Archive for July, 2015

Workplace Charity: How Can We Give?

Friday, July 31st, 2015


For many companies, businesses, and establishments, giving back to the community is a must. The company tends to decide as a whole what types of charities and organizations they wish to give to based on the morals and beliefs of the company. However, many companies aren’t sure how they can donate or how it works.


Writing your First Resume

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Resume-WritingAt My Brother’s Keeper, we work with individuals throughout the Irvington and surrounding communities to create resumes that will help them find the job they have been searching for. However, many residents have had very little to no previous work experience, which can make writing a resume a difficult and daunting task to face. While My Brother’s Keeper offers workshops on resume writing and interview help, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when writing your first resume.


Who Benefits from Youth Programs?

Friday, July 17th, 2015

MBK Youth ProgramsWhen you mention youth programs, many will instantly think that only those involved in the program directly will benefit. The girls and boys who are able to participate in youth programs will benefit from the experience, but many fail to realize that others will benefit from the youth programs as well. Youth programs can also work to help benefit the families of those involved as well as the communities in which the youth programs are provided.

So how do these youth programs benefit children, families, and communities?


Hunger and Senior Citizens: The Facts

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Senior-Citizens-HungerFor years, hunger across the nation has been a serious problem. While the problem as a whole is always being combated, we tend to place our focus on the youth of the nation. However, as we continue to fight hunger in our nation, it is important to not forget the senior citizen population that suffers from hunger.
The senior citizen population of the nation is expected to increase within the next decade, with an estimated 79.7 million seniors living in the nation by 2040. As the population continues to increase, the diversity among the age group is increasing as well. Because of this, the statistics surrounding senior citizens and hunger continues to change, and not necessarily for the better. In order help our senior citizen population in the fight against hunger, we must first have a better understanding of what they are facing.


Homelessness and Children: The Effects

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Poverty and homeless concept

An article recently published on the National Housing Conference website discussed the health implications homelessness can have on children. Many of us think of adults as the homeless population, forgetting that some of these adults are parents with young children who are suffering as well.

The article states that scientific research that has been conducted over a time period of decades has come to show that the development and growth of a child can be damaged should they experience homelessness during their early childhood. The heightened stress caused by homelessness can lead to permanent changes in the functions of the body and the brain as well as lead to serious conditions later on in life. The stress felt by homeless mothers during pregnancy can also cause problems for the child before they are even born. Ultimately, the longer children experience homelessness as well as their age at the time can lead to serious negative effects.


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