Grantees in the News 2016-12-11T19:23:35+00:00

Grantees in the News

Olympia Auset featured in Forbes

This 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur Founded SÜPRMARKT To Address The Food Desert in South LA, July 2017 Go to Article "As a South LA native and practicing vegan, 26-year-old Olympia Auset had a difficult time finding organic groceries that fit her diet’s requirements. With approximately 1.3 million people living in South LA, there are only 60 grocery stores across the region. These numbers represent a “food desert,” where healthy food is scarce and preventable disease rates are higher, disproportionally impacting the African [...]

July 28th, 2017|

Delaney Cullen featured in All Cute All The Time

Big Hearted 6 Year Old Delaney Has A Passion For Nature And People, July 2017 Go to Article "Delaney Cullen's parents say she had always been an Earth angel. She always chose to be outdoors rather than in the house watching T.V. or playing with toys. She learned many of her basic skills such as counting, shapes, and colors by observing plants and nature all around her. This was very exciting for Delaney's dad, who had a background in Environmental Education. [...]

July 14th, 2017|

Biraj Shrestha featured in Online Khabar, Nepal

Why do we need to save frogs?, July 2017 Go to Article "Monsoon brings with it puddles, umbrellas and rain boots. It also welcomes the songs of frogs. Frogs usually do not come up in middle of a conversation when we discuss animal conservation, but these amphibians have some impressive traits that need to be acknowledged. Similarly, once you know the ecological significance of frogs, you will understand that like any other species, frogs are also in dire need of [...]

July 12th, 2017|

Olympia Auset featured in Blavity

This Community Grocer Makes Organic Produce More Accessible, Delivers To Doorstep, July 2017 Go to Article "Healthy, conscious eating should be a choice, not a privilege.  Entrepreneur Olympia Auset recognized this and took action. In LA, the second most vegan-friendly city in the US according to PETA, fresh, quality produce is still unavailable to many communities in the south-central region. A study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that 4 out of 10 low-income adults in LA County are food insecure. [...]

July 8th, 2017|

Harriet Kamashanyu featured in News Deeply

Video: Educating Girls Helps Break the Cycle of Sex Work in Uganda, July 2017 Go to Article and watch the video "THERE ARE THOUGHT to be tens of thousands of sex workers in Uganda, many of whom live and work in the slums. Many young daughters are forced to follow their mothers into the profession in order to help support their families, but one charity is trying to break this cycle by offering scholarships to the daughters of sex workers which [...]

July 6th, 2017|

Padmanaban Gopalan featured in News2read

Wedding Food for a Cause, July 2017 Go to Article "All around the world, food waste is a serious problem with no one easy solution. One Indian man is doing his part to address the issue. In 2014, Padmanaban Gopalan started No Food Waste—a nonprofit that helps redistribute untouched food from weddings and other events to the needy. What began as a local initiative in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore, has now spread to more than 10 localities throughout [...]

July 5th, 2017|

Padmanaban Gopalan featured in Sepe GR, Greece

Wedding Food for a Cause, July 2017 Go to Article "All around the world, food waste is a serious problem with no one easy solution. One Indian man is doing his part to address the issue. In 2014, Padmanaban Gopalan started No Food Waste—a nonprofit that helps redistribute untouched food from weddings and other events to the needy. What began as a local initiative in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore, has now spread to more than 10 localities throughout [...]

July 5th, 2017|

Jessica Candela featured in ChicoER.com

Youth council inspiring homeless teens, young adults, July 2017 Go to Article "While it might not have been her roof, at least there was always one over her head. Hailey Sherman, 22, said she knew she had it bad when she was growing up — her mother and she moved from place to place, often crashing at friends’ houses or renting a home or apartment for one month at a time before getting kicked out. It wasn’t until recently she [...]

July 2nd, 2017|

Centreville Elementary School featured in National Wildlife Federation

Top 10 Eco-Schools, Centreville Elementary, Centreville, Virginia, June 2017 Go to Article "Eco-Schools USA engages school communities from coast to coast and from cities to rural communities in creating and implementing healthy solutions for sustainable education. In recognition of the incredible efforts for wildlife protection, sustainability, and environmental education across the nation, National Wildlife Federation is recognizing America’s Top 10 Eco-Schools... Centreville Elementary has earned not one but two Green Flags, showing dedication to multiple facets of sustainable environmental education. Since its [...]

June 22nd, 2017|

Sebouh Bazikian featured in Los Angeles Times

Foster youth gifted bicycles thanks to brothers’ charitable efforts, June 2017 Go to Article "A nonprofit run by two brothers has delivered more than 250 bicycles to orphans across the globe and on Wednesday brought their efforts home with the donation of bikes, helmets and locks to 17 local foster youth. Bikes 4 Orphans, created by brothers Shawnt and Sebouh Bazikian while attending St. Francis High School in 2012, was founded on the wish to raise enough money to purchase and [...]

June 22nd, 2017|