The “Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act” is a ballot initiative that will be part of California’s November election. If this act becomes a law, it will change the way cows, pigs, and chickens are confined on farms in California and will require pork, eggs, and veal that are
By Meena Alagappan I am delighted to share the exciting news that HEART is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Humane Education Award, which recognizes the outstanding commitment and achievements of our entire team in advancing humane education in innovative and extraordinary ways. The Award was announced on September 5,
By Liz Walch My service-learning students at the Academy for Global Citizenship are great at coming up with BIG ideas. And they not only have BIG ideas, they have a lot of them. “Let’s invent and build a machine to clean all the trash out of the ocean!” “Let’s have
By Liz Walch Getting a group of fifteen people to agree on anything can be a challenge. This was definitely the case for a group of elementary school children who felt very strongly about what cause they wanted to support during their recent service-learning project. But through discussion, patience, and
On August 13th HEART received the Al Ward Spirit of Giving Award and participated in a panel discussion on improving school culture at this year’s Communities In Schools of Chicago’s Institute Day. Every year, Communities in Schools of Chicago recognizes one individual or organization that consistently goes beyond expectations to
With the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize marriage equality, we thought it was a great time to highlight one of our very inspiring HEART students, an openly gay LGBTQ activist, who has done a tremendous amount already to make a positive difference in the world. 17-year-old Jacques Agbobly moved
After learning about the plight of dogs in puppy mills, eighth grade HEART students at Courtenay Language Arts Center in Chicago decided they wanted to take action to help. The students organized the school’s very first Puppy Mill Awareness week, helping to educate all of their classmates about the issue
For the past few weeks, K-2nd grade students in HEART’s Helping Others Club in Chicago have been learning about what companion animals need to be happy and healthy. Students loved learning how – just like people – animals need food, water, shelter, regular visits to the doctor, toys and love.