A Nonprofit Tried to Fix Tech Culture—but Lost Control of Its Own

Allen, a data scientist, and Massachi, a software engineer, worked for nearly four years at Facebook on some of the uglier aspects of social media, combating scams and election meddling. They didn’t know each other but both quit in 2019, frustrated at feeling a lack of support from executives. “The work that teams like the … Read more

A driver with an Oregon-based medical care nonprofit is fatally shot in Ethiopia while in a convoy

PORTLAND, Ore. — A staff member with an Oregon medical care nonprofit was killed when the team he was traveling with in a convoy was fired upon in Ethiopia, officials said Monday. Mustefa Alkisim was a Medical Teams International driver traveling in the insecure Amhara region of Ethiopia Friday when men fired at the group, … Read more

Melinda French Gates Is Funding Reproductive Rights Initiatives

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Red Nose Day 2024 fights child poverty with the ‘whimsy’ of a candy castle, monster truck and Legos

NEW YORK — An edible, life-sized cookie of the contest winner and a car-crushing monster truck ride are two of the new prizes up for grabs in the Red Nose Day 2024 campaign, which ramps up Thursday. As Comic Relief US’s fundraising initiative for underserved American children enters its 10th year, the charity is hoping … Read more

New Builders initiative looks to fight polarization by encouraging collaboration and alliances

NEW YORK — Adam Luke remembers entering the first meeting of what would become the Citizen Solutions pilot project thinking, “Oh god, this is going to suck.” A self-described “educated redneck,” Luke was one of 11 Tennesseans with widely divergent views on gun rights selected by the project to discuss potential recommendations to reduce gun … Read more

Violence is traumatizing Haitian kids. Now the country’s breaking a taboo on mental health services

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Students often throw up or wet themselves when gunfire erupts outside their school in northern Port-au-Prince. When they do, school director Roseline Ceragui Louis finds there’s only one way to try to calm the children and keep them safe: getting them to lie on the classroom floor while she sings softly. “You … Read more

Nigeria’s fashion and dancing styles in the spotlight as Harry, Meghan visit its largest city

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s fashion and traditional dances were at full display on Sunday as Prince Harry and Meghan arrived in its largest city, Lagos, as part of their three-day visit to the country to promote mental health for soldiers and empower young people. The couple, invited to the West African nation by its military, … Read more

King Charles’ longtime charity celebrates new name and US expansion at New York gala

NEW YORK — The King’s Trust celebrated its new name, an update of King Charles III’s long-running charity The Prince’s Trust, and the expansion of its work in the United States with a star-studded gala in New York City on Thursday night. “Ladies and gentlemen, the trust will continue to help young people around the … Read more

Michelle Yeoh to join business and political leaders at Global Citizen NOW summit to fight poverty

NEW YORK — Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg are among the diverse group of political, business and philanthropic leaders Global Citizen will convene in New York on May 1 and 2, the nonprofit announced on Thursday. The Global Citizen NOW summit will seek support for workable solutions … Read more

Michelle Yeoh to join business and political leaders at Global Citizen NOW summit to fight poverty

NEW YORK — Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg are among the diverse group of political, business and philanthropic leaders Global Citizen will convene in New York on May 1 and 2, the nonprofit announced on Thursday. The Global Citizen NOW summit will seek support for workable solutions … Read more