As we grapple with Earth’s ferocity through the coronavirus, she reminds us that we don’t own her. Instead, as James Perkinson, a long-time activist, educator, and poet, and one of my mentors, said, we belong to her. I add that we are her...
Changemaker Warren Campbell Responds Swiftly to COVID-19; Offers Vital Funds to Those Under COVID-19 Treatment
As the founder of AFFORDABLE, a software-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing barriers to healthcare access, Warren Campbell, a TPP changemaker, realized COVID-19 could be a potential health hazard in the US as early as February. Then, something unexpected happened that hit close to home: the grandparents of one of his developers were on the Queen Diamond cruise ship when COVID-19 was identified.
TPP grantees are attached to the fundamentals that will grow their communities and nourish the qualities that need to emerge within every individual. They implement social sustainability by honoring the planet, expanding access to technical resources, promoting authentic expression and preserving peoples livelihoods. Every project below helps remove suppressed [...]
The TPP Grant was a seed for me to start my journey; it turned my dreams into a real sense of work that I was passionate about. It changed my life because I have created a large network of people I work with and the society I serve.”
...the real problem lies somewhere else: how to make sure that people who care about social change do not retreat because they fear failure and do not quit because they are convinced that they are not good enough...
TPP provided a grant to NCCASP in publishing a groundbreaking article that brings light to this gap in the U.S. criminal code. NCCASP was able to document the gap within state criminal codes and publish a groundbreaking article in Journel of Child and Youth Review in 2019. This report educates legislatures on the issue for the purpose of updating state criminal codes to close loopholes in child torture cases.
Great Strides for Children on the Move: Danielle De La Fuente’s Work with Refugee Children through the Amal Alliance
When you’re at the United Nations and a Minister of Education requests your advice, you know you must be doing something right. But it took Danielle De La Fuente, founder of the Amal Alliance, a lot of hard work and dedication to get to that moment.
With such sensational stories bombarding our hearts and minds, it is easy to succumb to fear—or, worse, apathy. But at The Pollination Project, we strive to provide an antidote to apathy by uplifting the voices of those changemakers who are making a positive difference in the world—changemakers like Mr. Dickson Oketch
A Voice for the Voiceless: Sameeksha Bhattarai Advocates for Compassion Toward All Animals in Kathmandu, Nepal
Sameeksha Bhattarai, founder of Project Compassionate Nepal, says that veganism—and her quest to help others in her community of Kathmandu choose a plant-based lifestyle--has been one of the biggest battles of her life. Despite the hardship, however, she refuses to shy away from the effort.