Friday, January 11, 2013

As a new board member, I am pleased to share with you my history with Initiatives of Change (IofC). I was first introduced to IofC through my work with Hope in the Cities in the early 1990s while serving as city manager in Petersburg, Virginia.

Monday, January 7, 2013
Susan Corcoran

The recent shooting of innocent children in Newtown, CT, has caused us to ask ourselves how we can do better. In President Obama’s words, "These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Looking back on my first two months with Initiatives of Change USA I recognize that I have been extremely privileged to be part of such a committed, capable, and inspirational team.

Monday, October 29, 2012
Dr. Carl Stauffer

Amidst the low rumble of voices and the clatter of plates and silverware, I sat down to what would prove to be a remarkable lunch with Dr. Glenda Eoyang, one of the founding voices in the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Alline Serpa

I first got to know Initiatives of Change some 18 years ago at a taxi-drivers’ meeting in Petropolis, Brazil. As I got involved in different activities my ideas about the world in which I live changed and my understanding about relationships between people across the globe matured.

Monday, September 10, 2012

My husband and I were delighted by the relief from American politics that a few weeks in Australia in July-August brought us, but now election season is upon us in earnest, and we are all inundated with political ads, half truths, accusations and counter-accusations. How is one – how am I - to navigate the next few weeks leading up to November 6 with balance, sanity and a peaceful heart?

Saturday, June 30, 2012

On both sides of America's political divides, there is a reluctance to accept facts whenever they threaten cherished beliefs and assumptions, writes Rob Corcoran.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Susan Corcoran

Our lives are busy, our days are hectic, media noise surrounds us and the latest urgent communication is at our finger tips demanding our attention. In this cacophony of over-abundant information, misinformation and disinformation how do we still our hearts and refresh our thoughts?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
H. Alex Wise

As the new board chair of Initiatives of Change, I am excited about the opportunities that lie open to us together if we have the wisdom, the courage, and the faith to grasp them. The need to bind and heal is as great as ever, and I invite your help as we move strategically to grow our capacity to make a difference.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Today America seems to have declared war on the poor. The US is now the most unequal society among developed countries. In 2012, more than 46 million Americans live in poverty. Twenty-two percent are children. The gap in test scores between affluent and low-income school students has grown by 40 percent since the 1960s and is now double the testing gap between blacks and whites. The minimum wage is half the amount considered necessary to cover basic living expenses and save for retirement and emergencies.