Grantees in the News
Save the Snakes: Conservation initiative to protect snakes in Eastern Ghats, January 2017 Go to Article "VISAKHAPATNAM: With the idea to conserve snake fauna in the Eastern Ghats, the organisation 'Save the Snakes' has commenced a unique initiative under Pollination Project. The initiative aims to improve the livelihoods of people who live in areas with high incidence of conflict with snakes and educate the locals to minimise rampant killing of the reptiles of Eastern Ghats." Read the whole article, Save
Hip Hop About Gardening?! Yep! Meet the Most Organic DJ Ever, January 2017 Go to video "Want to get kids to learn about gardening and healthy eating in a fun way? DJ Cavem Moetavation is a man of many talents -- he’s a rapper, emcee, and (wait for it)... organic gardener! He travels all over the country to teach kids about health through hip hop, and even has his own documentary From Gangs to Gardens, which you can watch a clip
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 benefited. Cardoza, a Camelback Fellow, is focused on using yoga as a mindfulness tool for social-emotional learning issues many low-income kids face." Read the whole article, Nicole Cardoza on Forbes Lists
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 old, rescues people. In high school she was president of the teen board of a suicide hotline. Before that, she and friends had founded a blog on Tumblr for suicidal
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 give the keynote address on motivating and activating youth to a conference presented by the WV Association of WV Solid Waste Authorities and DEP’s REAP program (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan)."
Люди против мяса, December 2016 Go to video "Сегодня в Риге на площади Стрелков прошел флэшмоб, организованный обществом защиты животных. Молодежь призывала жителей Латвии отказаться от потребления мяса, в пользу более «гуманных» продуктов и посмотреть на проблемы забойных животных с высоты птичьего полета" Watch the video, Люди против мяса here. Learn more about Dobroslawa Gogloza’s project, Vegan Ukraine, here.
Best of the East Bay 2016: Arts & Culture Writers' Picks , December 2016 Go to article "Last year, trans Latina activists Lexi Adsit and Luna Merbruja teamed up with Devi Vaidya of the local LGBTQ arts organization Peacock Rebellion to bring us Brouhaha, the first ever all trans woman of color comedy show. It was an important night, considering that trans women — and particularly trans women of color — rarely get the opportunity to tell their own stories, frequently
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 cover the outstanding expenses of his undergraduate education through a fundraising campaign that included an online page, individual sponsorship, a speaking tour, and winning grants. While at Earlham, he served
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 the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service. Notable luminaries who have received the Rhodes include former Secretary of State Dean Rusk, former U.S. Sen. J. William
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 spotlight on seven locals donating their time to teach at-risk communities how to grow their own food; counsel the dying and grieving; glean unused produce for the hungry; smooth over