Grantees in the News
Jalen Mills takes on bullying, has confidence in defense despite Eagles' 2-2 start, October 2018 Go to article "Before Jalen Mills sat euphorically on confetti-coated turf, a "Super Bowl LII" logo stitched to his jersey and Philadelphia's first Lombardi Trophy in the vicinity, he was just another name in a football league full of them. Before he started for the Eagles as a personal favorite of defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, he was just another seventh-round draft pick, the 21st-to-last player taken out of 253 in 2016." [...]
Learn how to make "feed bombs", which can bring more wildflowers to North Texas, September 2018 Go to article "The feed bomb garden trend has exploded on the North Texas landscape lately. Also called seed balls, seed bombs are seeds encapsulated in compost and clay, which forms a protective barrier, minimizing damage by best insects, birds or soil-borne diseases ." Read the whole article, Learn how to make "feed bombs", which can bring more wildflowers to North Texas here. Learn more about Jillian Jordan's project, Great [...]
Nonprofit helps Lake County foster kids reach their full potential, August 2018 Go to article "Forward Paths Foundation Executive Director Denise Burry is this week's Getting Results Award winner. Burry and the Forward Paths Foundation have been helping Lake County's homeless unaccompanied youth and those aging out of foster care transition to adulthood and independence. "We're a life coach, mentor, teacher, surrogate parent," Burry said. "Every youth is different. Their abilities are wide-ranging." Working out of a small office in Leesburg, Burry and a group of volunteers help [...]
Publication gives new life to history of black community in the Twin Cities, August 2018 Go to article "It's a secret history that, for some, wasn't so secret. Well-worn copies of Walter Scott's books dating back to 1956 were shelved in personal libraries and laid on coffee tables all over Minneapolis. "Dad always said what he wanted to do was put together a pictoral resume of the Black community, so that the world really could see the accomplishments, the goals, kind [...]
Rotary club members showcase aid projects as international convention gets underway in Toronto, June 2018 Go to article "Rotary Club members from around the world are showcasing hundreds of humanitarian projects as a Rotary International Convention gets underway in Toronto. The projects, which include everything from polio immunization drives in India and Africa to informal education programs for young refugees in Greece to water distribution efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are being exhibited in booths in a hall dubbed the "House [...]
Rwanda’s Youth Participation in environmental protection, May 2018 Go to article "“Rwanda, a developing country in East Africa with overly dense population has agricultural economy. About 82 percent cultivable land needs irrigation. During dry season and due to climate change, demand for secondary irrigation is increasing. Irrigation by electric power, diesel pump and solar pumps are some of the existing alternatives. However, due to the high cost of buying, running, and maintaining these systems smallholder farmers are unable to use them, [...]
Спирки за разкази във Варна, May 2018 Go to Article "Четири спирки на градския транспорт във Варна са превърнати в творчески пространства. Там жителите на града могат да четат разкази на млади автори, докато чакат автобуса си. Инициативата е на сдружение “Кашалот”. " Read the whole article, Спирки за разкази във Варна, here Learn more about Teodora Stoyanova's project, Kashalot – Living Reads, here.
Първите четири спирки от "Спирка за разкази“ вече са факт във Варна, May 2018 Go to Article "Първите четири разказа от проекта "Спирка за разкази" на сдружение "Кашалот" вече могат да бъдат прочетени във Варна. В продължение на един месец от 21-и май до 17-и юни четири централни спирки на градския транспорт във Варна ще бъдат преобразени в места за творчество и въображение. Избраните спирки са "Козирката", "Общината" (спирка "Музея"), "Червения площад" (спирка "Площад Съединение") и "Чаталджа". Всяка седмица там [...]
An NGO invents organic sanitary napkins in Cameroon, April 2018 Go to Article "The KujaEcoPads project uses banana and plantain stems to turn them into 100% biodegradable, affordable and environmentally friendly sanitary napkins.Waste and agricultural residues are used to make these low-cost sanitary napkins for low-income women and girls. " Read the whole article, An NGO invents organic sanitary napkins in Cameroon, here Learn more about Marie Claire Kuja's project, KujaPads Initiative, here.
FreeFrom Wins the Impact & Audience Awards at 10th Annual SVP LA Fast Pitch, April 2018 Go to Article and Watch the video "Last month, FreeFrom participated as one of the top 10 finalists in the SVP LAFast Pitch competition. We competed with 19 other organizations to present a 3-minute pitch on our work to an audience of 500 people. FreeFrom took home the Impact Award, as well as raising the most money from the audience. " Read the whole article and [...]