Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

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is a nonprofit educational and vocational training organization that has been working with local at-risk populations since 2009. It aims to provide a gateway towards empowerment, educational, and employment opportunities to lead a fulfilling, prosperous, and purposeful life. Its programs are directly tied to career pathways and provide students with vocational certifications at little or no cost to them. It also costs students the ability to complete their work.

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance


The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. So in 1988 she and a group of other local officials from around the country went on a delegation and met both progressive Israelis and Palestinian journalists, activists, and stayed at one point in a refugee camp in the West Bank.


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Funding And Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Youth Programs


Many foundations focus much of their philanthropy work on youth empowerment—and for good reason. For nonprofits whose target audience is primarily underserved youth, the task of finding funding shouldn’t be difficult.

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How Cloud for Good Gives Back To Our Communities

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As an initiative of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, New Entry works locally, regionally, and nationwide to strengthen food systems by supporting new farmers. Success Story: Creating Engaging Student Journeys with St.

Guest Post: Stories of Volunteer Managers, Technology, and the Pandemic

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They wanted to help students and teachers who were teaching from home that needed curriculum ideas and ways to engage their students in this new virtual environment.”. One was an airline company, so I assumed it would be their local employees signing up.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

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That said, in 2012 I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and Asia and from those travel experiences three themes emerged that inspired the selection of this year’s nonprofits: 1) Women’s and girls empowerment; 2) Conservation of wildlife and wild lands; and 3) Access to medical care. Ewaso Lions is a focused conservation research project in Samburu, Kenya that is working to conserve Kenya’s lions while improving livelihoods of local people.

Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

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The students are generally post-high school, but have no access to further education or training. The organization focuses particularly on women and students in rural areas. The Media and Training Centre for Health specializes in the design and development of community learning models that promote health and empowerment in marginalized communities. Saint Anthony's Education Centre empowers underserved students with education and job training.

Apps for Youth, By Youth

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The app was a finalist in Microsoft's 2011 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. Our Time (Facebook) is a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment through the voting process. iPad, iPhone, MacOS) is a student planner that helps you keep track of your class schedule, track your grades and GPA, manage homework assignments, and create an interactive calendar.

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14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!


Data, fraud prevention & legal responsibility) Public Digital Media Center - Sarah Francis Public Digital Media Center in a local underserved community. Stones Worldview Tango - Richard Cirille Empowering learning for students world wide. Design solutions for collaboration, empowerment, global views, and self awareness. [Photo credit: Idea Accelerator contestants high five after practicing their pitches at the Microsoft evening reception, Sept.

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Coming to a Public School Near You: Hopefully, You as a Volunteer

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Because it was my first time meeting the students, part of the half hour was spent getting to know each other. I highly recommend volunteering with young people, whether they are as little as a kindergartner, or as old as a college student. You can also find volunteer opportunities at your local public school by contacting a school district, a school, or a teacher and asking how you can help. If you're a parent, the local PTA may have ways for you to get involved as well.

Audience Demographics and the Census: Do We Have a Match?

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It could be chosen for reasons related to the institution''s mission (for example, a focus on youth empowerment) or for reasons related to the market demographics (for example, a growing number of Latinos). We got our hands on our local census data (free and easy). For example, there is good research suggesting that school field trips to art museums are disproportionately valuable for students from poor and rural backgrounds. Is matching local demographics "enough"?

Empowering Change: Caitlin Cohen of the Sigida Keneyali Project

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It is a collaboration between American students and residents of Sikoro, a dusty periurban town of 65,000 people outside the capital city of Bamako, Mali. The CHAG is given considerable liberty with what they do, but they must rely mostly on local resources and advocacy. Some funding is exterior, but we are and will remain a low-budget organization, relying on the volunteerism of American students and Malian citizens. However, empowerment is what we strive to create.

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The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Part Ex-Con, Part Farmer, Part Queen

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One of the nonprofits that inspires me locally here in Santa Cruz is a youth empowerment and food justice organization called "Food, What!?" Doron doesn’t work with A students or B students. He strategically includes images of students from Pajaro Valley High, so when he asks, “See anyone you know on here?” While this may not matter to an A student, many struggling youth are miles away from the 200+ credits required to graduate.

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Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

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Erickson founded FORGE (Facilitating Opportunities for Refugee Growth and Empowerment) in 2003 when she was a 20 year-old junior studying public policy at Stanford University. The projects can range from preschools, to libraries and computer training centers, to women empowerment programs. Haven't you changed the model some, because it was a fundraising model through students fundraising, and now it's a little bit different? We would bring students.

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Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

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I've now documented women's lives in 40 countries, over the past 10 or 12 years, and everywhere I went, I found women who were helping each other, local women. Britt Bravo: In so many of the groups you profiled, the women were using the arts for education, empowerment, or healing. A high school English teacher in Zimbabwe, whose name is Betty Makoni , began hearing stories from her students after school, that they had been raped.