Over the course of 2012, Yahoo! News is capturing the challenges of the nation by following the experiences of seven families striving to achieve the American Dream, while dealing with issues from joblessness to foreclosure to lack of health insurance.
You can help these families and others like them around the nation. Here’s how:
SHARE, CONNECT AND SUPPORT: Share your experiences, offer advice and show your support as each Remake America family deals with its unique challenges and approaches decision points each week:
MAKE A DONATION AND IMPACT MORE FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES: Organizations across the U.S. are working to support families like these. Learn more and make a difference by donating to support these causes:
SCORE: Family business owners like Bill Clarke can benefit greatly from mentorship, education and small business resources. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small-business owners for more than forty years. Donate here.
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE FOR A SECURE RETIREMENT (WISER): Women like Leslie Griffeth can benefit greatly from financial and career advice that addresses their unique challenges. WISER is dedicated to the education and advocacy that will improve the long-term financial quality of life for women. As the only organization to focus exclusively on the unique financial challenges that women face, WISER supports women’s opportunities to secure adequate retirement income through research, workshops and partnerships. Donate here.
PROJECT SINGLE MOMS: As single moms, Erin Guerrero and Stacie Wolf are seeking support not only for themselves but for their children as well. Project Single Moms Worldwide is a national advocacy & empowerment movement designed to empower, educate, engage, energize, equip and enhance the quality of life for single mothers and their children. The movement strives to organize and create a unified voice for single moms as well as to dispel negative myths and stereotypes by redefining the face and character of single moms in America. Donate here.
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT: Wounded Warrior Project offers military veterans like Kyle Earl the resources and support to transition into their new lives. Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to foster the most successful, well adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation’s history. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. Donate here.
BiGAUSTIN: For families like the Fonsecas starting or growing a small businesses can offer a path out of poverty. BiGAUSTIN is Central Texas’ single-source solution for entrepreneurial education, tailored business counseling and flexible loans. BiGAUSTIN strives to be the leader as a self-sustainable small business development organization by providing innovative growth strategies to underserved entrepreneurs in Central Texas. Donate here.