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Listen Up! A crash course in empathy

Understanding others can be done in two steps: First, you have to understand yourself, your privileges and your oppressions.

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“We’re normal, just not common”: Swinging both ways in India

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if someone walked up to you and said you weren’t ‘allowed’ to have four limbs? That you would have to either hide or fight something you were born with?

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2016 International Civil Society Week Recap

Melanie Garrett offers her insights into the 2016 International Civil Society Week, where the Melton Foundation presented a workshop with an 8-member delegation.

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How to be a hummingbird: A lesson on Global Citizenship

There are so many things in the world we would like to change: but where to start? Here’s how anyone can learn to make a difference ...

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The Divest-Invest Pledge: Practicing What We Preach

Our Executive Director Winthrop Carty reflects on our decision to take the Divest Invest pledge, joining 140 other foundations and charities collectively representing more than $12 billion in assets who have committed to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions.

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On a refugee’s journey, one small incident can change everything

I’d like to share a personal encounter which I had in a refugee camp. A story that may help you understand what individuals who get caught up in this multinational chaos have to deal with during their journeys...

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Melton Fellows empowered at 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University

“The courage to create is very important.” The words of Bill Clinton at the opening plenary of the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University made me yearn to put my ideas into action. Read Dillard University Melton Fellow Oluseun Joaquin’s report.

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Melton Foundation participates at Ashesi International Week

The Melton Foundation is continuing to strengthen its ties to its newest partner campus, Ashesi University in Ghana. A recent visit by MF staff to the campus provided an opportunity to highlight fellows’ activities and explore new synergies.

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Ashoka U Exchange 2016: Inspiring encounters in Social Entrepreneurship

Dillard University Melton Fellow Oluseun Joaquin reports about her experience attending the 2016 Ashoka U Exchange in New Orleans

Dillard University Fellow Oluseun Joaquin reports about her experience attending the 2016 Ashoka U Exchange in New Orleans

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The Climate Card Challenge: An Experiment

Getting people to act on what they know about climate change

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