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N4P: Why We Talk About Rape

By Alyssa Zirkman | May 2nd, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE &online.rainn.org). They publicize the hotline’s free, confidential services; educate the public about sexual violence; and lead national efforts to prevent sexual violence, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Listen to Carolyn Wilson and Jacqueline Sacco tell their stories.

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N4P: What Makes A Non-Profit Effective?

By Alyssa Zirkman | April 25th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Dr. Scot Evans, Director of the Human and Social Development Program at the University of Miami, spoke to Shelly about how he got interested in the nonprofit world. He talks about the many challenges nonprofits face and gives practical advice on how to make a nonprofit more effective.

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N4P: United Kingdom Child Sex Abuse People’s Tribunal

By Alyssa Zirkman | March 28th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

The United Kingdom Child Sex Abuse People’s Tribunal (UKCSAPT) is an initiative that is led by survivors of child sexual abuse and their supporters, who seek to eradicate the problem of institutional child sexual abuse in the United Kingdom. Regina Paulose, Chair of the Steering Committee for the UKCSAPT, discusses the gravity of the situation, emphasizing the importance of a community of people working together to bring justice to those who’ve been hurt and silenced.

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N4P: Our Miami Report

By Alyssa Zirkman | February 28th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Our Miami Report summarizes the findings of an intensive research project focused on Miami’s complex issues. By identifying areas in need of further development, Our Miami Report creates common goals for community improvement. The Report identified eight key quality of life issues affecting Miamians: transportation, housing, arts and culture, health and safety, civic engagement, economy, environment and public space, and education.

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By Alyssa Zirkman | February 21st, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

UNICEF was established December 11, 1946 by the United Nations to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China. Its full name was the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. In 1950, its mandate was broadened to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system in 1953, when its name was shortened to the United Nations Children’s Fund. But UNICEF still retains its original acronym. Here are some recent facts concerning women and children: 17,000 children die every day, mostly from preventable or treatable causes. Nearly half of all deaths in children under age 5 are attributed to under nutrition—so that’s about 3 million young lives a year. Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence.

Brian Meyers, the Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, will talk on behalf of UNICEF.


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N4P: Reading Queer

By Alyssa Zirkman | January 31st, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Reading Queer promotes queer literary culture in South Florida through an annual week-long literary festival, creative writing workshops led by nationally and locally recognized queer writers, a literary salon series and a literary archive.

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N4P: Florida BookPALS

By Alyssa Zirkman | December 27th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a signature children’s literacy program of the SAG Foundation designed to provide an opportunity for performers, gifted in the art of storytelling, to help develop a love of reading in children and give back to their local communities.
Research shows that one of the best predictors of children’s success in learning to read is being read to aloud. BookPALS was founded on the premise that children must be exposed to reading aloud to develop a love of reading.
Every month SAG Foundation BookPALS read to more than 60,000 children in Title I public schools, hospitals, libraries, and social service agencies. The SAG Foundation operates BookPALS branches in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, New England, Florida, and Arizona.

If you are interested in this program and would like to become a BookPAL or you are a teacher or principal who would like to request a BookPAL for your classroom, contact Natalie Rogers, the Florida BookPALS Director at nrogers@sagfoundation.org or you can call her at 321-229-0638

For more information visit their website: www.bookpals.net

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N4P: Immigration Reform

By Alyssa Zirkman | December 13th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Michelle M. Ortiz is the Director and Supervising Attorney of the Lucha and Asylum & Refugee Projects at Americans for Immigrant Justice (formerly known as FIAC) in Miami, Florida. AI Justice is a non-profit law firm dedicated to promoting and protecting the human rights of immigrants through a unique combination of free direct services, impact litigation and policy reform. Ms. Ortiz specializes in the representation of immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She talks to Shelly about the struggles undocumented immigrants face every day and how we can help.

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N4P: All People Are Equal, But Some People Are More Equal Than Others?

By Alyssa Zirkman | December 6th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade improves the lives of women and girls through grant making, research, advocacy and education. Their vision is to create a community where all women and girls have equal access, opportunity and influence. Women and girls thrive when they have the right to safety, opportunity and self-determination in every aspect of their lives. When we invest in women, we are investing in the future prosperity of our community.

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N4P: Should You Go To Law School?

By Alyssa Zirkman | November 22nd, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Ann Levine graduated from the University of Miami’s Law School in 1999. Since then, she has helped more than 2,000 law school applicants. Law school is challenging, with a lot of pressure placed on the students to succeed academically. So why does one go to law school? For the money, for the magical $160,000 that recent law school grads made fresh out of school? There is so much good that can be done, actual changes that can be made with a law degree.

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