Press & Resources | ARCHIVE: December 2014


To honor her child’s dying wish, Glenda Gomez became a mother again at age 54. In June 2012, her daughter Suhany Vasquez died of breast cancer and Ms. Gomez adopted her two young children. “Before she passed away, she signed the papers to leave her daughters with me,” Ms. Gomez, now 56, said. “It’s hard, but that’s what she wanted.” Ms. Gomez had already endured the loss of a child. Ten years earlier, in 2002, her 26-year-old son was killed in Honduras, a victim of gang violence.

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The world changed during James Dunn’s 20 years behind bars, but it was the smaller shifts in culture that gave him the most pause upon his release. Phone booths were empty shells. Women’s clothing seemed more risqué. And there were surveillance cameras everywhere.

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As seen in NPO Quarterly Ronnie J. Phillips is an economics professor at Colorado State University and an expert in entrepreneurial economics. His take on economics shows in a recent opinion piece that categorizes philanthropy as “the backbone of American capitalism.”

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2013 Annual Report

When asked about his role models, Carlos Montañez rattles off a list of sports broadcasters. “To me, they’re superstars,” he said. “I’ve been thinking that way since I became a sports fan.” Mr. Montañez, 21, grew up in public housing on the Lower East Side, where he lived with his parents, grandmother and great-grandmother. His home was modest, but loving.

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