Bon Jovi is an Affordable Housing Funder. Who Knew? – Housing – Inside Philanthropy

For longtime rock star Jon Bon Jovi, both creative juice and philanthropic prowess seem to be flowing quite readily these days. While Bon Jovi reports spending many daytime hours in the studio working on a new album, he is also winning awards for his philanthropic efforts, particularly for his foundation’s work with distressed communities and affordable housing.

Besides squeezing out The Boss as New Jersey’s top rocker, Jon Bon Jovi is squeezing in a lot of time for his charitable work. His foundation, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (formerly the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation) is a non-profit organization doing work all over the country to help poor and middle class families fight the tide of inequality.

via Bon Jovi is an Affordable Housing Funder. Who Knew? – Housing – Inside Philanthropy.

The Gates War on HPV Leads to Remote Mali and a Novel Way to Educate Women – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

De Groot recruited Eliza Squibb, recent Rhode Island School of Design graduate and global textiles expert, to help create a storytelling cloths that could accurately and attractively convey linkages between HPV and cancer, and teach Malian women about the benefits of the HPV vaccine. In collaboration with De Groot, Squibb produced a brightly-colored and medically sound storytelling cloth prototype. In blue, yellow, and orange, the cloth illustrates how vaccines prevent HPV infection, and how, unimmunized, women are prone to contracting HPV and potentially developing cancer.

via The Gates War on HPV Leads to Remote Mali and a Novel Way to Educate Women – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research shows // News // Research at Notre Dame // University of Notre Dame

I think we have done pretty well on these factors in parenting.  Interesting research for those who have small children.

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research shows // News // Research at Notre Dame // University of Notre Dame.

How We Heal: By Joining a Community and Connecting with Others Who Have Been Similarly Wounded


One of the recommendations I make in “Know Thyself” for expressing and healing your Wounded Child is to volunteer for an organization that helps others. One of the ways that I help children heal from trauma is also by inviting them to join the community of my office by contributing something to the Rainbow Wall, a wall of arts and crafts creations made by children in the process of therapy. This wall helps children to know they are not alone, and that even in their suffering, they have something to give to others, which is a representation of progress and hope.