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The Jennie Effect

For one couple, the quest for a little extra space turned into an improbable journey that centers around the tucked away history of a small house with a captain, and a very special young girl.   It’s called The Jennie Effect and our story starts here.  Sponsored by: JLB Images. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/impactually We’d…

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Beehold

From his work with local nuns looking for answers about their barren apple trees to his consulting with golf courses in natural habitat management to classrooms, and his own design workshop – he is a true beeliever in the good story – the gospel of abundance as taught by bees and he’s helping protect Wisconsin’s…

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Respect

Here we are a year into Covid and it’s still part of the landscape. But as restrictions ease, there is light at the end of the tunnel for those struggling to make ends meet. But, there’s one issue that cannot be fixed by open doors, micro-grants or stimulus checks, and that is the inequity of representation of women in the music industry.

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Testimony

For two Jewish women whose parents miraculously survived the Holocaust, storytelling as a means of remembering the tales of horror and heroism are part of their family legacies.  While their stories of loss and survival are different, they are bonded in their work as active voices of the Second Generation.  It’s called “Testimony,” and our story starts here.  Hanna Bloch…

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One’s Breath

We may call nurses humanitarian super heroes for any number of reasons, but at the end of the day they are people just like the rest of us.  For one nurse who for decades has been a champion and advocate for her patients and their families through some tough medical therapies – even death, the…

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Now What?!

Maria Yuan learned the meaning of democratic civic engagement by witnessing the journey of her immigrant family and how they embraced their duties as new American citizens. Her impact was to start Issuevoter.org – a non-profit civic engagement tool meant to all Americans.  For another, Emma Welsh-Huggins, it was a college experience: a broad range…

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Sound of Silence

Imagine, or maybe you don’t have to, caring for a dependent with a sensory processing disorder.  In the United States alone 1 in 20 people – children, teens and adults, experience some degree of difficulty filtering information from one or more of their heightened seven senses.  An overload of stimuli to their sight, hearing, sense…

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Brother Can you Spare a Quarter

Modern philanthropy is known as the powerful impact of kindness directed towards stranger, setting out to improve the human experience.  Put giving and wealth together, these two very complimentary instruments allow us to address and work to answer global issues creatively, constructively and with purpose.  But with giving patterns focused on 60+ US population and…

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Brewed

What if buying a large cappuccino, could significantly change a person’s life?  Sound implausible? Think again. For one woman, opening a small restaurant staffed by at-risk youth was her first step in mending a hole in the social justice system. It’s called Brewed and our story starts here. Links: www.curtscafe.org www.restorativejusticeevanston.org www.evanstonc2c.org https://www.foodforthoughtchicago.com/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/juvenile/stats/ https://mitmgmtfaculty.mit.edu/jjdoyle/…

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Sweetie

Champale Anderson wasn’t raised with wealth but she remembers goodness around her.   Today she is that most important person to her north St. Louis neighborhood.  Most notably, she is a champion for the children who call Penrose home.  And lucky for them – there is so much more to her mission than food.  It’s called…

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