Category: Education

Innovative children’s book supports Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music

With a love of Hip-Hop history and of giving back, Howie Abrams and Michael “Kaves” McLeer set out to create a work of art for young kids. The Hip-Hop Alphabet and now Hip-Hop Alphabet 2 books takes you on a historical journey highlighting many of the greats and different aspects that made hip hop what it is today. On top… Read more →

Books, rain boots, and dog food!

Some companies you should remember the next time you shop online or are in stores selling these products. Charitable giving is a part of their mission statement and corporate culture. Every time you buy a book through Better World Books, they donate a book to one of several organizations. Make this your online book retailer and promote literacy at the same time.… Read more →

Britney Spears and Donna Milani Luther

What happens when two creative forces come together to establish a summer program, which doesn’t cost a penny, for kids from low-income families? With no egos in sight, powerful results happen. In 1999, performing artist Britney Spears teamed up with nationally recognized educator Donna Milani Luther to start the Britney Spears Camp for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit devoted to providing economically disadvantaged… Read more →

Devote member Anne Cheung starts A2Empowerment for young women in Cameroon

Anne Cheung is a senior associate scientist at Biogen in Massachusetts. Several years ago friend Anne Rapin came home from the Peace Corps having been in Cameroon. Anne C. learned about the educational disparities women face. Being acutely aware of the role that education played a large role in her trajectory to becoming a scientist, she felt compelled to do something about it. Together the two… Read more →