About Jamila Banks

Jamila Banks is a Motivator, Mentor, and Entrepreneur with a diverse background in arenas such as social services, mental health, environmental advocacy, and education. She is Founder and Executive Director of Foster & Banks Walk in Faith Foundation, an environmentally friendly, social services 501(c)(3) organization located in Los Angeles, CA.
She as also a key member of The Pollination Project team serving as our Marketing Assistant, and Leads the Youth Grantmaking Team.

Youth Leadership in LA

It has been an honor to serve as the Leader for the Youth Leadership Fellowship Program for 2016. I am so thankful for the experience and opportunity to have been involved with such spiritually rewarding, heart felt work. The Youth Development Fellowship has been an incredible experience and journey that [...]

Youth Leadership in LA 2017-03-01T18:43:08+00:00

Jillian Jordan, Great Seed Bomb

The fact I could say that The Great Seed Bomb was a Pollination Project grantee and the boost that gave me to keep going was priceless. I could not have funded event or organized volunteers properly without validation through the Pollination Project grant. This event has now garnered national and [...]

Jillian Jordan, Great Seed Bomb 2017-01-13T07:16:41+00:00

Nicole Cardoza featured in Forbes

Nicole Cardoza on Forbes Lists 30 Under 30 - Education (2017), January 2017 Go to article "On the cutting edge of placing yoga programs in public schools. Training and curriculum is provided free to teachers at Title I schools; to date 20,000 students in 800 classrooms in 39 states have [...]

Nicole Cardoza featured in Forbes 2017-01-25T12:38:30+00:00

Melody Moore in the National Geographic

A Challenge for Girls Today: Moving Beyond ‘How Do I Look?’, January 2017 Go to article "Alexandra lives in a peaceful, leafy subdivision in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, with her parents, a brother, a sister, and at the moment, five dogs—her family rescues dogs. Alexandra, who is 22 years [...]

Melody Moore in the National Geographic 2017-01-25T12:38:44+00:00

A Grantee Love Story

Have you ever been so frustrated with a person or situation that you thought your mind would explode? We can’t do this work alone. No one can live this life alone. In this day and age, in the state of such a chaotic, and unbalanced world, everyone needs someone. We [...]

A Grantee Love Story 2016-12-16T13:44:15+00:00

Charles Orgbon in The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Press

Youth Environmental Leader Charles Orgbon III Tours MTR Sites with OVEC, December 2016 Go to article "Back in summer, Charles Orgbon, III, contacted OVEC Organizer Dustin White on Facebook, hoping that Dustin could help arrange a flyover of mountain removal sites in October. Charles would be in WV then, to [...]

Charles Orgbon in The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Press 2017-01-25T12:38:54+00:00

Hashem Abu Shama in The RHODES TRUST

Hashem Abu Shama, November 2016 Go to article "Hashem Abushama will graduate from Earlham College with a degree in Peace & Global Studies. He grew up in Arroub Refugee Camp in Palestine. In 2015, Abushama became the first-ever Youth Representative of Palestine Refugees at the United Nations. Abushama managed to [...]

Hashem Abu Shama in The RHODES TRUST 2017-01-25T12:39:14+00:00

Hashem Abushama in Indiana’s Earlham College News

Earlhamite selected for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship in historic launch of Middle East program, November 2016 Go to article "Hashem Abu Sham'a ’17 has been selected as one of just three Rhodes Scholars by the Rhodes Trust for its inaugural Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine program. Rhodes Scholars are chosen on [...]

Hashem Abushama in Indiana’s Earlham College News 2017-01-25T12:39:26+00:00

Jenny Lowrey in Chico News & Review

Local heroes 2016, Let’s give thanks to those who help our community, November 2016 Go to article "Every year, Chico News & Review devotes its Thanksgiving issue to Local Heroes, people who go above and beyond as volunteers for the causes that help our community. This year, we shine the [...]

Jenny Lowrey in Chico News & Review 2017-01-25T12:39:58+00:00

Jeff Kirchner in Now This News

Litterati, November 2016 Go to video "This app is helping to clean the planet one piece of garbage at a time." Watch the whole video about the Litterati app here. Learn more about Jeff Kirchner's project, Litterati here.

Jeff Kirchner in Now This News 2017-01-25T12:40:05+00:00
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