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A Still Strong Voice

September 27, 2018

I thought I knew the story. Since I was a child, I had heard it, read it, seen it on film. But, there is nothing as powerful as place. As being there. A guide who showed us the city said that a nickname for Amsterdam is “Mokum,” from the Hebrew “Makom,” which means place. How […]

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Proposed Public Charge Regulation Would Compromise the Well-Being of Immigrants

September 26, 2018

By Marie Camino On Saturday night, the Department of Homeland Security released a draft regulation that would change the threshold for becoming what the government defines as a “public charge” – a person who is “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.” Currently, a non-citizen determined likely to use cash assistance or government-funded long-term institutional […]

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National Assembly Urges Broader Community of Influencers to Adopt Reframing

September 20, 2018

“A Call to Action for Human Service Advocates: If You Want a Different Result, Tell a Different Story,” by Lee Sherman, President and CEO of the National Human Services Assembly, and Bridget Gavaghan, Director of the National Reframing Initiative, in the September 3, 2018 Philanthropy Journal, argues for broad-based adoption of reframing. Human services build […]

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From Forgiveness to Action – Message From the CEO

September 13, 2018

This is a message that I wrote last year, but for many reasons it seems even more appropriate this year – with so much denial around us and very little actual seeking of forgiveness. Yom Kippur this year begins on September 18). There seems to be an increasing amount of rhetoric these days in all […]

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NGO Leaders from Africa Visit National Assembly

September 12, 2018

This week, National Human Services Assembly was proud to welcome NGO leaders from 21 African nations into our Washington, D.C. office. The visit was organized by the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and World Learning, focusing on NGOs and civic activism. The guests spent a few hours with CEO Lee Sherman and other […]

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