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Veterans

America’s men and women in uniform have proudly served their nation. Now it’s our time to serve them, by providing the support they’ve earned when they come home.

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Youth Empowerment

Youth – and in particular young women – suffer disproportionately from unemployment.

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Human Trafficking

Slavery is alive and well in every country of the world and in all 50 U.S. states. Indeed, there are more victims of slavery today than anytime in human history.

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Literacy/Education

Research shows that children who enter school ready to learn are more likely to achieve early reading proficiency by third grade, and graduate high school on time.

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Autism

Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence over the…

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Foster Care

Every year as many as 25,000 young people experiencing foster care in America “age out” of our foster care system alone, without any enduring family relationships or community connections to…

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Hunger

One in five children in the United States (around 15 million) face hunger. Children who are hungry are more likely to get sick, be slower to recover from illness more…

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Health and Wellness

Good health depends not just on access to quality medical care, but also the opportunity to live in an environment that is conducive to healthy living.

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Native American Communities

​Small Native American communities are at much higher risk than the national average ​on a range of​ health issues.

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Special Needs

Approximately 52 million people have some kind of disabling condition where their daily lives are affected by barriers in employment, transportation, health care and education.

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Homelessness

On any given night, there are more than half a million Americans who are homeless. Many are veterans or victims of domestic violence, and many are suffering from chronic mental…

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