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Violence Against Women
December 6, 2001
The Department of Justice, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services, has announced the launch of its Toolkit to End Violence Against Women, a Web-based resource designed to strengthen prevention efforts and improve services for victims of domestic violence. Developed by the National Advisory Council on Violence Against...
Muslims in America
December 4, 2001
As part of its "Carnegie Challenge" series, in June the Carnegie Corporation of New York brought together voices from the many communities that practice the Muslim faith in America to discuss the challenges and opportunities the United States faces as it becomes a nation shaped by Islamic tenets as well as its Judeo-Christian traditions. The...
World AIDS Day 2001
December 3, 2001
A new report released by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on the occasion of World AIDS Day (December 1) finds that, twenty years after the first clinical evidence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome was reported, AIDS has become the most devastating disease humankind has ever...
KnowledgePlex, the Affordable Housing Portal
November 30, 2001
The Fannie Mae Foundation, in conjunction with nineteen partner organizations, has announced the launch of KnowledgePlex, the first portal site to provide free comprehensive information about affordable and community development issues. The site, whose founding partners include the Brookings Institution, the Enterprise Foundation, the Housing...
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
November 29, 2001
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan, has updated the Philosophy, Programs and Procedures brochures for three of its programs: Environment (22 pages, PDF), Pathways Out of Poverty (20 pages, PDF), and General Grantmaking (24 pages, PDF). The brochures, which are available free of charge in both electronic and hard copy formats...
Join Together Online
November 28, 2001
Join Together, a project of the Boston University School of Public Health, has announced the launch of a completely redesigned Join Together Online, an essential Internet resource for communities fighting substance abuse and gun violence since 1994. Among other improvements, the new site features a cleaner page layout (no more frames), in-depth...
Sex, Genes, and Gender
November 27, 2001
What determines whether an organism will be a male, female, or hemaphrodite? What can organisms like mice and worms teach us about sex in humans? Is gender testing of athletes legitimate? These are just some of the questions explored on the new Holiday Lectures on Science Web site created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The site, which...
Faith and Family Philanthropy
November 22, 2001
Is there a spiritual motivation behind charitable giving? What does religion teach about charity? Does philanthropy necessarily embody the values and expression of faith? These are some of the questions explored in Faith and Family Philanthropy: Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity (122 pages, softcover), a new publication from the National Center...
Youth Violence Prevention
November 21, 2001
In 1992, at the height of the youth violence epidemic in this country, the California Wellness Foundation launched a ten-year, $60 million violence prevention initiative. Knowing there would be interest in the outcomes, the foundation also invested in an external evaluation of the program. The first deliverable to come out of that process, The...
William T. Grant Foundation
November 12, 2001
The William T. Grant Foundation, a New York City-based foundation working to create "a society that values young people and enables them to reach their full potential," has launched its inaugural Web site. Designed to enhance the foundation's visibility, improve its relationships with current and new audiences, and provide an access point for...
AIDS at 20
November 8, 2001
African Americans and Latinos continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. As part of a joint policy initiative with the Ford Foundation, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has released African Americans' Views of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years (24 pages, PDF) and Latinos' Views of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years (English and...
The Beehive
October 25, 2001
One Economy Corporation, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization founded and led by former executives of the Enterprise Foundation, has announced the launch of the Beehive, a bilingual Web site that's designed to connect low-income individuals and families with Web-based tools and information that helps them build assets and raise their standard of...
Youth Perspectives on September 11
October 24, 2001
In the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Open Society Institute has retooled its Youth Media site, a cornerstone of OSI's Youth Media Program, to give young people around the country a platform from which they can share their thoughts, reactions to, and perspectives on the events of September 11. The...
Kids Count
October 23, 2001
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has just expanded its interactive, online database of 2000 Census data, providing access to 2000 Census data on families and children in a far simpler and more detailed format than currently available elsewhere. The updated database includes new data related to age and gender, race, Hispanic...