It was a sunny day. I was walking in one of the sectors more dangerous in Bogota, the Jimenez Avenue. There inhabit indigent people. They did not have covers, not even the basic needs such as a home for living, a dish with food, etc. Besides, their rights had been violated because the policemen were going for this avenue and they saw to the indigents lying down in the street and began to hit them. read more →

BreakfastMcDonaldsI am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree.The last class I had to take was Sociology.

The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.

Her last project of the term was called “Smile.”

The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.

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Jon Bon Jovi's Soul KitchenAt Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen, Friendship is the Daily Special

Founded in 2011 by veteran rocker and serial social entrepreneur Jon Bon Jovi, Soul Kitchen is a community restaurant located in Red Bank, N. J., where there are no reservations or prices on the menus. The concept is similar to the philosophy that fuels Shanaka Fernando’s Lentil As Anything, a chain of restaurants that allows guests to pay what they can afford or wish to contribute.

Soul Kitchen is just one of the projects within Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the cycle of poverty and homelessness for individuals and families in the United States. Soul Kitchen’s goal is to combat hunger and to develop a feeling of community by creating a restaurant where “all are welcome at the table” and where “friendship is the daily special.” read more →