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Literacy.org

Literacy.org

“Literacy.org at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, is comprised of” National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) and the International Literacy Institute (ILI).
Subject: Education–Adult Education; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy–Functional Literacy

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

Grants Information Collection website provides links to funding and other resources relevant to philanthropy and nonprofit organizations. Also includes a link to funding resources for individuals.
Subject: Education–Higher Education–Financial Aid, Scholarships & Fellowships; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Philanthropy & Social Service; Business & Economics–Non-Profit Organizations

The Whole Family Center

The Whole Family Center

This site is aimed at understanding and improving all kinds of family relationships. Produced by experienced psychologists and includes articles on marriage, parenting, kids and teens, families, problems, coping with daily life. Deals with such topics as infertility, anorexia, divorce, suicide as well as everyday family problems.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life

Nobel Women’s Initiative

Nobel Women’s Initiative

Founded by six female Nobel Peace Laureates, this foundation promotes non-violent efforts for peace, human rights, and a sustainable future.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Peace; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–War; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Philanthropy & Social Service; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Points of Light Foundation HandsOn Network Volunteer Centers

Points of Light Foundation HandsOn Network Volunteer Centers

This locator service allows users to find designated “Points of Light” volunteer centers in each of the 50 states of America. Volunteer Centers are mostly independent non-profit organizations that work to bring “people and community needs together through a range of programs and services.” They provide a variety of programs and services such as “p …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare

Playground Dad

Playground Dad

Connects fathers “with the events and products that help them spend better time with their newborn to grade school aged kids.” Includes advice for dads.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life; Social Sciences Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs

Famine in Somalia – Photographs – NYTimes.com

Famine in Somalia – Photographs – NYTimes.com

The New York Times features two slide shows about the famine in Somalia: “Fleeing to Kenya (July 2011)” and “Dangers Hinder Aid (August 2011).” Thousands of Somalis are fleeing to refugee camps in Kenya every day. Many people, particularly children, die along the way; malnutrition puts them at increased risk for contracting deadly diseases. Insurge …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues & Social Welfare–Hunger–Famine

Homelessness Resource Center

Homelessness Resource Center

“An interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at federal, state, and local levels.” The website offers information for agencies for the homeless including training and best practices. It also features fact sheets for various types of people who are homeless, and a library of articles that can be b …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Social Work; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Poverty–Homelessness

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2011, was World Humanitarian Day. This resource describes the crisis in the Horn of Africa and tells the story of a humanitarian aid worker there. People interested in supporting the relief effort can learn about how they can help and connect with reliable aid organizations.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare

Closing Guantanamo?

Closing Guantanamo?

Since 2002, the United States has used Guant??namo Bay as a location for detaining suspected terrorists. A “succinctly explained” overview of this controversial consequence of the War on Terror is provided by author Jonathan Masters in this Backgrounder from the non-partisan Council on Foreign Relations.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Terrorism

The Fire this Time

The Fire this Time

The Los Angeles riots of 1992 were caused by the interaction of police and a citizen. In LA, police were videotaped beating a man during a traffic stop. The city rioted for six days after three of the officers were acquitted, and the jury failed to reach a verdict about the fourth officer. This is a Time Magazine article by GEORGE J. CHURCH, Sylves …
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

This resource, found within the University of Virginia’s Children’s Medical Center, is a tutorial for children and parents. It provides information about what cerebral palsy (CP) is, what the causes of CP are, different types of CP, problems people with CP may encounter, equipment used by people with CP, and therapy techniques.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders

Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research

Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research

“Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research strives to share HUD-funded and other research on housing and urban policy issues with scholars, government officials, and others involved in setting policy and determining the direction of future research. Cityscape focuses on innovative ideas, policies, and programs that show promise in re …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Housing