Opening Doors for Kids with Parents Behind Bars
We don’t know of a group of American children with less of a chance to graduate from college due to no fault of their own.
Handing Down Life Lessons to Middle School Graduates
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spoke at his son’s middle-school graduation to advise students to view themselves as equals to all the people they meet in life.
The Awesome Power of Community College
Here’s why I believe that studnets that start off at a community college may be better off than those at a 4 year institution.
A new business is born, and so is a force for good.
The charity I started, Give Something Back, is a now the beneficiary of my new business, Beyond. Learn how success for Beyond will translate to more Give Back scholarships.
Carr Takes Heartland Lessons To Heart at Beyond, His Latest Startup in Payments
In a new article by Digital Transactions, Robert Carr shares how the built, and sold, a $4.3 billion company and is back with a new venture, but this time with a purpose beyond simply making money.
Robert Carr and Dirk Johnson on WGN Radio
Robert Carr and co-author Dirk Johnson join WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan to discuss their new book, Working Class to College: The Promise and Peril Facing Blue-Collar America.
Why Corporate Youth Mentoring is Good for Business
Many in the business community are engaging in youth mentoring. Learn how doing good is also good for business.
Make a New Year’s Resolution That Will Last… And Make a Lasting Impression
This time of year, most of us make New Year’s resolutions. Some stick, some don’t. But I have a New Year’s resolution that will make such an impact you’ll want to commit to it for the rest of the year — and beyond.
Our Story Keeps Getting Better
I am often asked — where are they now? —when I refer to the 74 Give Something Back Foundation scholars that have graduated from college. After a recent check presentation, at the University of Illinois, I can better answer that question.
What We Learn About Grit Watching the Olympics
It’s hard not to get wrapped up in the glory of the Olympic games. I attended them for the first time four years ago in London with my family. We were all in awe watching these athletes — whether or not they won medals — demonstrate to the world what a lifetime of...