Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

Tech Soup Blog

is a nonprofit educational and vocational training organization that has been working with local at-risk populations since 2009. Smooth Transition began working to reach at-risk teens early — before they dropped out of high school or left the foster care system. 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.

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

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Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

Over the past year, I've noticed a strange trend in the calls I receive about upcoming participatory museum projects: the majority of them are being planned for teen audiences. A large number of the collaborative projects of which I'm aware (in which staff partner with community members to co-develop exhibits or programs) are initiated with teens. Why are teens over-represented in participatory projects? Teens are a known (and somewhat controllable) entity.

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Why Now is the Time for Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Invest in Digital

Saleforce Nonprofit

For more than a century, Boys & Girls Clubs around the country opened their doors each day to millions of kids and teens, literally and symbolically. But true to its 160-year legacy, Clubs remained a safe haven for local communities.

Pottsboro Area Library: The Winner of TechSoup’s February Success Story Digital Connector Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Here’s Dianne’s winning submission in its entirety: “The Pottsboro Library has made bridging the digital divide for teens a priority. A local TV station employee was hired to work with the teens in a 6-week course where they created a promotional video for the library. Now the teens are branching out to other area nonprofits. The teens have new skills which can help them in work and education. The teens also have access to GoPro and Nikon.

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Museum 2.0 Rerun: What Does it Really Mean to Serve "Underserved" Audiences?

Museum 2.0

Guards staring at black teens and grumbling about their clothes. Instead, she went out into local neighborhoods with low-income families and lousy schools and asked parents how they felt about their kids'' science education. What started with 15 students in 1997 has grown to support 200 students per year. The program is rigorous, engaging students in serious scientific projects as well as personal and professional development workshops.

Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

The app was a finalist in Microsoft's 2011 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. 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. Classtalk (All phones, SMS-based) empowers teachers to communicate with their classes through SMS and email, keeping school subjects and class deadlines at the top of a student's mind.

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What Does it Really Mean to Serve "Underserved" Audiences?

Museum 2.0

Guards staring at black teens and grumbling about their clothes. Instead, she went out into local neighborhoods with low-income families and lousy schools and asked parents how they felt about their kids' science education. What started with 15 students in 1997 has grown to support 200 students per year. The program is rigorous, engaging students in serious scientific projects as well as personal and professional development workshops.

Great reads from around the web on February 11th

Amy Sample Ward

Pando Projects is a nonprofit that empowers people—in particular Millennials—to step up as leaders and develop new, local solutions to the problems in their communities. Today's teens also plan to be generous when they get older. More than 75% say they will regularly give to charity, versus 63% in 1989, according to a nationwide survey by the Girl Scout Research Institute of 3,263 students in grades three through 12."

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How to Source Great Year-end Stories

Get Fully Funded

Once upon a time, a fundraiser was super busy. In fact, she was so busy that when it came time to put together her year-end donation letter she was stumped. What should she write? Time was short, so she settled on writing a factual summary of her nonprofit’s achievements.

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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!?" FoodWhat's staff and teens have taught me a lot about what it really means to be relevant to people who are often overlooked or ignored. FoodWhat empowers teens to change their lives through farming and food justice. Doron doesn’t work with A students or B students. Before their teen years, children are sponges.

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Sexual Assault: Resources for Families and Tips for Self-Care

Beth Kanter

I was glad to hear that 2-1-1, the free 24/7 confidential information and referral servic e, made sure its operators were able to help callers find local survivor support or mental health resources to help reduce the burden on RAINN and address the long wait times. (As For survivors, Teen Vogue published self-care tips, acknowledging that it’s hard to avoid triggers and be overwhelmed by the news.

Building Community Bridges: A "So What" Behind Social Participation

Museum 2.0

A group in their late teens/early 20s were wandering through the museumwide exhibition on love. At the adjacent table, my colleague Stacey Garcia was meeting with a local artist, Kyle Lane-McKinley, to talk about an upcoming project. When I walked by the first time, the teens were collaging and Kyle and Stacey were talking. I don't know what formed the bridge between the artists and the teens in this circumstance.

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7 Ways to Have Fun and Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Johns — my North Portland, Oregon, neighborhood — I've been working this year on a new, all-volunteer mentoring program for local teen parents. - I strive to be a perpetual student. Last week I finished my month-long Have Fun, Do Good series where 12 bloggers shared how they have fun and do good. My main takeaway from their rainbow of stories is that there are *so* many ways to have fun and do good.

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Temple Contemporary and the Puzzle of Sharing Powerful Processes

Museum 2.0

Temple Contemporary’s mission is to creatively re-imagine the social function of art through questions of local relevance and international significance. Every other year, they convene TUPAC, a group of 35 outside advisors, including teens, college students, Temple University professors, artists, philanthropists, and community leaders. Some students folding clothes. The first thing I noticed about Temple Contemporary were the chairs.

Donning the Sweatshirt of Service: Reflections from a Second-Year Ally

ASU Lodestar Center

Remind me again how this is linked back to reducing poverty in this country, or creating sustainable local food systems, or increasing graduation rates, or fighting institutional oppression? It demands a perspective that is self-reflective, microscopic, local, and grand. This year alone, Joseph Perez created an entire collaborative program that uses hip hop to teach students about life. posted by. Angela Soliz , ASU Lodestar Center. Public Allies AZ Alumna /.

14 Top Nonprofit Websites to Inspire Your Organization

DNL OmniMedia

Interlochen Center for the Arts (ICA) is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to empowering students of all ages through high-quality arts and cultural programs. These include: Local events calendar.

[VIDEO] Get More Grants with Donor Cultivation

Bloomerang

And I know some of my clients are very local. They do very local work, and it’s only the small local foundations that are interested, at least initially, in funding them. Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S.

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Six Alternative (U.S.) Cultural Venues to Keep an Eye On

Museum 2.0

The Waffle Shop is a cafe and live streaming TV channel that serves a diverse audience of late night club-goers and locals in an urban neighborhood. It's run by Jon Rubin, an artist and professor of social practice at Carnegie Mellon, and his students. Whether a teen zine about punk music or a university journal, the Underground Library will collect it, catalog it, and share it in ways designed to help people learn more about their city and each other.

The Future of Mobiles for Nonprofits

NTEN

While I was on sabbatical at Tuck/Dartmouth in the spring of 2008, I wrote about the things I learned from students and colleagues. For one generation, it's a conversation like any other conversation; it may even be the dominant form of conversation for today's students. We should not take this lightly, but rather approach it with "beginners mind" and be open to the student educating the teacher. The cell phone was not a convenience or an add-on for these students.

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Beth Kanter

This includes some of the most basic student essentials. The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is currently selling a t-shirt with the names of 3,400 children and teens who have fought or are still fighting childhood cancer. In March 2014, DICK’s Sporting Goods and the DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation announced a $25 million multi-year commitment to support youth athletic programs including donations to and sponsorships of local sports teams.

Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space: Interview with Emilyn Green

Museum 2.0

The people were of all ages--moms with babies strapped to their fronts, six year-olds using skillsaws, pre-teens building robots, teenagers doing homework. Our programs end up being the hub of the local science learning ecosystem--especially in communities where there isn''t a science center for miles in any direction. In places that succeeded, at that point, a local coalition was in place to fund the Workshop. Where it didn''t work, no local support stepped up.

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Hospital Volunteering: 3 Things You Didn't Know & How the Web Can Help

Have Fun - Do Good

Communities need to band together to support their local hospitals to fill in where the traditional resources are not enough by providing service, providing funding, advocating and governing (on Boards of Trustees). Hospitals need to supplement the traditional "pink lady," with volunteer opportunities for teens, baby boomers, and people in their 20s, 30s, 40s. interview college students via the web so that they can be interns when they come home for the summer).

Sending Collections on the Road: Geocaching and Museums

Museum 2.0

Both attract locals and tourists who may travel out of their way for the thrill of collecting another place or experience. For a related teen project , I was invited to teach roughly 200 middle- and high-school students about geocaching (a GPS-based scavenger hunt) so that they could send miniature sculpture pieces out into the world. You can check out the path of some of the teen sculptures here.

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What's a Virtual Visitor Worth?

Museum 2.0

How much do we value brand awareness outside of local markets? Outreach Let’s say you run your museum's education department, and you have two vans that go out to schools to do in-classroom programs exposing students to museum content. How important is it that some of the students at participating schools gain heightened awareness of the museum and physically show up one day? Many museums run outreach programs at a variety of levels of local to global reach. $5.33.

Self-Censorship for Museum Professionals

Museum 2.0

Use expert-only vocabulary – stop making entry points for general public, students, families Social science of war. The science of capital punishment from DNA to execution Religion Teen suicide, teen cutting – I wanted to include these in my museum’s “Hall of Human Life” teen area. There are lots of things visitors can’t do in museums. But what about the things that museum professionals can’t (or feel they can’t) do?

17 Ways We Made our Exhibition Participatory

Museum 2.0

Content Development While most of the participatory components to the exhibition are products that are visitor-facing, there were a few ways we made our development process participatory in terms of collecting and curating content: We partnered with two local newspapers--the Good Times and the Sentinel--to run contests looking for people with stories of crazy things they'd done for love and love rituals with family and friends.

Groundswell Book Club Part 1: Listening

Museum 2.0

the Exploratorium is a place high school/junior high students go on field trips and make snarky videos at their teachers' behest (source: YouTube ). I watched many entertaining shorts featuring students explaining exhibits to the beat of popular and illegally uploaded music. When I watch the videos teens created at the Exploratorium and post on YouTube, I see the aspects of the exhibits they thought were most important to share with their classmates.

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What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum

Beth Kanter

Later, when were chatting with a small group of people in the lobby, we noticed a group of teens walking by looking a little sad. Sree struck up a conversation and learned that they had missed their chance to try out for labanda, a local American idol like show. The students are an audience they want to reach.He

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Eight Other Ways to "Connect with Community"

Museum 2.0

We're always happy for more bodies in the door, but if supporting teens means alienating seniors, there's a problem. The student community? The Brooklyn Museum allows skateboarders to use their public outdoor space, much to the chagrin of some locals. Be free, nearly free, often free, or free for locals. Last month, the Christian Science Monitor published an article entitled, "Museums' new mantra: Connect with community."

Mall Science: Lessons in Consumer Appeal

Museum 2.0

A museum experience I’ll always remember: In 2002, I worked at the Boston Museum of Science with a program in which high school students from a nearby charter school spent half their school time at the museum. One day when we didn’t have the students, I was walking the floor with another staff member.

Solutionary Women: Nola Brantley of the Scotlan Youth and Family Center

Have Fun - Do Good

Nola's passion for her work, comes from a very personal place, "I was sexually exploited [as a minor], and I was preyed upon by a police officer in San Francisco who was supposed to be working a court program that interacted with high school students, and he actually ended up sexually exploiting me over the course of the next year, and he did eventually exploit another minor too, and ended up getting kicked off of the police force. prostitution teen Oakland

Openness Transforms the Nonprofit CRM Business | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Another project matches teen interns with nonprofits looking for help – so – a pretty complicated workflow regarding that application and matching process. And another was around the avaialabiltiy of medical interpretors at local hospitals – with the interpreters being able to update their language skills and certs adn availability.

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