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

Grantees in the News

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|

Adam Rubin featured in Forbes

How To Find Your Passion: 7 Steps You Can Take Today, June 2017 Go to Article "Type “how to find your passion” into Google and you’ll get 29.9 million results in .9 seconds. I’d argue “find your passion” is one of the most talked about yet most misunderstood terms out there. It’s constantly thrown around as a buzz phrase and it’s on the cover of countless self-help books, yet the search for passion never seems to end. Pursuing your passion terrifies [...]

June 15th, 2017|

Molly Beth Rice featured in Journal Star

Community garden sows the seeds of peace in Peoria, June 2017 Go to Article " Recently, Molly Rice’s backyard has become the site of a lot of dirt dumping, watermelon planting and tie-dying parties. She and her family are starting a community garden at 1116 and 1118 NE Glendale Ave., and they’ve invited the whole neighborhood to help. Rice said the inspiration to start a garden came after the house next door became the site of two drive-by shootings and arson in [...]

June 11th, 2017|

Steve Barr featured in Philanthropy Journal News

Using Art and Humor to Heal, June 2017 Go to Article " Pediatric patients often feel overwhelmed by the strict daily regimens they go through as they battle challenging medical conditions. This can result in these children feeling they have no control over their circumstances and very little joy in their day to day life. Drawn to Help, a national nonprofit based out of Columbus, North Carolina, was created to give these children a feeling of more control and help them [...]

June 5th, 2017|

Doniece Sandoval featured on CNN

Where the homeless can board a bus to take a warm shower, June 2017 Go to Article " Five years ago, Doniece Sandoval gained a new perspective on San Francisco's immense problem of homelessness. It happened in her own neighborhood. "There were three elderly gentlemen, all in their 80s, who we watched, one by one, get evicted," she said. "They began to live in their cars, had their cars repossessed, and ended up on the street." As the Bay Area bounced [...]

June 2nd, 2017|

Thomas Ponce featured in Daily Good

Thomas Ponce: On Behalf of All Living Beings, May 2017 Go to Article " Thomas Ponce is a 16-year-old animal rights advocate and a citizen lobbyist from Casselberry, Florida. He is the founder of Lobby For Animals, the Coordinator for Fin Free FL, and founder of Harley’s Home, which is used as his school-based animal rights club. A vegetarian at age of 4, he began writing about animal rights at the age of 5. Soon after, Thomas’s parents realized that his [...]

May 22nd, 2017|

Kantimahanti Murthy featured in The Times of India

I aim to conserve wildlife of the Eastern Ghats: Kantimahanti Murthy, May 2017 Go to Article " VISAKHAPATNAM: At a time when there's an urgent need to conserve the environment and biodiversity from becoming extinct due to undue human intervention, a young wildlife conservationist from Vizag is tirelessly working towards conservation and protection of endangered wildlife in the Eastern Ghats through a community-based approach. He has also designed wildlife interpretation centres in several sanctuaries, zoos and national parks." Read the whole [...]

May 22nd, 2017|

Trish Schappell featured in Click2Huoston

Reading rooms provide kids with new opportunities, May 2017 Go to Article " This is the story of The Kids Reading Room. It's a magical place filled with books for some of our area's kids who need them the most. The hero of our story is Trish Schappell.  By day she is a middle school counselor in Spring-Branch Independent School District, but when school ends she become a Kids Reading Room volunteer,  executive director, and founder.  “This is what I feel I [...]

May 11th, 2017|

Lindy Wafula featured in African leadership Magazine, Nigeria

Celd Fetes Outstanding African Women in Durban, May 2017 Go to Article "t was a celebration of Africa’s finest women achievers, as the continent’s women of power and influence converged at the Coastlands Musgrave Hotel, Durban, South Africa on the evening of the 04th May 2017 for the annual African Women Leadership Summit 2017. Organized by the Centre for Economic & Leadership Development (CELD), in collaboration with the African Leadership Magazine Group, with support from the South-African based firm, Training Excellence led by the [...]

May 9th, 2017|

Mark Devries featured in Democracy Now

North Carolina Hog Farms Spray Manure Around Black Communities; Residents Fight Back, May 2017 Go to Article " In eastern North Carolina, residents are battling with one of the state’s largest industries: hog farms. Last week, North Carolina lawmakers passed House Bill 467, which limits the damages that residents could collect against hog farms. The billion-dollar industry is primarily clustered in the eastern part of the state, where hog farms collect billions of gallons of untreated pig feces and urine in [...]

May 3rd, 2017|