International Child Care - United States - Health and wholeness for children and families in empowered communities http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news en Empowering Women in Haiti and the DR http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/789 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/789" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/cmumma-0616.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Did you know that women account for 70% of the world’s population living in extreme poverty?</strong>&nbsp;Gender inequalities decline as economies prosper, meaning that developing countries foster the highest rate of mistreatment towards women. &nbsp;From its onset, International Child Care (ICC) has taken a stand, and made female empowerment a key priority.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/789" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:24:31 +0000 Suzanne 789 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Racing For Grace and Solidarity http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/788 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/788" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/jenandchuck.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dr. Jeannine Hatt has graciously served on the International Child Care (ICC) Board for 14 years. Her husband, Dr. Charles Phelps, has supported ICC alongside her, serving as an affiliate of the organization. For eight of these years (becoming nine next month) Hatt and Phelps have participated as members of the Race for Grace cycling team.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/788" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:22:32 +0000 Suzanne 788 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org ICC Prays for Haiti and Dominican Republic http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2015/06/icc-prays-haiti-and-dominican-republic <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2015/06/icc-prays-haiti-and-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-60244-0a.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dear ICC supporters,</p> <p>Many of you may be following the current controversy surrounding Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Given ICC's close relationship with both countries, we wanted to address the present circumstances. First, let us provide context to those who may be unfamiliar with the current events.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2015/06/icc-prays-haiti-and-dominican-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:04:24 +0000 Suzanne 787 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Join Team Race for Grace http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2015/06/join-team-race-grace <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2015/06/join-team-race-grace" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/r4g14.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Calling all riders: it is time to get ready for the 9th annual Race for Grace! On August 29, 2015, Race for Grace riders will hit the streets of Wichita Falls, Texas, riding increments of 10k all the way up to 100 miles to bring health and hope to the children of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2015/06/join-team-race-grace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:45:04 +0000 Suzanne 786 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Welcome Sapana, ICC's New Office Intern http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/782 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/782" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/sapana.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hi, my name is Sapana Gupta and I'm extremely excited to be working this summer as ICC's new Marketing Assistant Intern.&nbsp; I am currently enrolled in Kalamazoo College as a rising Junior, and intend on majoring in Math, German, and Computer Science.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/782" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:09:53 +0000 Suzanne 782 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org ICC: Accountability and Transparency http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/781 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/781" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/photo_4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Five years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti and its hardships continue to be splashed across international headlines. International donors, however, have gradually shifted their attention elsewhere. The question of "progress" in Haiti remains hotly contested as people around the world, especially Haitians, want to know: "Where has all the money gone?"</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/781" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:37:14 +0000 Suzanne 781 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org A Closer Look at ICC in the DR http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/780 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/780" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/20071203-mumma83793.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>International Child Care (ICC) has been serving children and families in the Dominican Republic since 1987. As many of you may or may not know, in 2012, the Dominican Republic moved up in the World Bank's country classification system.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/780" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 May 2015 20:13:11 +0000 Suzanne 780 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org ICC Welcomes Volunteer Angela Liriano! http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/779 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/779" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/angela1083_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello ICC Supporters! Please welcome our newest addition to the ICC USA office, volunteer Angela Liriano!</p> <p><img alt="" class="imagecache-inline-half inline" src="/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/inline-half/inline/angela1083_1.jpg" /></p> <p>Here is a message from Angela:</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/779" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 May 2015 14:29:53 +0000 Suzanne 779 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Happy Mother's Day http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/778 <p>This weekend we celebrate mothers, the wonderful women who raise us and love us unconditionally. At International Child Care (ICC), we recognize the significant impact mothers have on their families and on the world. We work tirelessly to support mothers in Haiti and the Dominican Republic on a daily basis.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/778" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 May 2015 20:25:37 +0000 Suzanne 778 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Cholera Update http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/777 <p>In <a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2014/01/update-cholera-haiti">January</a> and <a href="http://internationalchildcare.org/node/730">July</a> of 2014, ICC provided you with updates on the cholera epidemic in Haiti.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/777" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 Suzanne 777 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org