Nerds in the Hood
- Street Soldiers
The Omega Boys Club/Street Soldiers mission is to keep young people alive and unharmed by violence and free from incarceration. It provides youth with opportunity and support to build positive lives for themselves, and move into contributing roles in society
- Harlem Education Activities Fund
The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) is a comprehensive, non-profit supplemental education and youth development organization that helps dedicated public school students from Harlem and the surrounding communities develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career and life. HEAF identifies students in middle school and supports them until they are successfully admitted to four-year colleges through a variety of afterschool, weekend and summer educational and youth development programs.
Trauma, Turmoil and Recovery: Surviving Foster Care
- Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Programs’ mission is to provide and improve—and ultimately to prevent the need for—foster care. Established by United Parcel Service founder Jim Casey, it is a Seattle-based national operating foundation that has served children, youth, and families in the child welfare system since 1966. It provides direct services, and we promote advances in child-welfare practice and policy, and collaborate with foster, kinship, and adoptive parents to provide safe, loving homes for youth in our direct care.
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation fosters public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, it makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
Hope on a Pile of Bones
- Mustard Seed Project
The Mustard Seed Project was established in 1993 to support the ministries of The Rev. John Kabango Rucyahana and to provide “Acts of Mercy and Mission in East and Central Africa.” Addressing Rwanda’s estimated 400,000 orphans and decimated education system, Bishop John founded the Sonrise School to be a “light on a hill” and a demonstration to everyone in Rwanda as to what is possible. Its mission is to set the standard for academic excellence and servant leadership, while at the same time, demonstrating that with love and education, the country’s neediest children are redeemable and can be developed into leaders. Other projects include Bishop John and Harriet Rucyahana’s Evangelistic Ministries, the Sonrise School in Musanze, Rwanda, and the Blessed Mustard Seed Babies Home in Hoima, Uganda.
- Kigali Memorial Centre
The Kigali Memorial Centre was opened on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, in April 2004. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried. These graves are a clear reminder of the cost of ignorance. The Centre is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place for people to grieve those they lost.
Breaking the Bonds of Tradition
Navsarjan is a grassroots Dalit organization dedicated to ensuring human rights for all. Our mission is to eliminate discrimination based on untouchability practices; ensure equality of status and opportunities for all, regardless of caste, class or gender; and to ensure the rule of law. Navsarjan is the largest Dalit organization in Gujarat, and one of the most effective in India. It is active in more than 3,000 villages, as well as in the cities. Its programs include Human Rights Value Education, Women’s Rights, Minimum Wage Implementation and a Community Video Unit.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. It places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives. CARE’s mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, CARE promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility.
- Dristhti Media
Drishti is a leading human rights and development organization that uses media, communications and the arts to strengthen India’s social movements and organizations to extend their reach and to increase the participation of marginalized communities. Drishti pursues two strategies simultaneously; one, to integrate a strong media, arts and communications focus into as many human rights, gender and development organizations as possible; and two, to enhance the potential of community members themselves to make their own media and cultural products. Its key program areas: Community Radio and Video, Film Production, Theater, Public Arts, Campaign Creation and Development Communications Trainings for social action groups. Drishti has produced over 25 documentary films, four community radio programmes, designed over a dozen rights based campaigns, and conducted over 200 trainings on theatre and audio-visual production.
- Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, HRW give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Its rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.