

“Homeless Women Need Bras” — Giving Dignity to Those in Need
June 24, 2022

Dana Marlowe was a working mom in metro Washington, DC who was driven by a personal experience to start I Support the Girls, a Good People Fund grantee. The organization gives bras, menstrual products

Advocating for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community
May 23, 2022

Asher Lovy grew up in the insular Haredi community of Borough Park, Brooklyn and was sexually, physically and mentally abused by his mother. The silence within his community — where discussion of such

Aiding Holocaust Survivors in Ukraine, as Humanitarian Crisis Continues
March 20, 2022

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, The Survivor Mitzvah Project has been operating in overdrive, navigating turmoil and destruction in Ukraine to maintain contact with Holocaust survivors, deli

Creating a New Beginning, Starting at Home
March 07, 2022

At The Warehouse NJ, individuals and families emerging from homelessness and displacement are finding new beginnings with dignity. Here, they choose donated furnishings and home goods for their new ap

Moving Pregnancy and Infant Loss Out of the Darkness
February 21, 2022

Elysa Rapoport gave birth to a stillborn daughter in 2016, and soon discovered a lack of emotional and practical support systems in Israel for those facing pregnancy and infant loss. So she determined

Alternative Learning and Socialization, on the Farm
January 25, 2022

On her family’s land in Israel’s Hefar Valley, Rani Erez was part of multi-generational effort to establish Kaima Beerotayim — a non-profit educational farm that is empowering youth on the cusp of dro

Turning Grief into Impact
December 21, 2021

One quarter of pregnancies end in loss. For Reva Judas — whose son, Pesach, tragically died hours after birth — grief fueled a determination and vision to help individuals, couples and families facing