“Sharing Our Mission” Speaker Series

Supporting Healthcare Networks in Afro-Honduran Communities

Join us for a discussion about healthcare challenges and successes in the Garifuna communities in Honduras, and hear how graduates of the Latin American Medical School in Cuba are changing the face of healthcare along the Mosquito coast.

Wed., Sept. 21, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
4809 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224

RSVP by Sept. 20 to Jennifer Novelli
412.361.3424, ext. 204

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Earthquakes

Earthquakes yesterday shook Americans around the entire country — in the East, Midwest and West — and united us as awed spectators of Mother Nature. “I hope everyone’s okay” trumped all other afternoon priorities. Pittsburghers even called to check on family and friends in Baltimore, which says a lot for humanity only weeks away from the Steeler’s season opener against the Ravens.

We felt the  earthquake on Penn Avenue and its uniting qualities, too. We thought of Haitians, who, even after a year and a half, are far from full recovery after the 2010 earthquake. There is an article in the Los Angeles Times today about Haiti and the long road ahead.

Haitian children walk to school.

For more information about Haiti and how to help, visit our website.

Sustainable Schools

Sierra Club ranked the greenest colleges and universities in the country and several institutions in the region fared well. The list included Penn State (27), Allegheny College (40), Pitt (52), and Chatham (61). Congratulations to the Western Pennsylvania schools that were recognized for their dedication to environmental sustainability.

Sarah Laskow, reporter for GOOD.com, covered the story and outlined three ways to prioritize your commitment to greener operations. She speaks specifically to schools, but the advice is applicable to any organization. Making it official, listening to our community and sharing with others will continue the virtuous cycle.

Trouble Abroad

Rolf Rosenkranz, editor of Devex.com, wrote a frightening update about the challenges that some international nonprofit organizations are facing in the countries that they serve. The article discusses difficulties in several Global Links regions, including Latin America and Ethiopia, a country that recently received suture from us.

We have not had any trouble recently and don’t plan on it. Global Links works with governments and non-governmental organizations so we are sure to provide the right supplies to the right people.

You can read Rolf Rosenkranz’s story here.