In the last four decades, the worldwide immigrant population has more than doubled. Many native-borns view their new neighbors as outsiders, and so do not help them, which can lead immigrants to feel “culturally homeless.”
Showing native-borns how they are similar to immigrants inspires the former to offer aid to the latter.
The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed thousands of lives. In response, WeOwnTV, an NGO that trains people in Sierra Leone to create media, has launched a "Fighting Ebola with Film" series.
In an exciting new education project, SPARQ is partnering with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) to examine the effects of rigorous orchestral training on children’s development. A program of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, YOLA gives some 700 children, ages 6 to 18, free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support.