Archive for the ‘ My Brother’s Keeper ’ Category

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.


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.


Trends in Homelessness

Friday, June 26th, 2015


Has progress been made over the years on homelessness? Are there more children suffering from homelessness now than a year ago? In the United States, two major departments work to collect data about homelessness across the nation in order to answer these questions. These two departments are the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


How does Heat Affect the Homeless?

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Heat and the homeless

Heat Wave High Temperatures

It is no surprise that the homeless community in Baltimore is constantly exposed to the elements daily. While there are shelters in place to help individuals escape the elements, many are still left to deal with the weather on a daily basis. This means that these individuals are exposed to the extreme heat and humidity that comes with the summer months in Baltimore.


Do We need Youth Programs?

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Youth-ProgramsIt is often said that our children are the future. The youth that we are raising today will help shape the world that we live in tomorrow. However, in some areas throughout the nation, and even right here in our own backyards, the youth are being overlooked and neglected. At My Brother’s Keeper, we strive to help the youth within the 21229 communities through youth programs to help create a better today and tomorrow. While some might not believe youth programs are beneficial, these programs are known to help children in several different ways.


Ten Ways to End Homelessness: Part 2

Friday, May 15th, 2015

HomelessnessAs we discussed in our previous blog, The National Alliance to End Homelessness is continuously providing organizations throughout the country with tools and information to help end homelessness. They have released a list of “ten essentials” that can be implemented in different communities throughout the country to help the fight against this terrible problem within our nation.


Hunger and Learning

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Hunger and Learning Do you know how many people go hungry every day within our nation? Do you know how many of those individuals are children?

Currently, about 13 million children within the nation are either experiencing hunger currently or are at risk for experiencing hunger soon. Even more upsetting is that a portion of those children are right within the state of Maryland. While some may think that hunger is only when your stomach is growling or you begin to crave a specific food item, they fail to realize what a serious problem hunger can be, especially in children.


Is School Attendance Important?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015


It is no secret that school is important for a child. It is also no secret that in order to learn, a child must be in attendance at the school on a regular basis. While sick days do happen, missing a large amount of time from the classroom could hinder a child’s learning. Not only will their grades drop, other development could become stunted as well.


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