Social exclusion

Social exclusion is a concept used in many parts of the world to characterise contemporary forms of social disadvantage. Dr. Lynn Todman, director of the Institute on Social Exclusion at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, suggests that social exclusion refers to processes in which individuals and entire communities of people are systematically blocked fromContinue reading “Social exclusion”

City leaders gather for Town Hall meeting on violence

SEATTLE — City leaders came together Monday night for a Town Hall meeting aimed at making Seattle a safer place. With 21 homicides in the past six months, Seattle residents are fed up and demanding answers. Many people in attendance at Monday’s meeting say they’ve heard a lot of talk from city leaders, but notContinue reading “City leaders gather for Town Hall meeting on violence”

Let’s do it again: Local Youth Assist Capitol Hill Homeless

From July 2011: On a rainy night on Capitol Hill it’s hard to stay dry when you are trying. Even our trusty hoods and umbrellas don’t prevent us from that feeling of total wetness that doesn’t dry until July. For homeless youth, downpours like the heavy storm on Saturday night can be a true testContinue reading “Let’s do it again: Local Youth Assist Capitol Hill Homeless”

Town Hall Tackles Youth Homelessness

Representatives of both local and national D.C.-based nonprofit groups shared their experiences of working with homeless LGBT youth Thursday night, May 31, at the ”LGBT Youth Homelessness Town Hall,” an event sponsored by Capital Pride and The DC Center, the city’s LGBT community center. Source:

Over Six Million Young Adults Insured Thanks to Obama’s Health Care

Even though much of the Affordable Care Act does not go into effect until 2014, conservatives insist the bill is making things worse for Americans. But a new study shows that one implemented provision of the ACA is already providing millions of young Americans with health insurance. Source: