Listen now for an all new episode of the podcast Know the Rules of the GameⓇ for Community Service with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and special guest Zeeda Daniele, President at Central Park Promotions Inc., which specializes in urban housing, wealth building, music and entertainment marketing and outreach. Zeeda and Desiree talk about the responsibility organizations and boards have to give back to their local communities, such as helping to address societal issues such as homelessness and the aging population, and the best ways to serve within their capacities. Listen here:https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/ or listen on YouTube here!
a Human Touch
The Perfect Balance
According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), veterans comprise a little under nine percent of all homeless adults in the U.S., and 37,878 of veterans were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2018. Of these, 62 percent were staying in sheltered locations while 38 percent were staying in locations unsuitable for human habitation.
Approximately 18 out of every 10,000 veterans in the United States experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018. Veterans who are in poverty or are minority veterans are three times more likely to become homeless than the general population, according to a Zulu Time report titled “A Window into the Problems Military Veterans Face” by NDILC member Erica Courtney, President of 2020vet and Zulu Time, U.S. Army Aviation, Major NATO Gender Advisor.
New York City is the epitome of the American Dream, where young professionals go to achieve their professional dreams and develop financial independence. Frank Sinatra crooning the lines “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere/ It’s up to you, New York New York” embodies the hope and unpredictable nature of the concrete jungle. The city, however, is home to both billionaires as well as the largest population of homeless in the nation, with around 77,000 homeless people, according to a 2017 report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city with the second-largest homeless population is Los Angeles, with around 55,000 people living on the street or in shelters.
From neighborhood associations that meet a few times a year to large foundations with millions in assets, there are numerous nonprofit organizations in the United States that are working tirelessly to help others and address important societal issues.
According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations include public charities, private foundations, as well as chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues. Nonprofits make up over 10 percent of all private sector employment in the country, account for more than 11.4 million employees according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, out of the 37,323,127 people surveyed, 6,115,244 live under the poverty level in California. Out of these, about 116,000 are homeless and 60 percent of them live on the streets; it is heart wrenching to see the overwhelming numbers. Continue reading →