Getting Personal About Homelessness

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Homelessness is an enduring problem here in America, and it's not unusual for people to feel powerless to change it. In her brand-new Huffington Post, Anita Casalina shares some of the creative things that people are doing to address homelessness in their communities. The Central Florida Commission on Homelessness is one such group. Their Rethink Homelessness initiative recently produced an … [Read more...]

“Community” Our Newest BillionsRisingTV Episode

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On this episode we talk about Community – local and global. With Kokomon Clotty, from the Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. we examine how to bring harmony to communities living in poverty. How can we foster a sense of togetherness if we live in a place where we and everyone around us is struggling – poor, feeling left out of the mainstream society? We also look at how, over the past few … [Read more...]

Feeding Hungry Kids in America

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Our latest blog on The Huffington Post: As we head into the Holiday Season, there are great ways to support children in need so that they may enjoy the seasonal feasts. Visit: Huffington Post, Impact to see how you can help! … [Read more...]

Sustainable Agriculture: Billions Rising TV’s New Episode

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Our latest episode is live on http://www.billionsrising.tv/ In this episode, we turn our attention to sustainable agriculture. In the first segment, our host Anita Casalina talks with Sam Dolcini, Rancher and President of the Marin County California Farm Bureau. He discusses his work with Land Grant Universities, and the challenges of sustainable food production and the curbing of waste, both … [Read more...]

Our TV Episode “Literacy” is Live!

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Our second episode of Billions Rising: Out of Poverty focuses on literacy. Literacy is a crucial aspect of the Billions Rising mission, and may be the single most important key to breaking the cycle of poverty and powerlessness. Episode two features guest Linda Smith, literacy advocate and founder of Reading Village, a program that teaches the power of reading to some of the world’s poorest … [Read more...]

When It Comes From Your Life – Our Huff Post Blog

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Our deepest understanding of how to help others often comes from our own life experiences. Here are three inspirational stories:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anita-casalina/when-it-comes-from-your-l_b_5794606.html   … [Read more...]

Billions Rising Television Launch!

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We are thrilled that our TV show "Billions Rising, Out of Poverty" received such a warm response from supporters last week at Delancy Street Foundation. We treated our guests to delicious food, wine, and a full theatrical presentation of our first episode "Water" Watch for Episode #1 on our new website http://www.billionsrising.tv/   … [Read more...]

Billions Rising – Upcoming Weekly TV Show!

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Announcing our new TV show, "Billions Rising, Out of Poverty" coming in September, 2014. "Billions Rising: Out of Poverty" is a weekly, 30-minute studio production premiering September 4, 2014. We will feature guests who are creating sustainable solutions to poverty. Each show will consist of two main segments: First, an in-studio guest will be interviewed about their work. Some of these … [Read more...]

The Impact of Intentional Kindness

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In keeping with our recent Huffington Post blog post we would like to introduce Ben's Bells whose mission is: "to inspire, educate, and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships and our communities." When we do something good and kind for one or more other … [Read more...]

Billions Rising Joins Flash Mob for One Billion Rising

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Billions Rising Foundation is proud to support Eve Ensler's One Billion Rising for Justice V-Day events. On Valentine's Day our team, including Co-Founder and Board President Anita Casalina, joined the One Billion Rising and their Break the Chain flash mob dance on the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. Find out more about the initiative, and some of the other events that took place today, at … [Read more...]