Does our collective empathy for children stop at the border? Read more of my HuffPost article here

While the United States has taken a leading role in helping children living in poverty reach their fifth birthdays, a sustained commitment to foreign assistance is needed to ensure that we continue to move in the right direction. Read more in my June Huffington Post piece.

At ChildFund, we have been witness to entrepreneurial spirit firsthand. In Gulele, a sub-city of the capital, Addis Ababa, a group of 20 young people have started a car wash. Read more of my April piece at HuffPost.

"The less than 1 percent of the U.S. budget that is spent on foreign aid (about $30 billion), is helping build foundational changes in countries around the world: building schools, roads and irrigation systems, providing life-saving vaccines, family planning and other vital healthcare services."

Read more in this month’s HuffPost piece

 Last year, child poverty in America reached record levels: 16.7 million children live in what the government terms “food insecure” households. Read more in my latest HuffPost piece

Children are very honest about what they see around them; they have an incredible gift for insight, even into the not-so-obvious. Read more in my HuffPost about our Small Voices, Big Dreams survey.