Smart ways for shelters for homeless dogs and cats to achieve “no kill”

Not all homes deserve a dog or cat, but all dogs and cats deserve a loving home. Unfortunately, with nearly 3 million homeless ...
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    Let’s throw Virginia Gov. McAuliffe an envelope-stuffing party—to support voting rights

    America should be a place of second chances — an ideal that’s often harshly flouted by the workings of our criminal justice ...
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      Show #LoveTrumpsHate with a voter pledge map

      The presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is fueling extremist, bigoted rhetoric against marginalized groups and emboldening ...
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        Colleges should just require students to be voters

        Here’s the most straightforward way to get young people to vote: make them. That is, we should push America’s institutions ...
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          Open food pantries inside local schools

          When children come to school hungry because their family can’t afford food, they struggle to learn and concentrate in class. ...
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            Give all new renters a voter registration form when they move in

            Being a voter just got a bit easier in the city of Minneapolis. In March, a new local ordinance went into effect that requires ...
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              In a country of second chances, college for ex-prisoners returning to society

              America aspires to be a country of second chances. In terms of the numbers, most incarcerated people do eventually return to society on ...
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                How one city made its domestic violence rate plummet

                About a decade ago, the city of High Point found itself struggling with an alarmingly high rate of domestic violence—the worst in the ...
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                  The Next Einstein Project: Easy steps to help first-generation college students fit in and finish

                  Even for the most talented and determined among them, young people who grew up in a disadvantaged family face enormous barriers to ...
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