Our Grantees in the News2019-08-29T12:25:30-08:00

Our Grantees in the News

Adereni Abiodun featured on CNN

CNN logoHow low tech is making a big impact on maternal deaths in Nigeria, December 2018

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“When Abiodun Adereni learned that pregnant women in Nigeria were dying from a lack of proper health care at childbirth, he knew something had to be done. So he launched HelpMum, a Nigerian health service provider that tackles the problem by using low-cost innovations and the power of mobile technology.”

Read the whole article, How low tech is making a big impact on maternal deaths in Nigeria here.

Learn more about Adereni Abiodun’s project, HelpMum, here.

Carly Wilson featured in News.com, Australia

The shocking damage balloons can do to marine life, November 2018

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We know the damage a plastic bag can do to a turtle. But check out how a broken balloon looks bobbing around in the ocean. While it’s fun for a child to grab a balloon at a shopping centre or play with them at birthday parties, they can be a danger to our marine life if they aren’t disposed of properly because they end up looking like jellyfish

Read the whole article, The shocking damage balloons can do to marine life here.

Learn more about Carly Wilson’s project, Rubber Jellyfish – The Movie, here.

Carly Wilson featured in ABC Australia

Rubber jellyfish vs sea turtles: who wins?, November 2018

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“How does a helium balloon get from your hand to the digestive tract of a sea turtle? A new documentary explains how our celebrations are shutting the party down for marine life. Rubber Jellyfish examines the relationship between helium balloons and their impact on the world’s oceans including six endangered species of sea turtles in waters around Australia.”

Read the whole article, Rubber jellyfish vs sea turtles: who wins? here.

Learn more about Carly Wilson’s project, Rubber Jellyfish – The Movie, here.

Stacy Bannerman featured on NBC 5

Medford woman returns Freedom Medal to former President Bush, November 2018

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“Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush were honored with Liberty Medals at the 2018 Liberty Medal Ceremony this past Sunday in Philadelphia. But a Medford woman’s actions at the event made headlines after she denounced the former president and gave back a medal she received for her family’s service in the Iraq war.”

Read the whole article and watch the video, Medford woman returns Freedom Medal to former President Bush here.

Learn more about Stacy Bannerman’s project, Women’s EcoPeace, here.

Denise Burry featured in TechSoup blog

Helping Vulnerable Young People Stay on Track, November 2018

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“The world can be a hazardous place for youth who age out of foster care without the proper support behind them. In Florida, more than 3,000 teens face this reality, according to the state’s Department of Children and Families. The statistics for this group are alarming… Lake County’s Forward Paths Foundation seeks to address vulnerable young people’s needs. Forward Paths provides temporary housing, job skills training, and both educational and financial assistance. With these supports, youth who age out of the foster care system have greatly increased chances of leading healthy, safe, and independent lives.”

Read the whole article, Helping Vulnerable Young People Stay on Track here.

Learn more about Denise Burry’s project, Forward Paths Foundation, Inc, here.

Eric Omwanda Nehemiah featured in Daily Nation

How are you serving your community?, November 2018

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“The idea to start a charitable organisation came to Eric Nehemiah, 27, while he was taking a walk in Mathare slums. It was 2012 and he was 20 years old. “I thought of the children I often came across in the slum, how many of them ended up dropping out of school due to lack of school fees or didn’t go to school at all and felt compelled to do something about it,” he says.”

Read the whole article, How are you serving your community? here.

Learn more about Eric Omwanda Nehemiah’s project, Beyond Skills, here.

Candice Elder featured on CBS San Francisco Bay Area

‘Feed The Hood’ Provides For East Bay Homeless, November 2018

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“This week’s Jefferson Award winner has made helping the homeless of the East Bay her mission. Candice Elder brings bagged lunches and hygiene kits containing items like toothpaste and toilet paper to East Oakland’s homeless encampments. Elder greets each homeless resident with a hug and well wishes. “

Read the whole article, ‘Feed The Hood’ Provides For East Bay Homeless, here

Learn more about Candice Elder’s project, Take Back Our Streets, here.

Maria Omare featured in the Bright Magazine

Meet The Woman Who’s Transforming How Kenya Sees Disability, October 2018

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“Maria Omare greets me warmly when we meet at Kibera Drive, one of the few major roads in Kibera, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya that is home to an estimated 250,000 residents. “Welcome to Wakanda,” she jokes, referring to the fictional land in the film “Black Panther.””

Read the whole article, Meet The Woman Who’s Transforming How Kenya Sees Disability here.

Learn more about Maria Omare’s project, The Action Foundation, here.

Cheeraz Gormon featured in Time

time magazine logoWhy TIME Devoted an Issue to Guns in America, October 2018

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“In his 2015 book, the artist JR asks, “Can Art Change the World?” Artists see beyond walls, across divides, around corners. Through their eyes, we understand the world in new, clearer ways—which is why TIME since its founding has worked with great artists to create our covers, from Andy Warhol to Andrew Wyeth, Robert Rauschenberg to Ai Weiwei, Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Shepard Fairey. Fifty years ago, Roy Lichtenstein marked a series of heart-breaking assassinations with a TIME cover, “The Gun in America,” which now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery”

Read the whole article, Why TIME Devoted an Issue to Guns in America here.

Learn more about Cheeraz Gormon’s project, Sibling Support Network, here.

Carly Wilson featured in Adelaide Now, Australia

Rubber Jellyfish documentary charts the rise and fall of helium balloons — a marine menace, October 2018

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“RELEASING helium balloons into the sky is an act of environmental vandalism that should be banned, says a local wildlife warrior ahead of a new documentary film screening. Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation founder and president Aaron Machado has personally attended to many marine animals suffering from ingesting a balloon, often with a plastic tie and string.

Read the whole article, Rubber Jellyfish documentary charts the rise and fall of helium balloons — a marine menace here.

Learn more about Carly Wilson’s project, Rubber Jellyfish – The Movie, here.

Padmanaban Gopalan featured in The Times of India, India

International laurels for Coimbatore social entrepreneur, October 2018

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“It might have been just a few years since he launched his initiative- No Food Waste- but Coimbatore-based social entrepreneur Padmanabhan Gopalan is already going places. The youngster was recently invited as one of the speakers at the prestigious Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium which was held from October 17 to 19 as part of the World Food Prize annual series of events in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Padmanabhan was recognized for his NGO, No Food Waste, which donates excess food to the hungry and needy and prevents food from ending up in trash.”

Read the whole article, International laurels for Coimbatore social entrepreneur here.

Learn more about Padmanaban Gopalan’s project, No Food Waste, here.

Jose German featured in The Montclaire Local

Town Square: A demonstration garden is the new kid in town at Crane Park, October 2018

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“Montclair has a reputation of as green town with the privilege of having great parks and wonderful open spaces. Montclair also has a group of well-known gardens that are part of the town culture and history, such as Presby Memorial Iris Garden, Van Vleck Garden, and the Avis Campbell Gardens, to name a few”

Read the whole article, Town Square: A demonstration garden is the new kid in town at Crane Park here.

Learn more about Jose German’s project, Crane Park Demonstration Garden, here.

Elizabeth Alberts featured on Soundcloud.com

EarthVoice Episode 1: Saving the Dogs of Blikkiesdorp, October 2018

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“This first episode of EarthVoice will take you to Cape Town, South Africa, where a team of animal lovers sacrifice their time, money and even their personal safety to care for dogs and cats in the city’s poorest communities. We’ll hear from Rosie Kunneke, cofounder of Tin Can Town, a local animal welfare group, as well as several volunteer.”

Read the whole article, EarthVoice Episode 1: Saving the Dogs of Blikkiesdorp here.

Learn more about Elizabeth Alberts’s project, EarthVoice Podcast, here.

Sophia Hanson featured in CBS Sports

Jalen Mills takes on bullying, has confidence in defense despite Eagles’ 2-2 start, October 2018

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“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.”

Read the whole article, Jalen Mills takes on bullying, has confidence in defense despite Eagles’ 2-2 start here.

Learn more about Sophia Hanson’s project, National Youth Foundation, here.

Madeleine Bair featured in The Lenfest Institute

How a Local Journalist is Trying to Better Understand and Serve Oakland’s Latino Immigrant Community, October 2018

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“Earlier this year, journalist Madeleine Bair traveled around Oakland, Calif. with an oversized golden microphone. Bair interviewed dozens of members of the Latino immigrant community about the ongoing housing crisis in the Bay Area. The interviews were part of the first pilot project of  El Tímpano, a local news project Bair launched to improve journalism for Latino immigrants in Oakland.

Read the whole article,How a Local Journalist is Trying to Better Understand and Serve Oakland’s Latino Immigrant Community here.

Learn more about Madeleine Bair’s project, El Tímpano, here.

Deepa Pawar featured in The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley ‘Tell Her Story’ contest honors South Asian women, September 2018

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“Deepa Pawar, a human rights activist and nonprofit founder from Maharashtra, India, was announced Sunday as the winner of the first “Tell Her Story” contest, which was sponsored by the UC Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies.”

Read the whole article, UC Berkeley ‘Tell Her Story’ contest honors South Asian women here.

Learn more about Deepa Pawar’s project, Raahi Youth Network, here.

Kristel Nielsen featured in RadioX

3C AMPLIFIED Kristel Nielsen with Your Art Your Story and Tess Mosko Scherer with Arizona Artists Guild, September 2018

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“Your Art Your Story is a non profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona that supports people affected by suicide, depression and anxiety through art and community. Kristel Nielsen is Founder of Your Art Your Story and a suicide loss survivor. After her son’s death, she saw a lack of support in the community for people affected by suicide and mental illness, so she entered a pitch completion at ASU and won start up funding for the project. She recently graduated from ASU with a Master’s in Legal Studies and has been an intellectual property paralegal and certified Arizona legal document preparer for over 10 years. Kristel helps people draft their wills and powers of attorney documents”

Read the whole article, 3C AMPLIFIED Kristel Nielsen with Your Art Your Story and Tess Mosko Scherer with Arizona Artists Guild here.

Learn more about Kristel Nielsen’s project, Your Art Your Story, here.

Clare Hanrahan featured in Mountain Xpress

International Day of Peace Sept. 21 at Elder and Sage Community Garden, September 2018

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“Keeping with this year’s theme for International Day of Peace, “The Right to Peace,” the Peace Day committee has chosen Palestine-born Yousef Natsha and American-born wife Rachel Joy as Peacemakers of the Year. They will be recognized at the Asheville celebration on Friday, Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. at the Elder and Sage Community Gardens on Page Avenue.”

Read the whole article, International Day of Peace Sept. 21 at Elder and Sage Community Garden here.

Learn more about Clare Hanrahan’s project, Elder & Sage Community Gardens, here.

Camille Licate featured on The Dodo

Woman Falls In Love With Chicken Rescued From NYC Streets, September 2018

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“When this woman met a little chick who was found on the streets of NYC, she didn’t expect to fall in love. But Bree quickly showed his mom that they were meant to be family”

Watch the video, Woman Falls In Love With Chicken Rescued From NYC Streets here.

Learn more about Camille Licate’s project, Bree & Me Project, here.

Jillian Jordan featured in Dallas News

Learn how to make “feed bombs”, which can bring more wildflowers to North Texas, September 2018

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“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 Seed Bomb, Inc, here.

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