International Child Care - United States - Health and wholeness for children and families in empowered communities http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news en Meet the Race for Grace Team: Jeannine Hatt http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/08/meet-race-grace-team-jeannine-hatt <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/08/meet-race-grace-team-jeannine-hatt" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/jeannine-tiny.png" alt="Jeannine Hatt Race for Grace Rider" title="Jeannine Hatt Race for Grace Rider" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jeannine Hatt has been riding and raising funds for Race for Grace for the last ten years since it started—in fact, she’s part of the reason it exists!&nbsp;“It has made both Chuck and I improve our fitness level and made us healthier. I raise support to help improve the health of children while improving my own health.”</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/08/meet-race-grace-team-jeannine-hatt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:29:46 +0000 Kirsten 850 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Meet Antoine Innocent: Grace’s Newest Family Member http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/08/meet-antoine-innocent <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/08/meet-antoine-innocent" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/antoine-innocent-tiny_1.jpg" alt="Antoine Innocent at Grace Children&#039;s Hospital" title="Antoine Innocent at Grace Children&#039;s Hospital" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now a year old, Antoine loves to play with the other children in the inpatient ward and emulates the games Legis and Reginald are playing. He adores being held and flying in the air like an airplane when he can convince someone to pick him up and spin. He’s got big, beautiful, curious eyes and loves to make friends.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/08/meet-antoine-innocent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:36:02 +0000 Kirsten 849 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Meet the Race for Grace Team: Ellen Palmer http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/07/meet-race-grace-team-ellen-palmer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/07/meet-race-grace-team-ellen-palmer" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/img_0861_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>International Child Care board member, long-time supporter, and devoted Race for Grace participant Ellen Palmer has a strong passion to engage children in her community to help the children of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Children can make effective partners in her mission and grow to care and love for others.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/07/meet-race-grace-team-ellen-palmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:46:55 +0000 Kirsten 848 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Meet the Race for Grace Team: Cheridy Dodd http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/07/meet-race-grace-team-cheridy-dodd <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/07/meet-race-grace-team-cheridy-dodd" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/cheridy-tiny.png" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When she signed up to ride in the Race for Grace, Cheridy’s thoughts weren’t on the actual bike ride—in fact, she doesn’t even own a bike! As a first time rider, she’s using the event as a way to raise funds for a mission she cares deeply about: caring for the children at Grace Children’s Hospital.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/07/meet-race-grace-team-cheridy-dodd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:40:54 +0000 Kirsten 846 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org New Adolescent Program Builds Social Skills in Dominican Republic http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/07/adolescent-program-builds-social-skills-dominican-republic <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/07/adolescent-program-builds-social-skills-dominican-republic" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/cmumma-2410.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stumble into one of the four new adolescent groups in the ICC Dominican Republic’s Community Inclusion Program, and you’ll see teens with disabilities working through simple math problems , learning to recognize and draw different shapes, or sounding out words such as “mama” and “papa.” You may find a few practicing fine motor skills by threading</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/07/adolescent-program-builds-social-skills-dominican-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:44:56 +0000 Kirsten 845 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org The Other Hunger in Haiti http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/07/other-hunger-haiti <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/07/other-hunger-haiti" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/tiny-kirsten.png" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>That’s the hunger in Haiti that is often overlooked.</strong>&nbsp;Yes, Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. So many people suffer. But it’s also a country like so many others where the people work so hard just to make ends meet. They are hungry for change and improvement but also for us “blan” (foreigners) to understand how difficult change is in Haiti and for us to work with them, without judgment and without coming in and doing simply doing&nbsp;<em>for</em>&nbsp;them.&nbsp;</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/07/other-hunger-haiti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:16:32 +0000 Kirsten 844 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Meet Jack, ICC USA's Summer Intern http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/06/meet-jack-icc-usas-summer-intern <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/06/meet-jack-icc-usas-summer-intern" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/jack.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello! My name is Jack Dynes and I am excited to come on board as the new Marketing and Communications Intern here at ICC. I am currently a rising senior at Kalamazoo College, studying Economics as well as English literature. I am also a member of the baseball team at Kalamazoo College and recently returned from a 6-month study abroad journey in Perth, Australia.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/06/meet-jack-icc-usas-summer-intern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:33:14 +0000 Kirsten 842 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org How the Community Health Program is also a Friendship Program http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/06/how-community-health-program-also-friendship-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/06/how-community-health-program-also-friendship-program" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/aldonese-banner.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Aldonese Anitchi’s youngest daughter was weighed last month at the age of six months, she could barely fit into the sling the health workers use. In a country where malnourishment and disease take the lives of 1 out of 11 children under the age of five, this is reason to celebrate.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/06/how-community-health-program-also-friendship-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:51 +0000 Kirsten 841 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Lakeside VBS Raised Nearly $1,500 for ICC! http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/06/lakeside-vbs-kids-raise-nearly-1500-icc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/06/lakeside-vbs-kids-raise-nearly-1500-icc" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/img_3266.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some pretty spectacular kids wow-ed us last week at Lakeside Chataqua when in just two and a half days they raised $1,468.68 for children of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/06/lakeside-vbs-kids-raise-nearly-1500-icc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:31:48 +0000 Kirsten 840 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Mission Education Encounter Team Experiences Hope http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/06/meet-woodbury-umc-experiences-hope <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/06/meet-woodbury-umc-experiences-hope" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/team_lead_singing_at_jolitrou.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A team from Woodbury UMC recently returned from a cross-border trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, visiting 4 different areas on the island of Hispanolia, and coming back with full hearts and experience after experience to share.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/06/meet-woodbury-umc-experiences-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:54:55 +0000 Kirsten 839 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org