Changing lives through financial empowerment

ASU Lodestar Center

There are no courses in our public school systems that teach students how to use a. in Arizona, there is a bill being proposed that would mandate all students to receive some type of financial literacy education before graduating from high school. If it passes, our students could become the most financially savvy high school graduates in the country. posted by. Kristen Coco , Program Developer.

Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

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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. But students also come away with significant increases in their perceived self-value and a decrease in perceived barriers to success. It also costs students the ability to complete their work.


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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. It was actually from students at a school in Gaza who met with our Director of Gaza Projects. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region. With programs ranging from education, sports, income generation and more, we’re proud to stand with such an incredible organization!

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


Our work started by focusing on long term empowerment projects. For the past 5 or 6 years we've had a small but steady group of supporters who are primarily invested in our empowerment projects. It really showcases our efforts moving from beyond just relief to empowerment. Our students are getting all this amazing training and coming out with beautiful dishes.

Make Your Clients Powerful Partners in Your Social Change Work

Social Velocity

A client of mine works to create an equitable playing field for low-income students in middle and high school. They understand integrating the students themselves into the work is a big way to achieve the organization’s goals.

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

Cloud 4 Good

A six-week Managed Services contract was provided to assist in declarative UI updates, automation support, process refinement, system owner empowerment, help with third-party applications, and training to further user adoption, enablement, and comfortability with reports and dashboards.

Hadley China

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Just got some information on this cool program: The Hadley School for the Blind has launched an innovative program of English language learning and empowerment which spans the Pacific Ocean. In 2005 the principal of Hadley-China, Rongqiang Xia, contacted Hadley students and staff who spoke native English to see if they would like to teach Chinese Hadley students English over the internet. Students ask questions about English usage.

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Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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. The Alliance for Climate Education’s mission is to educate high school students on the science behind climate change and inspire them to take action to curb global warming.

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

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In what is known as the “ braille provision ,” the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 mandates that the teams who help write educational plans for students with disabilities presume that all blind and visually impaired children should be taught Braille unless it is determined to be inappropriate. Data from the American Printing House for the Blind’s annual registry of legally blind students shows that in 2012 only 8.8%

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

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I started doing this back in 2007 , when we won our first big federal contract for Bookshare, to take it from 3,000 students back then to more than 350,000 students now. Student privacy. Benetech is going to be able to comply with any reasonable legislation around student privacy, and we’re supportive of improved privacy standards. Carol’s social enterprise in Nairobi employs over 100 students working to proofread books for our Bookshare digital library.

Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

Consider reaching out to local universities to tap into departments, professors, and students for consulting, resources, and education. By following these steps, your organization can replace poor capacity with self-sufficiency, self-determination, and empowerment.

Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

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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Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

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Literacy and access to knowledge underpins just about every social good, from education, to economic development, to health, to women’s empowerment, democracy and respect for human rights. It works well for students in the United States, but we’re still not reaching American adults to the extent we would like. All students around the world have access to rich and varied educational content. • I believe in the power of books to change the world.

Technology Support as Teaching

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I realized, in thinking about all of this, that the model of technology support that makes the most sense to me is to think of it similarly as a teacher-student relationship. Certainly, if you are a technology provider that values empowerment of your clients, this is probably a good model to consider. So what is it about a teacher-student relationship that we can learn from to provide really good technical support? Second, Empowerment.

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Customer Feedback in the Non-Profit Sector: Listening to Low-Income Consumers

Beth Kanter

We know that when low-income families can access other people’s consumer feedback it is both extremely useful and a source of empowerment. For one nonprofit, the programmatic feedback of reviews on helped them better serve their students. Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County, heard from one of its students about its school day schedule. “We

The Dragonfly Effect: Win A Copy, Leave A Comment, Swab Your Cheek

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was my birthday and the culmination of a campaign to raise money for Cambodian children that I used an action learning project for the students. We actually eat chocolate in class as part of the exercise! It also helped students learn the process of a rapid prototype experiment that has viral effects, can be measured, and improved with reflection. Employ empowerment marketing.

What’s the ROI of Online Voting and Fundraising Contests?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week’s case study about how the Students for Free Tibet vets participation generated some great responses and advice in the comments from Wendy Harman , Red Cross and Stacey Monk , Epic Change, both veterans of online fundraising and voting contests. Will the contest provide a meaningful opportunity for stakeholder empowerment? Source: Extreme Foods.

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Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Youth Through App Development

Tech Soup Blog

story chronicled a middle school student who built an app to help him. Not only did the piece showcase the uniqueness of this particular student, but also the opportunity to cultivate creativity through technical. greater access for youth and foster empowerment through skills. This post was authored by Vanessa Rhinesmith and originally appeared on the NetSquared blog.

14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!


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. Credit: Broken Banjo Photography] It takes a lot to jump onstage and pitch a brand new idea in front of a new group of people. Will they laugh at you, start to cheer, or be intrigued?

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Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth Kanter

Wake’s Tech2Empower program organizes delegations of volunteer Technology Advisors, women who work for Silicon Valley companies like Google, Salesforce, Mozilla, YouTube, GE Digital and IRC, to provide training for women’s rights and girls empowerment NGOs in developing countries and here in the United States. I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.


Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

From their website: Some of the features that distinguish Hampshire from more traditional liberal arts colleges include student-designed academic concentrations; an active, collaborative, inquiry-based pedagogy; an interdisciplinary curriculum; and a narrative evaluation system.

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American Indian Resource Center: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Most Native American students do not go to college, so many Educational Talent Search. The program serves 750 students in 14 rural schools. Heather designs Microsoft PowerPoint -based games, like the Jeopardy inspired one she did that prepares kids for OHLAP , which is a scholarship program for Oklahoma students to attend Oklahoma colleges and universities. There is a wide array of nonprofit organizations that serve the 1.6 million Native Americans in the U.S.

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Beth Kanter

The instructor’s role should be to facilitate this understanding for their students, not dump content on them. They gave the students tests based on content and scored them. And the resulting graph is the analysis of 1200 students. He expects students to read the assignment before they come to class so that instructional time can be spent helping them make sense of it and apply to their work. The last question asks students to tell Mazur what confused them.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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. Organizations like these teach everything from sports, to science, to the arts, to girl empowerment. By Tweeting on momdot Image credit: Cover from Streetside Stories ' student anthology of autobiographical stories (I used to work there).

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SAP Gives Back

Tech Soup Blog

For example: SAP continues to invest in their University Alliances program , which provides technology and expertise to educate students throughout the world and cultivate new IT leaders. movement, a world of 7 billion has implications for sustainability, urbanization, access to health services, and youth empowerment. SAP is helping to make a difference in the nonprofit and library community through their donation program here at TechSoup.

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Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: Recap and Recordings of the ONTC


Why do Imagine Cup students develop more field-based IT innovation in 9 months than nonprofits in 5 years? Dahna Goldstein, PhilanTech, talked about reasons why tech changes fail: no leader/champion, no direction from the top, no context, lack of communication/poor communication and lack of involvement/empowerment. Note: This was first published on the Care2's Frogloop Blog on September 29, 2009.).

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

Museum 2.0

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). For example, there is good research suggesting that school field trips to art museums are disproportionately valuable for students from poor and rural backgrounds. Does this mean that we should try to make school tours disproportionately accessible to these students?

Research Friday: Human Capital Performance Bonds. What are they? How do they work?

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to highlight current research reports or studies and discuss how they can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. an intensive, year-long empowerment and skills-based training for the returning men, coupled with a marketing strategy of recruiting business customers to hire graduates of the program. posted by. Patsy Kraeger, Ph.D. Welcome to Research Friday !

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

Museum 2.0

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 Change: Caitlin Cohen of the Sigida Keneyali Project

Have Fun - Do Good

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. Some funding is exterior, but we are and will remain a low-budget organization, relying on the volunteerism of American students and Malian citizens. If you are interested in volunteering your time, we have two volunteer positions open at any point in time Mali, preference given to students or recent college grads.

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Six New Games for Change: Check Out the Future of Gaming for Good


Ludwig is a game aimed at educators and students alike. The empowerment of girls in third world countries is a topic many corporate sponsors are looking to endorse. By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change. For the first time, this year's Games for Change Festival created an opportunity for producers of games in development to get live feedback from leading game designers, educators, and funders on the main stage.

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Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

Have Fun - Do Good

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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. Betty and six of her high school English students founded an organization called the Girl Child Network.

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Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Re-empowerment of the nonprofit worker and resulting transformation into a knowledge worker, data re-presented as knowledge – these are all themes for Nonprofit 2.0.

Alli Chagi-Starr, Art in Action/Ella Baker Center, Podcast Interview Transcription

Have Fun - Do Good

And so we started Art in Action camp six years ago to invite 25 youth from urban areas to participate in skills-building, giant puppets, dance and theater and we've also done a lot of work around diversity and anti-racism and looking at gender and looking at homophobia, and then we do a lot of personal empowerment work, really building up people's self-esteem and cultivating their leadership individually and on a more emotional or spiritual level, if you will.

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