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    New Census Data Sobering

    The new data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates there was an increase of 800,000 more women working in our country in 2014. However, some of the sobering data also states the poverty level among America’s children remained the same at 21 percent or 1 in 5 children. This is just one of the interesting stats that show we still have a lot of work to do for working women and girls living and striving in the United States.

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    INSPIRED 2016 Featuring Dr. Angela Y. Davis

    We are excited to announce Dr. Angela Y Davis will be our renowned speaker at our INSPIRED 2016 event to be held September 29, 2016. Known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad, Dr. Davis will share her knowledge as a student, teacher, writer…

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    Mattel’s Barbie Focuses on Careers

    Girls can be anything they want to be, and Mattel’s media campaigns are now focusing more on an empowered Barbie.

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    Happy Anniversary Ladies!

    August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. We’d like to take this opportunity to look back to see how far we have come. Most importantly, thank all of you for supporting our goals to ensure girls and women continue to gain equality throughout the United States and the world.

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    Focus on Purple Policies For All Our Children

    Increasing income inequality has created a growing generation of children who are victims of a nearly caste-like economic divide. Robert Putnam, a political scientist and Harvard University professor, recommends we follow his purple policy – a blend between the partisan “blues” and “reds” policies.

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    Did You Know? Psychiatric Anxiety Disorders Affect 74M USA Children

    Did you know that half of all psychiatric illness occurs before the age of 14, and 75% before age 24. Here’s some more interesting statistics: most common psychiatric disorders in childhood are anxiety disorders (40.2%), ADHD and disruptive behavior (29.2% – a 42% increase since 2003), depression and bipolar disorders (25.5%), and eating disorders (2/7%). More recently, between 1.5% and 2.6% of children are estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder (4.5 times as many boys as girls). Want to find out more about these interesting facts?

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    Gloria’s Activism Still Going Strong!

    Gloria has been empowering women for decades. No matter what words come to mind when you think of Gloria, we hope a few of them are strong, empowerment and women’s right and activism. Find out more about Gloria and a few of her Gloria-isms (quotes from Gloria) that ELLE Magazine recently shared.

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    First Ever Fritter Friday

                      Thank you to all who attended the inaugural Fritter Friday event held at the wonderful Maharry household and photography studio on May 29th. We are so blessed to have amazing donors that create fun events to help bring awareness to our organization. Thanks to Chris and […]

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    Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recommendations

    We’ve taken the opportunity to review the CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE SERVICE DELIVERY IN CENTRAL IOWA report published in May 2015. This report is important for the mental health of our families, neighbors, and friends. Read our summation and recommendations of the challenges and opportunities that most likely face all of us in one way or another.

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    The Back of the Pack

    Jenne Fromm’s life has been one of extremes – from reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (twice!) and running with the bulls in Spain, to surviving the fear, pain, and sometimes-hopelessness of breast cancer…

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