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Nicole Cardoza featured in Forbes

Nicole Cardoza on Forbes Lists 30 Under 30 – Education (2017), January 2017

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“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 30 Under 30 – Education (2017) here.

Learn more about Nicole Cardoza’s project, Yoga Foster, here.

Melody Moore in the National Geographic

A Challenge for Girls Today: Moving Beyond ‘How Do I Look?’, January 2017

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“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 adolescents. She gave out her cell phone number and counseled people who called, tracking down their Facebook friends and even calling the police.”

Read the whole article, A Challenge for Girls Today: Moving Beyond ‘How Do I Look?’ here.

Learn more about Melody Moore’s project, The Embodied Love Movement, here.

Charles Orgbon in The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Press

Youth Environmental Leader Charles Orgbon III Tours MTR Sites with OVEC, December 2016

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“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).”

Read the whole article, Youth Environmental Leader Charles Orgbon III Tours MTR Sites with OVEC here.

Learn more about Charles Orgbon’s project, Greening Forward, here.

Devi Vaisya featured in East Bay Express

Best of the East Bay 2016: Arts & Culture Writers’ Picks , December 2016

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“Most Historic Cultural Event
Brouhaha
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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 enduring misrepresentations in pop culture and mainstream media.”

Read the whole article, Best of the East Bay 2016: Arts & Culture Writers’ Picks here.

Learn more about Devi Vaisya’s project, Brouhaha here.

Hashem Abu Shama in The RHODES TRUST

the-rhodes-trustHashem Abu Shama, November 2016

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“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 as the President of the Earlham Student Government. While at Oxford, Hashem hopes to pursue an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy and an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Hashem hopes to continue his political advocacy for Palestine and to establish a network of community centers in refugee camps across Palestine.”

Read the whole article, Hashem Abu Shama here.

Learn more about Hashem Abushama’s project, Trash the Occupation, Not Our Land, here.

Hashem Abushama in Indiana’s Earlham College News

collegeEarlhamite selected for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship in historic launch of Middle East program, November 2016

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“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 Fulbright, philosopher Naomi Wolf, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker; and Marc Kielburger, co-founder of Feed The Children.”

Read the whole article, Earlhamite selected for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship in historic launch of Middle East program here.

Learn more about Hashem Abushama’s project, Trash the Occupation, Not Our Land, here.