“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is hoping to tap into America’s philanthropy and influence as she launches the U.S. arm of her nonprofit Lumos that works to keep disadvantaged children worldwide out of orphanages when they already have their families.

Rowling was in New York City on Thursday to mark the start of Lumos USA, and said in an interview with The Associated Press that she is certain Lumos can solve “the problem of institutionalization” by 2050.James Patterson-by Susan Solie-Patterson-CC

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“This is a solvable problem,” she said.

She talked with the Today Show Friday about her charity and also talked about whether she is might write another Harry Potter book.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the full AP article in the San Diego Tribune)

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