EDC President David Offensend talks about the “leap of faith” that led him from a career in finance to nonprofit management. Offensend also discusses EDC’s work with women veterans, improving education in Rwanda, and implementing a computer science program in New York City.
EDC’s Heidi Kar, Julie Riordan, Gisela Rots, and Kim Netter are interviewed about their efforts to help out-of-school time workers better understand and address the needs of children affected by opioid misuse at home.
Using EDC’s Work Ready Now! life skills curriculum, the Mindanao Youth Development (MyDev) program created opportunities for more than 25,000 out-of-school youths in conflict-affected areas of the Philippines.
In a letter to the editor, EDC’s Jerry Reed discusses the importance of suicide prevention initiatives and makes the case that there is “no single antidote to suicide, just as there is no single cause of suicide.”
Shai Fuxman, Sarah Jerome, Chelsey Goddard, Lin Pang, the winning team of of EDC’s inaugural Pitch Competition, are interviewed about their efforts to develop the Care(giver) Navigator mobile app. The app helps caregivers of children with disabilities keep track of medications, appointments, and navigate other complex systems.
Suicide is not only an issue affecting veterans, writes EDC’s Jerry Reed in an opinion piece. Reed discusses the scope of suicide in the United States and calls for a national effort to end suicide for veterans and non-veterans alike.