Ralitsa Rano, Multicultural Leadership Project


The Multicultural Leadership Project empowers refugee and immigrant youth in Aurora, Colorado. Through the program, high school students of all cultural and religious backgrounds share personal experiences, develop skills and assume leadership roles within their school community. The participation in this leadership initiative allows refugee and immigrant youth to voice and process their own cultural adjustment challenges and grow from them. The community projects will focus on helping their newly-arrived peers feel welcomed and supported in their adjustment to a new school, culture and home in the United States.

Devi Vaidya, Brouhaha


Brouhaha, 2016 Best of the East Bay winner for "Most Historic Cultural Event," is a project of Peacock Rebellion, named by PRIDE.com one of "10 Incredible LGBTQ Artist Collectives You Should Be Watching." Brouhaha trains queer and transgender people of color to use comedy to get messages of peace and social justice to mainstream audiences. The Impact Grant expands the training program online to reach a new generation of artists, and brings a new advanced training to previous graduates of the program, who are now ready to bring a politically fractured, divided nation some healing comedy.

Samantha N. Ngcolomba, Lady Liberty SA


Lady Liberty SA is a mobile legal office, traveling to remote townships 'slums' and rural areas providing access to basic legal information and services to margenalised women. We focus on domestic violence, sexual assault, marriage, divorce, maintenance, wills and labour. We have been awarded a mobile application by Facebook Free Basics and while we finalise the content for this platform, we are also developing a USSD platform to extend our services virtually to thousands more people that we cannot reach physically. Our grant funds will be used largely for development and for a marketing campaign to raise awareness for this.

Mary-Justine Todd, Women’s Crisis Care International


Women's Crisis Care International (WCCI) provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week crisis support for victims of domestic and sexual abuse throughout the Kingdom of Bahrain. For this, we must train and maintain a large group of certified women's crisis advocate volunteers. Thus the TPP impact grant is to support the 2017 class of certified advocates through their training process, so they may be well-prepared and ready to serve in their capacity of women's crisis advocates.

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