Outrageous Rent Increases Impact Americans

This winter I was suddenly the only member of my immediate family not facing the very real possibility of homelessness. I’m disabled, so Medicare and my Disability checks pay for a room at an assisted living group home. My disability checks don’t pay enough for me to afford rent on a home by myself.

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Join Our Fireside Chat with Nadya Hutchin

Nadya Dutchin—the new Executive Director of American Humanist Association—has more than 10 years experience in community engagement, strategic partnership, youth program development, multi-method fundraising, and change management experience. She’s known for using her voice within nonprofits to highlight the fact that challenges like the climate crisis and medical disparity cannot be addressed without acknowledging their…

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Congratulations Humanist Action Ghana vocational training graduates!

Our Humanist Action Ghana program (soon to become a Ghanaian NGO) just presented certificates to graduates in its vocational training program! This anti-poverty program trains young people near the town of Cape Coast the trade of sewing and gives them resources to start their own business. 10 trainees have trained under 4 professional tailors for…

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College Students Face Food Insecurity

Food insecurity among college students is more widespread than many Americans may assume. More than 1/3 of college students today experience insecurity with food and/or housing because of the rising cost of tuition and high cost of rent.

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Childhood and Food Insecurity: A Fireside Chat

According to the USDA, households with children were nearly 1.5 times more likely to experience food insecurity even before COVID-19. This number more than doubled due to the pandemic, with food insecurity affecting almost 1 in 4 families. Food insecurity results in many negative outcomes for children, including the ability to learn and graduation rates.…

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Fire devastates enormous Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

More than 400 people are missing and 15 confirmed dead after a fire at the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. An estimated 45,122 people have been affected — mostly all Rohingya, who fled Myanmar from ethnic cleansing in 2017. Many are seeking shelter in nearby camps, friends or families’ shelters, and learning centers, according…

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People with Disabilities Struggle in the Wake of the Blizzard 

They say natural disasters don’t discriminate but one would be hard pressed to investigate a hurricane, earthquake, or blizzard in which one particular demographic wasn’t disproportionately hit: the disabled community. The freezing weather swept in on Valentine’s Day weekend and tore through multiple states. Widespread power outages and bursting pipes ensued, flooding homes and leaving…

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Announcing a Bigger, Bolder Compassionate Impact Grant

In October, Foundation Beyond Belief stated that we had several upcoming announcements. And now, we are excited to formally announce the launch of a brand new format — and the opening of applications — for our 2021 Compassionate Impact Grant (CIG). You may know the CIG as a part of the Humanist Grants program, which…

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