DC Central Kitchen is one of the leading institutions in America for reducing hunger, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise. Since its founding in 1989, they have served over 25 million meals to low-income and at-risk DC residents.
Community Resources for Science connects and engages educators, students, and scientists in a vibrant and innovative web of science learning resources, transforming science education. Their vision is a community of educators and scientists working together to excite all children about learning through the scientific exploration of the world around them. Community Resources for Science contributes to this vision by weaving connections between the needs of individual teachers and educational resources, while acting as a catalyst to improve the available resources in their community.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo (OHDZ) and its Malagasy NGO, the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP), created an innovative project in Madagascar that protects local forests while raising the standard of living for thousands of people. The Kianjavato reforestation and community supported agricultural program safeguards endangered species by developing people’s skills in natural resource stewardship. The OHDZ-MBP’s reforestation effort, in close partnership with the local community, will plant one million trees in five years to protect critically endangered lemurs.
The Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF) was formed in 2011 by members of the Tohono O’odham Tribe to deliver academic and health and wellness services throughout the Tohono O’odham Nation in Pima County, Arizona. The Gu Vo Academic After-School Program has extracurricular activities designed to keep students scholastically engaged as well as physically fit. Students begin each daily session with study hour where instructors provide tutoring in reading, math, science, and the study of computer programming and robotics.
Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture is a community-based organization that engages, trains, and inspires Hopi youth and community members to develop sustainable solutions utilizing Hopi cultural teachings, ecological tradition and knowledge.
Founded in 1995, Oakland Kids First supports youth leaders to transform Oakland schools and improve student achievement through advocacy, peer mentoring, and leadership training. Oakland Kids First partners with schools and Oakland Unified School District to ensure hundreds of students have meaningful roles and responsibilities in school change efforts.
Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. They are combining business and clinical innovations to create a self-sustaining and scalable chain of clinics in Kenya that provide reproductive health services to poor urban women.
Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer (PINCC) prevents cervical cancer by educating women, training health care providers, and equipping facilities in developing countries, utilizing proven, low cost, accessible technology methods. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer cause of death for women in the Global South, even though it is the most preventable.