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  • a

  • Action
    Action /akSHən/ – Noun: The undertaking of  something for the purpose of accomplishing a goal.

  • c

  • Caring

    Caring /ˈke(ə)riNG/ – Adjective: The quality of being kindhearted and generous.

  • Change

    Change /CHānj/ – Verb: To create difference.

  • Changemaker

    Changemaker /CHānjˈmākər/ – Noun: Someone who works effectively to create a difference.

  • Chasm

    Chasm /ˈkazəm/ – Noun: A gap between two different places, groups, or people.

  • Compassion

    Compassion /kəmˈpaSHən/ – Noun: Selfless care in response to suffering and a desire to alleviate that suffering.

  • Cycle

    Cycle /ˈsīkəl/ – Noun: A repetative behavior (economic, psychological, etc.) involving ups and downs of some kind that, once finished, begins again unless interrupted.

  • d

  • Difference

    Difference /ˈdif(ə)rəns/ – Noun: A way in which things are not the same. To make a difference is to be transformative somehow. 

  • e

  • Education

    EducationejəˈkāSHən/ – Noun: The act or process of acquiring knowledge and preparing for a mature life.

  • Effective

    Effective /i-ˈfek-tiv/ – Adjective: Successful in achieving a goal in such a way as to further a deeper agenda. See successful. 

  • Empower

    Empower /emˈpou(-ə)r/ – Verb: To help boost confidence in a person's ability to control his or her life or situation.

  • f

  • Feedback

    Feedback /ˈfēdˌbak/ – Noun: Information gathered to assess efforts as to whether they are producing a desired effect.

  • g

  • Goal

    Goal /ˈgōl/ – Noun: An agreed upon, desired endpoint towards which efforts are directed.

  • h

  • Homelessness

    Homelessness /ˈhōmlisnis/ – Noun: The condition of lacking shelter. Adequate, predictable, affordable shelter is a basic human right according to the United Nations. Yet the difference between no shelter at all and any sort of shelter is like the difference between zero and one – infinite, and impossible to compute.

  • Hope

    Hope /hōp/ – Noun: A positive outlook towards the future; a belief in the possibility of good outcomes.

  • i

  • Impact

    Impact /imˌpakt/ – Noun: The change created as a result of taking action.

  • Incarceration

    Incarceration /inˌkärsəˈrāSHən/ – Noun: The state of being confined in prison. 

  • Innovate
    Innovate /inəˌvāt/ – Verb: Effecting change through the creation of new solutions.


  • Inspire

    Inspire /inˈspīr/ – Verb: To awaken a desire or passion in someone to take action or make a change.

  • j

  • Justice

    Justice /jəstis/ – Noun: An ideal condition of fairness. Although not fully achievable, it is worth pursuing.

  • m

  • Mentor

    Mentor /ˈmenˌtôr,-tər/ – Noun: A person who provides guidance or advice to another.

  • Microfinance

    Microfinance /ˌmīkrōˈfīnans/ – Noun: Providing loans of small sums for the purposes of breaking the cycle of poverty.

  • n

  • Need

    Need /nēd/ – Noun: Something essential to a person's survival or well being. We often confuse needs and wants, and forget that leaving others in need hurts us. 

  • o

  • Opportunities

    Opportunities /ˌäpərˈt(y)o͞onitēs/ – Noun: Favorable environments to the accomplishment of some purpose. Hope is key, because without hope, opportunities will not be seized.

  • p

  • Partnership

    Partnership /ˈpärtnərˌSHip/ – Noun: Collaboration with others towards a common purpose or outcome.

  • Passion

    Passion /ˈpaSHən/ – Noun: A powerful, motivating feeling about something.

  • Poverty

    Poverty /ˈpävərtē/ – Noun: The general lack of essential needs or privileges.

  • r

  • Relaxation

    Relaxation /riˌlakˈsāSHən,rē-/ – Noun:  Release of tension that may be purposeful and that is conducive to wellness. 

  • Resilient

    Resilient /riˈzilyənt/ – Adjective: Being able to survive or thrive amidst a trying challenge.

  • Ripple

    Ripple /ˈripəl/ – Noun: An influence or desire that radiates outwardly, affecting those touched by it. Everyone's actions ripple, so make yours positive.

  • Robust

    Robust /rōˈbəst,ˈˌbəst/ – Adjective: Being relatively immune to toxic environmental influences.

  • s

  • Social entrepreneur

    Social entrepreneur /ˈsōSHəlˌäntrəprəˈno͝or,-ˈnər/ – Noun: A businessperson whose business works to achieve a social goal.

  • Solidarity

    Solidarity /ˌsäləˈde(ə)ritē/ – Noun: Standing in kinship with. 

  • Solution

    Solution /səˈlo͞oSHən/ – Noun: An answer that meets a challenge or a problem

  • Stress

    Stress /stres/ – Noun: An emotional or cognitive strain resulting from pressure or adverse conditions.

  • Success

    Success /səkˈses/ – Noun: The realization, on the achievement of a goal, that one has drawn closer to one's deepest objectives towards the greater good. Anyone can be a success if they daily practice kindness. 

  • t

  • Teach

    Teach /tēCH/ – Verb: To provide someone whatever is necessary that will cultivate greater mastery of an art or science in a learner. 

  • v

  • Virtuous

    Virtuous /ˈvərCHəwəs/ – Adjective: Having qualities that lead one to do the right thing.

  • Vision

    Vision /viZHən/ – Noun: Faculty of perception; forming a picture in the mind about the past or potential nature of things.