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HSI Is Pleased To Welcome Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP): Supporting Malawian youths for a better future

May 12, 2023 |

Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP) is uplifting the country of Malawi by strengthening its foundation: the next generation. Operating in the districts of Zomba, Mangochi and Ntcheu, the nonprofit mainly serves children and youths, with the goal of creating a Malawian society that is healthy, educated, free of poverty…

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Dementia Friendly Lehigh Valley Supports People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

April 12, 2023 |

There are around 25,000 people in the Lehigh Valley community who are living with Alzheimer’s. Many people who have Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) will live around 7-10 years after they are diagnosed. Even though there will be many cognitive and functional changes and difficulties during those years, the…

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Dr. Spino Kids Empowers Children Through Mentoring and Community Events

March 31, 2023 |

Dr. Pascal D. Spino, MD was a resident and pediatrician in Greensburg for over 60 years. He treated thousands of children and was known for offering free healthcare to those who could not afford to pay. He would also often travel to reach those who couldn’t come to him. He…

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The Positive Signs Initiative Serves The Community Through Art

March 10, 2023 |

As an artist, Areli Pellegrino has always been passionate about making art accessible to everyone and using it as a way for self-care. So in 2021, she established The Positive Signs Initiative (PSI). “PSI is a community-based arts engagement aimed at creating meaningful connections that are equitable & accessible for…

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Philly TRUCE Foundation Helps Prevent Violence Through App And Outreach Program

February 20, 2023 |

The Philly TRUCE Foundation started in May 2021 with a vision to “make every community functional, meeting dysfunctional communities where they are most likely to be underserved; in their neighborhoods and schools; in their media consumption; in correctional facilities.” With these missions in mind, the organization offers three core services…

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Hunting Park Green Invests In The Youth Of North Philadelphia

December 27, 2022 |

When Jose Ferran was 17, he was shot. Since that traumatic incident, he has been passionate about serving others and creating environments that guide and support youth to become the best versions of themselves and also give back to their community. Healing Hurt People first inspired Ferran, a program offered…

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Mercy World Organization Supports Vulnerable Children in Tanzania

November 8, 2022 |

In Tanzania, the Mbeya region has the highest number of children and teens who have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS. This staggering number of children, which is approximately 860,000 from 0-17 years old, are often abandoned and left homeless. They will often turn to gangs and drug dealers, or…

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New Horizons Rebuilds, Restores, and Renews Lives In Ukraine

September 20, 2022 |

When Russia started invading Ukraine in February 2022, many Ukrainians had to deal with the reality that the war could damage their houses and put their lives in danger. Thousands of families were forced to leave their homes for their safety. Two sisters, Daria, age 5, and Dasha, age 7,…

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Restore Ukraine Provides Life-Saving Support for Displaced Ukrainians

September 9, 2022 |

Since Russia began launching attacks in February 2022, Ukraine and its citizens have suffered devastating destruction, violence, and loss of life. According to a statement by the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, Russia has destroyed more than 3,500 residential buildings, including more than 500 apartment complexes. As of August…

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Reparations Finance Lab: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

August 10, 2022 |

In the summer of 2020, racial injustice in the United States came to a boiling point when the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others by police officers sparked widespread movements for long-overdue change. One of the many who were inspired to make a difference was Enith Williams, who…

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