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Crittenton Women’s Union: A Path to Economic Self-sufficiency

They help 1,300 people a year and run one of the largest emergency and transitional housing programs in the state, serving 350 families a year. The Crittenton Women’s Union is a Boston-based non-profit organization that combines a mission of direct service programs, independent research and public advocacy to help low-income women attain economic independence. CWU

Beyond the Class System in America

My name is Jacques, a.k.a. “The Haitian Firefly” in artistic circles. I am a poet, author, columnist, novelist and essayist. I came up with the nickname “The Haitian Firefly” to reflect my bold individuality and life credo that we are all essentially fireflies, we glow but only for a short amount of time, so we

Speaking Her Mind: Actress Sophia Bush Talks to SCN about Women’s Rights, the Environment, and Urban Outfitters.

When you hear Sophia Bush you may think of the actress from long running television show One Tree Hill, where she has portrayed character Brooke Davis for the past eight years. Yet Bush has done much more than act; along with being an icon for women’s rights and fighting for healthy body images in young

A Saving Grace in Salem, MA: Part I

When my husband and I would feel our stomachs stir with hunger we would walk down to the LifeBridge Shelter in Salem, MA to eat both our lunch as well as our supper. Many times, no matter what time of the day it was, the lines were long — over 300 meals were served daily.

Thoughts On Spring

Spreading Fear First I need to say that my heart goes out to the people of Japan. Let’s all pray that their recovery is swift. It’s hard to look at the pictures from there and not be horrified by the devastation that the earthquake and the tsunami that followed it brought upon them. The crisis

100 Years of Empowerment: Boston One of Ten Cities to Host International Women’s Day Celebration.

Some of the country’s most successful women gathered at the Back Bay Sheraton Hotel in Boston to celebrate century of activism, empowerment and progress during the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, March 8th. This year, International Women’s Day Boston was sponsored by the Boston Women’s Network. According to IWD’s website [], the first official

Charity Spotlight: Fashion Delivers

Victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan whose homes were washed away by a wall of sea have been left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. After needs for food and water are met, survivors need items such as clothes, sheets, blankets and towels. That’s where national charity Fashion Delivers steps in.