Grantees in the News
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
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.
Yoga Foster, November 2016 Go to video "This program brings yoga to elementary schools and helps the children learn and focus." Watch the whole video, Yoga Foster here. Learn more about Nicole Cardoza’s project, Yoga Foster, here.
Episode 357: Marc Ching of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, and Ben Freedland of ZINK, November 2016 Go to article "Mariann welcomes Marc Ching, founder of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, whose mission, when it started out, was to rescue and rehabilitate severely abused animals in the Los Angeles area. Marc has recently expanded this mission to include documenting the cruelty and rescuing dogs from the dog meat trade in Asia, at great personal, financial, and emotional risk.
Raspberry interviews: Natalie Kyriacou of My Green World, November 2016 Go to article "My raison d’etre is to forge new understandings of humanity’s relationship with nature. I believe in a world where compassion, collaboration and education overcome prejudice and cruelty. I feel that my purpose is to create spaces for people to share stories and engage with important issues; where people can learn from one another and collaborate to create a kinder and brighter world for all. My aim is
Fighting for Bees, Kate Franzman's quest, November 2016 Go to article "When Kate Franzman starts to talk about bees, you can hear the buzz in her voice. It’s easy to imagine her animated hands wildly flinging about as she discusses her hives—of which she has several placed around the city—and the bee-friendly empire she’s helping to build in Indianapolis." “They’re just these magical little furry creatures,” Franzman, 31, said. “I like to sit outside and stare at them. I think
It's easy being green: Bathroom project promotes energy efficiency, environmental awareness, October 2016 "The bathroom nearest the cafeteria at Bloomington High School South is getting a makeover, and the two students responsible for the renovation hope it has a big environmental impact. SungAh Kim and Tamar Moss, the brains behind the operation, are calling the effort “Project Green Bathroom.” Read the whole article, It's easy being green: Bathroom project promotes energy efficiency, environmental awareness here. Learn more about Tamar Moss
Shining lights in the darkest places, October 2016 Go to article "On the fourth day of our Kenya Open Quest, fifteen of us piled into a minibus and set off to Langata Women’s Maximum Prison, to meet Teresa Njoroge. A former inmate herself, Teresa recently joined forces with her new business partner, Joss Carruthers, to launch Clean Start. This incredible NGO helps women who are incarcerated on short-term sentences, due to petty – often poverty-related – crimes. We wanted to